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    I am currently working on a site www.megasuits.com. It is a Magento CE 1.7.2 project and the site is very slow.

    We are currently hosted on a dedicated server at zerolag.com. We also have caching and CSS/JS minification on but the site is very slow. Can anyone give us some suggestions on what can be done to speed the site up?

    Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you!

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    First of all, I believe your server configuration is not good for magento. The problem come from server side. Some questions:

    - Do you have any server caching solution? (memcached, redis cache, xcache...)
    - Do you have static or full page cache solution? Varnish or maybe http://www.magentocommerce.com/magen...ache-1742.html
    - What 's your server hardware? CPU, RAM, HDD or SSD?

    If you don't have any expert guys in magento server management, I recommend you visit these threads to host on third party who have magento expert to manage server for you:

    http://magentoexpertforum.com/showth...o-hosting-2013

    http://magentoexpertforum.com/showth...agento-Caching

    http://magentoexpertforum.com/showth...o-RAM-by-tmpfs

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    Do first thing that you change your Magento hosting because most of time Magento site speed is depend on the hosting server.

    For more information, visit http://magentoexpertforum.com/showth...o-hosting-2013 for getting the beat Magento hosting service.

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    i have seen my website sitespeed through a third-party software, it came out 6.67sec, is it good or bad? the total page page size is 2MB

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    It 's too bad, giovanni.golch. You should have the site load ~2 sec or your users will not patient enough

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    How i can improve my sitespeed, i have seen some points and made sure i have done the checklist but still its showing me this digits. Can you please let me know about it further?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni.golch View Post
    How i can improve my sitespeed, i have seen some points and made sure i have done the checklist but still its showing me this digits. Can you please let me know about it further?
    What kind of server/hosting are you running on? If you are not able to install software on the server, such as Memcached, PHP opcode cache, etc. I suggest that you change hosting to one that specialize in Magento hosting. You can find real-time benchmarking results of some well-known Magento hosting providers at http://www.magespeedtest.com/. It is non-biased, independent results from Siege benchmark tool.

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    Have you tried optimizing your images and using a CDN? There are plugins that will do this for you automatically.

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    You can test your site at http://gtmetrix.com/magento-optimization-guide.html
    It will return to you a guide to resolve the problem step by step

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    It sounds like you're already doing a lot of the big things right. Some of our customers in your situation have seen dramatic improvements by switching to SSD drives. The underlying problem is some sql queries and scripts use massive amounts of disk i/o. Ideally you'd want to find the underlying cause of this and stop it. But, you can also just use SSDs instead, as they are dramatically faster for disk i/o than regular had drives. This way the site can perform normally even with these very slow queries and massive disk accesses.
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    To speed up Magento site, I think the easiest way is using Magento extensions to reduce loading time. Customers do not take their time to wait for loading site and they will give it up to change to other one. Therefore, an extension is necessary to improve site performance to make it user-friendly:
    - Defer JavaScript: after installing this extension, all JavaScript loading will be deferred till the last moment and leads to increase loading site speed
    - Lazy Image Loader: delays loading of images on your Magento site only when customers scroll down the page and of course it will make Magento sites perform faster

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    Smile Site Speed

    Here are some of the recommended activities which you can perform on your Magento website in order to improve it's site speed:

    • Decrease Image Size
    • Enable Cache
    • Minify CSS, JavaScript, and HTML
    • Keep CMS Updated
    • Reduce Web Server Logging


    If you're unable to make these changes on website than I would suggest you should consult professionals or hire expert Magento developer to fix this issue.

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    NEW UPDATE: Magento Defer JavaScript support deferring Iframes loading effectively so that you don't need to worry aboout the slow site speed when your site has some embeded code of other websites.

    See how quick your site becomes after using Defer JavaScript now!

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    First of all, You have to change your server. Use the best server HOSTGATOR or USe Cloud server AMAZON.
    Second You need to clear or flush Magento cache.
    Delete JS, CSS which you find unnecessary
    Minimum coding
    Use default functionality more
    Use proper extension for your website.

    Check it out here Best Magento extension: Ecomextension

    The main thing is, Even you can find free extension also.

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    There is a very useful way to optimize Magento site speed is deferring JavaScript loading till the last moment after all HTML and CSS. It means that JavaScript files are put to the end of page, therefore the web browser will load HTM and CSS before loading these JavaScript files. This leads to loading time be reduced and magento site perform faster than before.
    To make this JavaScript parsing easier, we had better not do it manually, let's use an extension instead because of convenience and simplicity.

    Check it out Magento 2 Defer JavaScript Extension to speed up your website!

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