Speed up Magento

asked Jan 7, 2013 in E-commerce by reema40 (820 points)
Hi all..
Is there any way I can speed up Magento performance. It is very slow, specially during upload process. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated
Thanks in advanced.
commented May 21, 2014 by perrysun (680 points)
I have some ideas to add.
Firstly, you should have a good hosting provider. Site speed greatly depends on hosting server.
Secondly, you should use cache. Magento has a caching system out of the box but it's not ideal. I use a special extension (http://amasty.com/magento-full-page-cache.html) that gives me much more control over site caching.
Thirdly, optimize content, especially images. You can make many steps to speeding up your site but if your images are too heavy, you will just waste your time and efforts.
Hope that helps!

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answered Jan 7, 2013 by dona (4,540 points)
The best way to speed up your Magento's performance by enabling its Compilation function.  This will increase the performance by  25%-50%  during page loads.
from your Magento admin panel , go to System -> Tools- > Compilation, and enable this option.
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answered Mar 12, 2015 by simonwalker (220 points)
edited Mar 12, 2015 by necser
In order to speed up the Magento Admin Panel, you need to:

1. Set up Varnish cache
2. Tune up the database
3. Clean up the cache
4. Delete unused extensions
5. Delete out-of-sale products
6. Reindex your products

Magento Frontend performance, you need to:

1. Compress the output
2. Use Expires Headers
3. Merge CSS files with JS files
4. Use Memcached
5. Use Parallel Downloads

You can hire experts as well to optimize your Magento store
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answered Mar 16, 2015 by ilovemage (180 points)
Just go through this thread

i hope it will definetly help you !!
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answered Jun 15, 2015 by johnab (1,080 points)
I found a blog in which they explained about their website performance and also pointed out the aspects about how it is achieved. Refer: https://goo.gl/rXEW2x
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answered Aug 17, 2015 by brianmagento (400 points)
edited Dec 20, 2016 by brianmagento
There are many ways to speed up magento like using cache, optimize magento theme, use memcache.
However, firstly I recommend you to check your hosting to see if it can handle a Magento site, especially shared hosting.
You may refer this list of best magento hosting review if you have no idea what is a good hosting for Magento https://magentoexplorer.com/the-5-best-magento-hosting-companies-compared
Hope this helps