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Make it faster! How to speed up Magento 2 store?
There are millions of different online shops, offering the whole bunch of products and services nowadays. It’s not enough just to have a webstore now to make customers buy. The owners of shops have to come up with attractive designs to grab buyers’ attention.
The other crucial feature, that influences customer is speed. It is very important to have all the products loading fast, so potencial client does not get bored waiting, but turn into a real customer. Because of this, it is vital to make site as fast as attractive. By nature, Magento 2 is relatively fast platform. However, it may slow down because of wrong configuration, overload of third-party extensions and outdated versions. Check out this article if you are eager to know how to speed up Magento site.
So, here we begin…
Before speeding up your web store, we recommend you to test Magento speed of your store by auditing it with Google Speed Insights. It is very user-friendly online tool that measures page’s speed. All you need is just to enter your website’s URL and tool will provide you with a detailed report. It will also include possible factors of slow performance and recommendations of how it can be possibly fixed.
By the way, double check the technical requirements for your Magento 2 online store to make sure all of them are taken into the consideration and are followed. Magento 2 operates better in certain conditions. So sometimes the solution might be just in following the requirements.
We provide you with some of the most helpful solutions for fixing the speed issues on Magento 2. We suggest trying each of those for the best performance as well as eliminating already existing and potential problems.
Use Fast Hosting Provider to Speed Up Magento
To make sure your Magento 2 web store works the fastest host it on a virtual private server. The other good option could be hosting on the service which is Magento-based websites optimized. Usually, using cheap hostings will slow down the operation rates of Magento web stores. Here is some useful info: Magento 2 requires at least 2 GB RAM and 20 GB SSD storage. Keep in mind those requirements when choosing the hosting to avoid any possible speed performance issues.
If you have some JS and CSS on your web store it sometimes can also be the reason of why it works slower. So, just keep it in mind, when adding new features. Also ensure, that the features are optimized and make the store perform as quick as it can. For a better performance use the advanced developer settings to adjust them to a minimum size, so they need fewer resources to run. You can set them using this hint:
This option is already turned on in Production Mode for Magento 2.2 version. Also, you might find useful Performance Optimization Tool as one of Magento speed optimization extensions. The extension is designed to solve many optimization issues, including minifying JS and CSS.
Let it cache, let it cache!
Once a visitor was at your page, your web store’s pages will accumulate in his browser’s cache memory. This way loading goes faster after the web store’s pages were opened at least once. Cache memory recalls fully-generated web pages that are already decoded and ready to display. All in all, the process takes less and the performance rate goes up, as well as it reduces the load on server. Once you speed up Magento, you get a better operating online store with a higher performance. Turn your Full Page Caching in Magento 2, following the steps:
Go to System -> Cache Management in Admin Panel and enable it.
And… do some more optimization!
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