Magento – Optimize your webshop


Recently, i have many works that focus on Magento optimzation, that explains why i have many optimization related articles stay close to each other :D.

Today i’ll introduce you another techniques belong to Magento itself, it means you can do it with only source code and admin dashboard. there’re two sections, first one is about configuration, and second one is about frontend. i hope you will enjoy it.

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Tips for optimizing LAMP stack & Linux server

1. Get a dedicated server
Advantages– Whole server power for you
– You are very flexible in terms of new versions for webserver, database, php …
– There are not other customers which run “bad” scripts which slow down the shop
– You don’t share the same ip, very important for SEO.
If one customer makes a “bad business”, the ip can be blocked by google which affects your search ranking.
My recommendation:I am a big fan of the Amazon EC2 cloud which gives you everything you need (flexibility, scalability, security).
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Amazon EC2 common problems – there’s no swap space

Ubuntu EC2 EBS images don’t come with swap space configured (for 11.04 at least). The “regular” instance-type images do have a swap partition, though only 896 MB.


If some process blows up and you don’t have enough memory or a swap space, your server could come to a crawling halt for a good while before the OOM (out of memory) killer kicks in, whereas with swap, it merely gets slow. For that reason, I always like to have swap space around, even with enough RAM.

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