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Instant Magento Performance Optimization How-to

Book Description

Improve the performance of your Magento stores, using practical, hands-on recipes

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.

  • Tune your Magento installation for optimal performance

  • Identify misconfigurations that can cause slow down

  • Prepare your installation for clustering

In Detail

The optimization of an attractive commercial website is a non-trivial task that demands time and knowledge. Optimization is a critical point for all growing businesses because a misconfiguration could make you lose money, a lot of money. If your server is overloaded, a browser that wants to turn into a buyer will not be able to, and you will lose customers.

"Magento Performance Optimization How-To" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises to help you reach a high performance level for your Magento stores and keep your customers satisfied.

This book looks at tweaks and tips used to boost your Magento Performance, and breaks down the confusion that surrounds the subject.

You will learn how to compress your pages, styles, and scripts by almost 80%. We will also take a look at controversial optimization settings such as Magento core compilation or enabling all caching systems. You will discover new applications that improve performance. If you wish your e-businesses to grow and want to keep your customers satisfied, you definitely need this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Instant Magento Performance Optimization How-to
    1. Instant Magento Performance Optimization How-to
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewer
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    7. 1. Instant Magento Performance Optimization How-to
      1. Merging CSS files (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. CSS compression
      2. Merging JavaScript (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Simple JavaScript compression
          2. Base 62 JavaScript compression
          3. Including other libraries
      3. Logging files (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      4. Compiling (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      5. Managing the index (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      6. Removing PayPal's logo (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Using a content delivery network (CDN)
      7. Using the Magento caching system (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      8. Enhancing the expiration date (Should know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      9. Keeping your connections alive (Should know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      10. Storing your sessions in the database (Should know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      11. Configuring MySQL (Should know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      12. Using a memory-based filesystem for caching (Become an expert)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      13. Compressing your code – gzip (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      14. Installing a PHP accelerator (Become an expert)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      15. Clustering (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      16. Balancing load (Become an expert)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      17. Replicating the database (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      18. Checking the configuration (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      19. Clearing caches (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Deleting the cache from filesystem
      20. Logging (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Permission for the web server
          2. Apache error_log
      21. Using template hints (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      22. Using the Profiler (Should know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...
          1. Adding your own timer
      23. Using a debugger (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...