How to optimize Prestashop?

How to optimize Prestashop?

Open source e-shop Prestashop is a system that requires correct system setup to achieve optimal performance. Below are some basic tips on how to optimize Prestashop to make it faster.

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All changes listed below can be done in Prestashop administration. In general, the performance setting below is more appropriate for e-shops that have completed development. Otherwise, there may be no changes that are made in development, for example, in source codes.

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1. Cache Settings - see the administration in the "Tools" - "Performance" section. In the "Cooking" section, select "YES" in the "Allow Cache" option. Select "File system" as the temporary memory system. Do not forget to save everything after changing settings.

2. Template Compilation - compiling templates is a demanding process that Prestashop slows down. In the administration section of the "Tools" - "Performance" section, it is better to select "Never Compile Template Files". It is also advisable to enable both the Cache and the template. Do not forget to save everything after changing settings.

3. CCC (Combination, Compression, and Cache) - Again in administration under "Tools" - "Performance". In addition to HTML Minify and Embedded JavaScript in HTML, set all values ​​to "YES," which can help speed up your e-shop. Do not forget to save everything after changing settings.

4. Automatic statistics cleaning - this option supports Prestashop 1.5. The option is in the "Statistics" section. It is possible to select the period of automatic cleaning in the setting. This setting ensures continuous emptying of connections and connections_source tables in the database. If tables are not maintained, table sizes increase to several tens of MB. These tables can also contain millions of records. Do not forget to save everything after changing settings.

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