What’s Causing Your Magento Store to Run Slowly?

The progressively growing e-commerce realm has left customers with lots of choices when they’re shopping online. Considering this fact, websites that load
and function slowly just make customers’ buying decision easier.

Is your store or website one of them? If yes, do you why is it running slowly?


Let’s have a glance at some common reasons why some your online website could be running slowly.

You don’t have the Full Page Cache feature

The Full Page Cache feature directly affects the speed load time and performance of your e-commerce store. The extension helps store the most recent
versions of the website pages while enhancing server response times and improving sales conversion. If you’re not using Magento Enterprise Edition, Full
Page Cache may not be enabled as a standard feature on your website.

Your website suffers from extension overload

Often websites are loaded up with a number of Magento modules and third party extensions that no doubt add extra functionality to the store. However, some
of them equip the store with the functionality that may not be needed. Also, there are some extensions that are no longer in use and are adding unnecessary
load to the store. All these modules can be disabled or completely removed with the help of a Magento developer for your website to run smoothly.

You don’t have a Magento specific hosting solution

What type of hosting solution a Magento store is implemented on has a lot to do with the operating speed of the store. Having an inappropriate hosting
provider can largely affect the store performance and operations. To avoid this, consult with the responsible support team before choosing a hosting
provider and make sure your provider is capable of meeting the efficiency needs of the store.

Someone messed with your core Magento codes

It is highly advised by Magento specialists to not modify Magento core files.
However, some Magento developers and hired professionals still overwrite core files manually and end up slowing down the speed of the website. So, if you’re facing
speed issues and continuous performance errors, consider scanning the core files.

Your store indexes are not updated

When you make changes to your store like adding new products, updating product prices and rewriting product information, for the changes to be visible on
the frontend it is necessary to reindex the data. While Magento reindexes most of its data, you must update your indexes manually through the admin panel
to ensure all of the changes have been updated. If not, you might cause your Magento website to perform calculations on store pages for every customer
individually, which will slow down the overall performance.

In addition, third party website applications might also be slowing down the speed
of your store and web performance. If speed and performance issues continue to persist on your website, consider hiring a professional Magento specialist.
An experienced professional will scan your website for errors and provide you with a suitable e-commerce solutions.


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