In Magento2, performance optimization is the key and one of the most important factor to make our store more faster and better in terms to reduce the page load time. So a faster online website is always the ideal choice of customer to visit and make a quick comfortable purchase. It is always best to have a good customer base who prefer our stores to make orders which helps in multiple factors like to increase the conversion rate and other ecommerce revenue things.
Magento 2 provides fantastic features as a great platform with following results:
- Faster catalog browsing
- Quick comfortable order process
- Quick page rendering to view using cache mechanism
- Customizable quick checkout
Quick Steps to Optimize Performance:
- Step 1: Merge CSS and JS Files
- Step 2: Caching
- Step 3: Content Delivery Network
- Step 4: Enable Compression
- Step 5: Image Optimization
- Step 6: Reduce Server Response Time
- Step 7: Regular Magento Updates
- Step 8: Optimize custom collections and SQL queries to get only necessary results
- Step 9: Apply database table indexes to make faster execution at Database level
Step 1: Merge CSS and JS Files
- Go to Admin ->
- Go to Admin ->
Stores -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Developer -> CSS Settings
Merge CSS Filesto Yes
Minify CSS Filesto Yes
When we are done with setting, just click “Save Config” button and flush cache to see the changes.
Step 2: Caching
In the Admin ->
System > Cache Management
Step 3: Content Delivery Network
Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a special system which is used to connect all the cache servers. In addition to supported geographical proximity, CDN will take over the delivering web content and fasten the page loading. If you are using CDN, you need to make sure the following configuration changes:
Go to Admin ->
Stores -> Configuration > General > Web > Base URLs (Secure)
Step 4: Enable Compression
We can follow the resources to enable compression. Let’s change the nginx compression directives from:
Step 5: Image Optimization
The image is an important content to make our store’s performance better and more faster. So we need to reduce the image size which can improve the load performance of website. Compressing image is needful when uploading any image to website.
Step 6: Reduce Server Response Time
Magento 2 supports built-in cache mechanism which makes site’s response time quite good with approx time as 0.5s. Once you add varnish to our Magento store, it makes our Magento 2 a superfast speed web page which loads in around 0.1-0.2s.
Go to Admin ->
Stores -> Configuration -> Advanced -> System -> Full Page Cache, transfer Caching Application to Varnish Cache.
Open Varnish Configuration section in admin and make the necessary changes in the settings:
Step 7: Magento Updates
If it is about security patches and version updates, we need to do it on regular basis to optimize the site performance.
Step 8: Optimize custom collections and SQL queries to get only necessary results
It is necessary to make custom developed extensions optimized in terms of looping over only needed data and using any data as optimized. Only call needed SQL queries and select only needed columns.
Step 9: Apply database table indexes to make faster execution at Database level
To make the read operation faster, we need to apply indexes on database table columns.
Hope this helps you guys!!