Magento Store Performance Optimization: Full Page Cache Is A Must

Magento Store Performance Optimization: Full Page Cache Is A Must

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All these facts clearly show: the slower your shop is, the more money you lose!

 

All right, you probably knew it before, what’s next?

When it comes to your store performance optimization, chances are you go to your developer and ask him to do everything to push the limits. And most likely the developer will do something to improve something. But you never know what he did and what exactly flied after all.

Then you may try to take control and do something yourself – here comes Google PageSpeed Insights. It’s quite informative test, but it’s also supposed to be run and utilized by developers. Right, we’re going round in circles. Where’s the solution?

 

Solution #1. Boost your dev!

Try to set a challenge for your store developer more specifically. Here’re some tips about Magento store performance optimization for this purpose:

 

  1. Upgrade to the latest version of Magento.
  2. Add some rows to .htaccess file (disable eTags, enable Expires headers, activate output compression).
  3. Optimize images size.
  4. Enable Flat catalog.
  5. Merge CSS and Javascript files.
  6. Clean log and database files on a regular basis.
  7. Enable all types of caching!

Yes, it’s a great scope of work… But there’s always an easier way out!

 

Solution #2. Utilize Mirasvit Full Page Cache Warmer Extension!

Yes, native Magento 1 & 2 cache management options are still great, if you wonder.

But Full Cache Page Warmer is based on a principle: ‘The newer page version is, the better!’. It has a unique robot, which checks every moment of time, if any page has changed. And if something changed, the robot immediately caches the new version of the page.

This is an opportunity to:

  1. Always show customers and search bots (like Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.) the latest page version from cache;
  2. Meet customers expectations regarding page load speed;
  3. Drive more orders and reduce cart abandonment rate thanks to the highest pages load speed.

Full Page Cache Warmer will add some extra possibilities for your store caching flows and bring its performance to the new level:

 

All caching processes are fully automated

No need to set up caching every other time: just configure all necessary jobs after installation and they will run automatically as you plan.

Just relax and watch warmed pages report:Warmed Pages Reports in Full Page Cache

Image 1. Warmed Pages Reports in Full Page Cache

 

Easy Page Cache Control

With clear and transparent backend you’ll be able to control all pages cache at a glance. It’s also possible to take immediate manual actions on every page cache (Warm, Clean or Remove).

But you still don’t have to do anything, only in case you wish, since extension is fully automated and supposed to restore your store cache automatically.Pages Cache Statuses

Image 2. Pages Cache Statuses.

 

Advanced And Flexible Configuration Of Cache Page

Simple and clear configuration settings allow you to just enable page types to cache and enable them. You may also define the ignored pages and the robot won’t cache them.

Also there is an option to warm cache by page popularity. For instance, if there are some pages, which are visited more frequently, than the others, and their popularity is higher, then the robot will cache them first.Enabling Page Types To Warm Cache

Image 3. Enabling Page Types To Warm Cache.

 

Performance Tweak

Full Page Cache Warmer has several option for performance tweak:

  • the number of concurrent requests to your store (threads)
  • maximum run time
  • frequency of running cron jobs.

Besides, all extension workflows run in the background by Cron. So, you won’t ever see any annoying popups or reminders on your desktop.Performance Tweak.

Image 4. Performance Tweak.

 

Summary

In fine, remember, it’s always up to you choosing measures and ways to boost your store performance. There are several common ways, like images optimization or merging CSS and Javascript files, but it may take some time to bring to life.

Anyway the shortest and easiest way to speed up your store is utilizing Full Page Cache Warmer. It solves all your store issues with page caching automatically. Here’s what you get with Mirasvit Page Cache:

  • A few times faster page load speed;
  • Effective full page cache utilization;
  • Caching new pages right after their saving;
  • Higher conversion rate, lower bounce and abandoned cart rates thanks to high load speed;
  • Latest version of the page cache for every visitor and search bot;
  • Higher search engine rankings thanks to enhanced pages speed.

Mirasvit Full Page Cache Warmer is the perfect solution for your store performance!