Whether you’re a Magento developer or not, this is a must read book about Magento that you can’t miss. From basic options to optimize your Magento install, to advanced PHP/MySQL settings, this book covers it all.
You may know how heavy is Magento, and how a server to host it should be. However, there are times when a complete server can’t always carry Magento exploiting its full performance. Here’s when this free open-source software provides us with a complete package of options to optimize the platform, and this is why “Instant Magento Performance Optimization How-to [eBook]” is the perfect guide.
No matter what kind of online store you have, you may want to speed up your site load time. I think that’s why this book begins introducing a table containing results about CSS, JS and Overall loading time before any tweaking to the Magento install is done and then a comparison to this table but after the Merge CSS and JS options are enabled. For example, by merging the CSS files from the Admin-panel, you can reduce the server request from 3 to 1, leading to a remarkable time load reduction.
Personally, i recommend chapter called “Checking the configuration”, where you can learn the complete list of settings you should check in order to improve and keep healthy your online store. If you want to avoid “Magento headaches”, you need to be acquainted about your own store settings, here’s how this chapter begins: “The best way to give up on Magento is to let your configuration mislead you.”. It speaks for itself!.
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