5 Tips To Speed Up Magento Websites

Magento is one of the most extensively used ecommerce platforms today that people to choose to grown their online business. It is a very booming and highly scalable platform with a high level of performance and customization. But poor performance is the one issue owners have been repeatedly complaining about.

The main reason for its poor performance is an excessive use of various customizations. MageWorx can help you to provide five actionable methods to improve performance of your Magento websites.

Install latest version

The simplest way to improve the speed your store’s site is to update the latest version. A new version of Magento gives you more features and bug/security fixes and with every update Magento performs better.

Steps to upgrade Magento

  • Install a fresh version of Magento
  • Run the installer
  • Change over themes and custom extensions from old to new version.

Choose the right hosting

Hosting is the base, the foundation of the website. Opting for cheap or poor web hosting will always be a worry for you. Before opting for a hosting plan you should be aware with all the requirements of your site, then only you will be able to make the right choice for the type of server.

SiteGround is an extraordinary Magento web hosting provider in speeding up websites.  You can also host your Magento website on a Virtual Private Server (VPS).

Page caching

Caching is one of the most effective ways to improve website performance. It reduces the load on the server, improves website ranking and remarkably increases sales conversion. MageWorx can help you to learn how to enable and disable Magento 2 Cache in detail. You can use following page caching extensions:

  • Brim’s Full Page Cache
  • Zoom Full Page Cache
  • Full Page Cache Pro

Once the pages cache is cleared Google ranking for your store is improved due to better page loading speed

Image Optimization

The images on your site account for 50% to 60% of your web page. The big picture sizes can make store slow and potential customers impatient which is not a good impact on customer.

Image Optimizer will optimize your images (GIF, JPG and PNG) reduce their file size without losing image quality which can dramatically increase the speed of your pages. Compatible with key image extensions such as jpg, gif and png

Users can choose the following MageWorx extensions for Magento 2

  • Compressor Extension
  • TinyPNG Extension

Combine CSS and JS

Merging all your CSS and JS into single files can actually reduce the number of HTTP requests sent to web server. This method can improvise the load time of your website, by combining it into fewer files and compressing them.

To allow Merge CSS and JavaScript in Magento 2 you can follow some simple steps from MageWorx which are given bellow.

  • Click Stores in the Admin panel. Select Configuration in the Settings section,.
  • Mark Developer under Advanced in the panel on the left
  • Open the JavaScript Settings and CSS setting section and alter the drop down to “yes” and then save the changes.
  • Clear the cache after merging the files.

Conclusion

There are numerous ways to speed up Magento websites. From merging CSS and JS files, executing page caching to  image optimization have  speed up your website to make your online store operate faster, get new loyal customers, and increase profitability rates.

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