Performance Optimization Service (М1/M2)
Each merchant knows for sure that load times take a toll on customers’ patience. Improve your store performance and let your business shine with our Performance Optimization Service.
The service includes:
- License and installation of extensions:
- JS/CSS/HTML Merge and Minify extension
- Image Optimizer
- Full Page Cache (Magento 1 only)
- Performance Monitoring extension
- Amazon CDN Synchronizer (by request)
- Qualified configuration of our extensions
- Varnish configuration (Magento 2 only)
- Installation and configuration of Redis (by request)
- Server configuration to improve website performance
- Fixing of compatibility issues between our products and your theme or 3rd-party extensions
How to speed up Magento website?
If your Magento (or Magento 2) store is running slow, our performance improvement service is the answer. This service, as long as an appropriate server environment, is the key to have fast and stable store.
Magento Performance Improvement Service enhances the following areas
- Time to First Byte (TTFB) is dramatically decreased
- Merge and minification of JS and CSS files
- HTML minification
- Image optimization with/without quality loss
- Fewer requests to a server
- Page size is reduced
- CPU and Memory usage tracking in admin panel
- Email-alerts upon high CPU usage
As a result, your website will become much faster and stable.
Why Magento Performance Optimization Service
Time to first byte (TTFB) is a time period between an initial request to a server and a server response. This is one of the key indicators of web page speed. TTFB should be lower than 1 second.
As for Magento 1, we use PotatoCommerce Full Page Cache extension extension to decrease TTFB within our service. As for Magento 2, FPC is already built in the platform, and we can check that it’s configured properly.
Tip: Use GTMetrix service (see Timing tab) to check the TTFB of your website.
Lossless/lossy image optimization
Most of the page size (about 60%) is images. Obviously, compression of images (image optimization) will significantly reduce the total size of web pages. Our Image Optimizer (it's available for both Magento and Magento 2) is able to optimize files of jpg, png and gif image types. You can choose lossy or lossless image compression method.
Tip: Use GTMetrix service to check whether images are optimized on your Magento store.
Merge and minification of JS and CSS files
Merge is combining files of the same type into a single file. For example, a browser will load one merged CSS-file of 1Mb faster than 5 CSS-files of 200Kb due to fewer requests to a server.
Minification is a process of removing all excess information from JS/CSS files, which reduces the size of the resulting file.
Tip: Use GTMetrix service to check whether JS and CSS files are merged and minified.
You can improve overall page speed if HTML content of a page will be minified. Minified HTML code is faster delivered, parsed and rendered by the browser.
Reduced number of requests to a server
Request processing has 4 steps: delivering of a request from a browser to a server, processing the request on the server side, delivering the response to the browser and processing the response on the browser side. Each step takes time. Thus, the more requests a browser makes, the slower the page loading speed is . In addition, our service includes encountering and elimination of unnecessary/unused/duplicated scripts, libraries and other resources.
Page size is reduced
Image optimization, GZIP compression, merge of JS/CSS files, eliminating excess files and CSS/JS/HTML minify allow significantly decreasing overall page size. Obviously, the lower page size is, the faster it is loaded.
CPU and Memory usage tracking. Email alerts to a system administrator.
To understand and analyse the performance of your web-server and Magento, it is crucial to have a tool that allows tracking CPU and Memory usage for the last 30 days (or even more). Our Performance Monitoring Magento extension (M1 / M2) is used for that purpose. Its detailed reports have the list of top website and system transactions, which is very helpful in determining bottlenecks. In addition, it allows sending emails to notify a system administrator on high CPU load.
PHP and a web-server are configured properly
This service includes key enhancements of a web-server and PHP configuration. For example, it is important to enable mod_expires, mod_gzip (used to accelerate processing of client requests). We can also modify some PHP parameters (memory_limit, max_execution_time, etc.) if necessary.
Fixing of compatibility issues with your theme and 3rd-party extensions
We fix possible compatibility issues with your web-theme and third-party modules which influence overall performance (please note the service does not include theme optimization or fixing bugs of third-party products as well as CDN configuration, image sprites, images rescaling).
Professional configuration of our extensions
It takes much time and requires a qualified technical specialist to configure a server and all installed modules properly. These tasks are not trivial as it may seem at first sight. Each store is unique and has a great variety of 3rd-party modules and themes. Sometimes, configuration of our extensions and server may take up to 8 hours.
Varnish is a caching reverse proxy-server and HTTP accelerator. Varnish effectively uses the capabilities of modern multiprocessor systems. The cache can store any information; as a result, Varnish is great to cache dynamic content. This allows Varnish to reduce response time and CPU load for future equivalent requests.
If your store is Magento 2 based, then we offer Varnish configuration within the service.
Full report of completed work
Once the service is done, we will provide you with the report. It includes:
- 'before/after' reports for homepage, category and product pages, so that you can compare the final result with the initial state;
- A list of modified files;
- A list of our recommendations for further performance improvement.
- How fast my website will become after Magento Performance Improvement Service is provided?
- Are there any specific requirements to a server?
- How quickly can PotatoCommerce provide Magento Performance Improvement Service?
- How is my personal data secured?
- Do you provide discounts for development agencies?
- What is the refund policy for this service?
- Do you provide support after the optimization?
Not included in the services
- Theme customization
- Fixing bugs of 3rd-party extensions
- Making image sprites
- We Recommend
- 7 Reviews
Worth every pennyMy Google speedscore was 46 before the optimisation work. Bad for conversion and for seo.
Now it is 86 and it makes a world of a difference.
You check it on www.bloonaway.co.uk
Thank you for the amazing work and all the extras you've done for me.
Speed matters!We had really slow Magento 2 store, page loading time was >10s. Now it works must faster. They provided this service 2 monts ago, there was 2 issues with 3rd extensions, but support was fast and effective.
By the way, we've recently noticed an improvement in our SERP positions and traffic. Thank you Potato team!
Fantastic! A Must for Any Magento StoreMy CE store achieved amazing GTMetrix results from this service. We have around 10,000 products in a couple hundred category and our store absolutely hums.
The support is among the best I've experienced in my 20+ years in ecommerce. They really seemed dedicated to making sure everything is working perfectly. We were in a time crunch with our latest launch, and the PotatoCommerce developers were extremely responsive with every issue that I came across. More than once they worked late into the night helping me get my Magento store working like a well-oiled machine.
These guys are truly experts in Magento site optimization and I highly recommend their performance optimization service.
Excellent Services - Highly recommendedWe have online store and due to magento so much issue for slow loading, but after installing the extension and the support they provided, our online store is now best optimized. Their team even identify the issue with our website and resolve them. Highly recommended. a must have app for all magento website.
Good backup and supportThey help me with fixing more problems than instaling the extension and optimization.
Good support thats for sure