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March 7, 2012

How to optimize prestashop

Filed under: prestashop — admin @ 12:58 am

Debugging mode and deploy mode must have different handling. When developing we need to enable debug mode to see warning or problem on our website before ready to launch. When all function are tested without error, we are ready to launch it and put it to deploy mode. This article is about how to optimize prestashop on deploy mode.

There are several setting that you can use to maximize page load on prestashop, such as

  1. Enable Smarty Cache File
    Set force compile to off will make page load are faster. Always Force compile will slow down the page load, only enable when you do template changes
  2. Enabled CCC Setting
    Enable this to CSS, Javascript, and HTML without touching your template will improve your website performance. It decrease server load by combine all CSS files into one file. Also this setting compress the file so the filesize is smaller make it faster to load.
  3. Enable Cache System
    This is important, if you dont have memcached feature on your hosting, just use File system cache. This caching system significantly improve page load speed.

Where you can find this setting to optimize prestashop? Just go to admin area, open menu Preferences > Performance

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