Speed up Magento with these simple admin settings
July 11, 2011
When you’re ready to go live with your Magento store, remember to setup your admin for maximum performance! These are the settings that will significantly speed up your Magento installation:
1. Enable cache
Most users are well aware of this one .
Just navigate to
System > Cache Management and enable all cache types.
2. Re-index data
Regularly indexing Magento data will also have some impact on performance.
System > Index Management select all indexes and hit the “Reindex Data” submit button.
4. Combine CSS files
If you’re not running Ultimento, you can combine all CSS files into one via the Magento admin:
System > Configuration > Developer > CSS settings and select “Yes” for “Merge CSS Files”.
5. Turn off the logs
On a production Magento installation make sure all logs are turned off!
The settings are under
System > Configuration > Developer > Log Settings.
6. Enable the compilation
Magento’s compilation is a great tool to speed up a production installation.
System > Tools > Compilation and hit “Run Compilation Process”.
Of course there’s many other things besides these admin settings you can do to speed up your Magento store! The most important is to:
- Use a Magento theme that is truly optimized for speed
- Host your store on a Magento optimized server
- Don’t load your Magento installation with too many extensions
But the admin configuration is so commonly overlooked yet so easy to apply!