Some overseen Magento performance tipps

(Last Updated On: 24. August 2018)
  • Disable Mage_Reports logging for simple page views (use external analytics tools instead)
  • Disable unused (core) modules, e.g. Mage_Poll, Mage_Tag, Mage_Rss, Mage_Wishlist, Mage_XmlConnect, Find_Feed, Mage_Authorizenet
    (Pay attention to all side effects, e.g. when deactivating Mage_Wishlist the customer detail view in admin won’t work any longer in CE 1.7)
  • Disable Magento file logging in production (or at least set up log rotating)
  • Implement block caching for navigation bar / product lists / …
  • Use one of the latest Magento versions
  • JS/CSS minifying
  • Catalog flat index is not up-to-date and therewith Magento uses EAV tables
  • Use one of the newest PHP versions (5.4 or 5.5) because of better memory management
  • Follow the performance tipps by the Magento ECG group