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Customer Sessions, the Depersonalizer and caching in Magento 2

So recently I had this task… To make a long story short: In Magento you can do every thing in ten different ways. One of the ways of solving my task was by adding a CSS class to the body-tag, but only when the customer is logged in. Now one of the cool things about read further ...

How to get Turpentine right for Magento

If you got a Magento shop and you’ve boosted the performance of it by using Turpentine (the Varnish plugin for Magento) you’ve already experienced the massive speed and power it provides. However… If you’re Turpentine configuration in your local.xml  file is misconfigured, chances are that under heavy load, with many concurrent visitors, you’re Magento site may read further ...

How to setup Varnish from scratch

Lately I’ve been boosting performance in Magento by using Varnish cache. Now, I think most of you already know what Varnish is, so I’m not going to spend time explaining how awesome it is. Instead I’ll try to give a more in-depth explanation in this article on how Varnish works step-by-step and how it can read further ...

Make better use of Magento’s cache

Magento has it’s built-in caching mechanism, but unfortunately it’s not used very often (or by default). This is good to know when you are creating a module with your own custom block templates. When you know what you are doing, the speed benefits can be pretty impressive!read further ...

Magento different caching on different PHP versions

Today I tested some different configurations for Magento to see if I could boost the performance. One major aspect of this is which caching to use (internal, memcached, APC or OpCode) in combination with different PHP versions (5.3, 5.4 and 5.5). The differences in these tests are big, but is the fastest solution also the best read further ...