We cover the following things in this video:
Ensuring page cache is properly enabled prevents the site from having to re-generate a page every time it’s needed.
Enabling flat tables provides a performance boost by making it faster to retrieve product information from the database.
Gzip compression will reduce the size of what the server has to deliver by 50% or more typically. This is because the server compresses it before sending it, and the end users browser unpacks it. With a large amount of concurrent customers, this can provide huge performance gains.
You’ll need the following rules for this section of the video
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
And this code block
For best results, you’ll want to use a 3rd party tool like Varnish. Magneto 2 does come with a built in database caching, and that is better than no caching.
In the video, you’ll need the code below for this section
<type name="Magento\Framework\App\Cache\Frontend\Pool"> <arguments> <argument name="frontendSettings" xsi:type="array"> <item name="page_cache" xsi:type="array"> <item name="backend" xsi:type="string">database</item> </item> <item name="place cache id here" xsi:type="array"> <item name="backend" xsi:type="string">database</item> </item> </argument> </arguments> </type> <type name="Magento\Framework\App\Cache\Type\FrontendPool"> <arguments> <argument name="typeFrontendMap" xsi:type="array"> <item name="backend" xsi:type="string">database</item> </argument> </arguments> </type>
Outside of what’s discussed in the video, there are a few things you can look at as well, like making sure your hosting environment is the right choice for your needs, and making sure your code is optimized.You can find a full written article on Magento 2 performance optimization here.
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