Magento Site Performance Optimization

Book Description

Leverage the power of Magento to speed up your website with this book and ebook


  • Improve the performance of Magento by more than 70%
  • Master Magento caching techniques
  • Using a step-by-step approach, learn how to optimize Magento site performance

In Detail

In the open source, e-commerce community, Magento has established itself as the most popular e-commerce in the market. It is supported by a very strong developer community and it fits most merchants' needs. Despite this leadership, Magento has a major problem; it is very slow. To serve customers in a more efficient way, we need a tool that can optimize our sites' performance. Even if the tool is able to boost the speed of the site to some extent, it can still be a very crucial factor when there are so many competing websites on the market.

This book will start by providing a list of trustee companies to host a Magento website with high traffic. Also, we will discuss the required configurations in terms of amount of RAM, CPU, and HDD.

What you will learn from this book

  • Configure for high performance
  • Optimize the database model
  • Take advantage of Varnish, APC, memcached, and FPC
  • Explore built-in Magento caching mechanisms
  • Install and tune Apache, lighttpd, and Nginx for Magento
  • Supercharge your website with external services
  • Use the HipHop Virtual Machine to serve Magento
  • Gain more customers by enhancing your website


Magento Site Performance Optimization follows a hands-on, easy-to-follow approach, which focuses on the optimization of Magento’s performance. Each chapter has a very logical flow, which makes the book Reader-friendly.

Who this book is written for

This book is written for Magento administrators who wish to optimize their store to increase performance, without spending thousands of dollars a year for the enterprise edition of Magento. It is noteworthy that Magento, as a , comes with a gigantic base and tools; however, the reader needs to be up for the challenge, ready to produce their own to make the most of its base.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Starting with the Right Hardware
Chapter 2: Choosing the Best Web
Chapter 3: Tuning, Scaling, and Replicating MySQL
Chapter 4: Caching Them All

Book Details

  • Title: Magento Site Performance Optimization
  • Author:
  • Length: 92 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-05-19
  • ISBN-10: 1783287055
  • ISBN-13: 9781783287055
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