How to make my Magento 2 faster?

How to speed up Magento 2?

To make Magento 2 work faster, you need to get rid of all the factors that can affect your website performance like redundant JS, CSS, HTML code, oversized images in the old formats, slow server, etc.

After Google named speed a number one factor for search and ads, all website owners started checking the score in PageSpeed Insight. Not all of us saw satisfactory results but received a list of recommended fixes like remove unused CSS, defer offscreen images, minify JavaScript, etc. To speed up your Magento, you have to meet all these requirements. However, fixing them one by one, you’ll outspend the time allotted for the project. As some problems are solved, others will emerge.

Note: Read our full guide on what steps you can take to optimize Magento 2 speed.

We developed a plugin that makes all the recommended fixes at once - Google Page Speed Optimizer. The main idea of the module is to make your Magento faster optimizing JS, CSS, HTML code structure and using lazy loading for images and WebP format.

→ Listen to our Magento 2 speed podcast to find out how it works on the inside.

Another solution we focusing on when talking about Magento speed is Full Page Cache Warmer.

A cache should be timely refreshed and warmed. However, not all website pages require constant updates. That’s why you should keep in mind the scheme of cache refreshing on your website or use our tool with 5 algos for prioritizing pages for cache warming. Besides, this mod will auto-update the cache, so you won’t need to make it manually after every change you contribute to the catalog. Also, the extension includes reports on crawler activity. This means you can timely detect errors, monitor the warming process and analyze the efficiency of the algo in use.

And one more solution we have for speeding up Magento - Elastic Search.

How to increase the loading speed of the Magento site?

There are several ways to speed up your Magento website:

  1. Check all third-party extensions.

  2. Make the server configuration.

  3. Optimize the images on the site.

  4. Use Flat Catalog.

  5. Optimize your MySQL configuration.

  6. Use caching.

  7. Turn on JS AND CSS optimizations.

  8. Update your Magento version.

Why is Magento 2 speed important?

First of all, website loading speed is one of the ranking factors. Also, according to Google research, the probability that users will leave your website increases by 32% as page load time rises from 1 to 3 seconds. Moreover, research shows that decreasing mobile site load time by 0,1 of a second can lead to 8% growth in conversions for retail sites.

Apart from the autocomplete search, autocorrections, synonymic results, we included wildcard partial/fallback search, error tolerance, search query. Thus, you can hide out-of-stock products from the search results page. As a rule, complex search algos consume your website resources and stall the loading. If you have Elasticsearch installed, this module will extend the possibilities while raising your speed score.

Why do you need Magento 2 optimization?

Magento 2 optimization is a necessary step in building your store. Optimization can improve your store in several ways. But the main one is that the potential customer will not wait and put up with the long loading time of your site. He will simply leave for another one. So site speed is what your store's conversions and profits depend on.

Magento 2 optimization

What is Magento 2 page speed?

Magento 2 page speed is a very important indicator of the site’s performance. A potential visitor will not wait long to load the page he wants. And the faster the site loads - the more time the user will be able to spend on the site and explore it more deeply.

Magento 2 page speed

What is the best Magento pagespeed module for Chrome?

Google page speed plugin is one of the best Magento pagespeed solutions for Chrome. It is an extension for your browser that allows you to check the current score of the page in one click without switching the tabs. It can be useful while you are working on your page speed.

Magento pagespeed module

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