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A Quick Way to Reduce Magento's Slowness

In this article we gathered a little guide that will help you with Magento platform’s slowness. It contains a wholesome steps about Magento speed optimization with added information in external links. We hope, that it will help you with answering the question: “How to speed up my Magento site?”

While implementing these steps it is better for you to run the Magento on CentOS with root and to WHM admin panel access. After submitting, you can strictly follow our guide for some Magento boost.

Read also: The major Advantages Fetched from Magento development

Ways to Improve Magento Site Speed

  1. Mod PageSpeed installation via Easy Apache. All of the needed instructions you can findhere
  1. .htaccess file installation (the information bellow) on these Magento locations:
    • /media/.htaccess
    • /skin/frontend/tesori/default/.htaccess
    • /js/.htaccess
  1. Move to Magento Admin -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Developer and choose to Merge CSS files
  1. Varnish installation. All of the needed instructions you can findhere

The needed information of second step:

############################################

## enable apache served files compression

## http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html#gzip

 # Insert filter on all content

 SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

 # Insert filter on selected content types only

 AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/css/text/javascript

 # Netscape 4.x has some problems...

 BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html

 # MSIE masquerades as Netscape, but it is fine

 BrowserMatch bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html

 # Don't compress images

 SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI .(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ no-gzip dont-vary

 # Make sure proxies don't deliver the wrong content

 Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary

<FilesMatch ".(ico|pdf|flv|svg|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|swf|js|css|php)$">;

Header set Expires "access plus 1 year"

FileETag MTime Size

 <filesmatch ".(jpg|jpeg|gif|svg|png|css|js|php)$">;

      ExpiresActive on

      ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 year" 

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