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How to Speed Up Your Joomla Website

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A presentation by SiteGround Performance Guru on how to optimize your Joomla website and make it more than 100 times faster. The topic covers various tips and tricks including:

Joomla backend optimizations
Template and extensions tips
Caching methods and useful plugins
CDN Options
Recommended server settings

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How to Speed Up Your Joomla Website

  1. 1. HOW TO SPEED UP YOURJOOMLA SITE?Daniel KanchevPerformance Guru
  2. 2. Before We Begin – Who’s That Guy Daniel?ü  7+ years of Joomla! experienceü  4 years with SiteGroundü  Love travelling the worldü  Addicted to extreme sports
  3. 3. ü  Site speed affects your Google Rankings!ü  Keep readers/customers happy & payingü  Be able to handle more visitorsü  Go green and save $$$ from serversWHY BOTHER DOING IT?
  4. 4. Faster Joomla = OptimizationsKEEPCALMIT’S NOTROCKETSCIENCE
  5. 5. ü  Keep your Joomla! updatedü  Choose extensions wiselyü  Deactivate unused extensions, upgrade usedü  Simplify your templates as much as possibleGENERAL GUIDELINES
  6. 6. Simple Front Page Is Betterü  Fancy stuff – only if you really need itü  Remove unnecessary large imagesü  Use fewer internal/external links – add sitemapü  Avoid loading content from remote servers
  7. 7. APPLICATION LEVEL OPTIMIZATIONS
  8. 8. Enable Compressionü  Natively supported by Joomla! – no extensions neededü  Requires mod_gzip/deflate to be enabled on the serverSiteGlobal ConfigurationServer
  9. 9. Enable Joomla! Cacheü  Enable the “System – Cache” plugin
  10. 10. Recommended Cache SettingsSiteGlobal ConfigurationSystemCache Settings
  11. 11. Some .htaccess Magicü  Get the code:http://goo.gl/ze09Bü  How it works:- Etag – Tells browsers that an image/unit does not need to be reloaded- Expires Headers – Set different expiration dates for various file types- AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE – minifies the compiled HTML source code
  12. 12. Some .htaccess Magicü The code:FileETag MTime SizeAddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/css application/javascriptExpiresActive OnExpiresDefault "now plus 1 hour"ExpiresByType text/css "now plus 1 week“ExpiresByType application/javascript "now plus 1 week"ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "now plus 1 week”
  13. 13. More Optimizations: Images, CSS & JSü  Resize images – never upload 2560x1600 picturesü  Smush your imagesü  Minify and combine CSS and JS filesü  Use image sprites
  14. 14. Sounds Nice, How Do I Begin?ü  Use smush.itü  Photoshop/Fireworksü  Joomla! Extensions
  15. 15. Some Highly Rated Extensionsü JCH Optimize – Combines JS and CSS, Combinesimages in sprites, Minify and Compressü Jbetolo – same as above but + CDN supportü JotCache – improves the Joomla! built in CoreCacheü Cache Cleaner – easily clean the cache from theJoomla! admin panel
  16. 16. JCH Optimizeü  Enable the “System – JCH Optimize” plugin
  17. 17. JCH Optimize Settings
  18. 18. Google mod_pagespeedü  An open-source Apache module - compress, combine andcacheü  Needs to be installed/configured by a System Administratorü  Available on SiteGround servers
  19. 19. Check How’s Your Website Doingü  Google Page Speed Insights - http://goo.gl/zPkxxü  YSlow - http://goo.gl/qIiosü  GTmetrix - http://gtmetrix.com/
  20. 20. Some Results – Default Joomla!NoOptimizationsCache/Compression.htaccessrulesJCHPage Load Time 1.61s 1.49s 1.32s 1.02sTotal Page Size 563KB 162KB 162KB 151KBNumber of Requests 35 35 35 19Page Speed Grade F (41%) B (65%) B (87%) A (91%)YSlow Grade C (70%) B (66%) B (86%) A (92%)
  21. 21. SERVER LEVEL OPTIMIZATIONS
  22. 22. Use CDNYOUR VISITORSLOCATIONMATTERS!
  23. 23. CDN Featuresü  CDN will make your website fasterü  CDN will help avoid unneeded I/O on your hard drivesü  CDN will appeal to both Google and your visitors
  24. 24. Software Tweaksü  Use fast and secure PHP like FastCGIü  Move PHP binaries to RAMü  Move TMP to RAMü  Move MySQL to a separate hard drive: RAID & SSDü  Enable MySQL query cacheü  Use TMPFS for MySQL’s tmpdir
  25. 25. Opcode/Object Cachingü  FastCGI + APC PHP extensionü  Memcached and PHP/MySQLü  eAccelerator 
  26. 26. Joomla Interaction with Your Databaseü  First request goes to thedatabase server
  27. 27. Object Cachingü  First request goes to thedatabase serverü  Objects are also storedin Memcached
  28. 28. Object Cachingü  All consecutive requestsare forwarded to theMemcached server
  29. 29. How PHP works¤  Scanning¤  Lexing¤  Parsing¤  Compilation¤  Opcode¤  Execution
  30. 30. ¤  Opcode ¤  ExecutionPHP Opcode Caching
  31. 31. Reverse Proxy Servers
  32. 32. Reverse Proxy Servers
  33. 33. Reverse Proxy Servers
  34. 34. Reverse Proxy Servers
  35. 35. ü  Custom PHP/MySQL configurationü  Memcached/PHP APCü  Joomla! friendly reverse proxy setupOur Own Solution: The SUPERCACHER
  36. 36. Final Results: Joomla + VirtueMartNoOptimizationsApplication LevelOptimizationsServer LevelOptimizationsPage Load Time 5.22s 3.49s 1.09sTotal Page Size 1.89MB 0.67MB 0.67MBNumber of Requests 76 28 28Page Speed Grade F (41%) B (85%) A (92%)YSlow Grade C (70%) B (84%) A (94%)
  37. 37. Some Key Takesü Speed optimization is a process – do it regularlyü Always test!ü Choose a well optimized host
  38. 38. QUESTIONSTIME
  39. 39. Want a piece of the cake?70% OFF discountWWW.SITEGROUND.COM/WEBINAR
  40. 40. THANK YOU!Daniel Kanchevdaniel.k@siteground.com

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