Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your Magento installation.
Learn how to optimize your Magento site in this article. This article covers the cron job, logging, caching, Apache optimizations, minification, flat catalogs, and more.
Keeping a Magento site updated is important for stability and security reasons. This article describes two methods for updating a Magento site: using Softaculous, and doing a manual update.
Learn how to configure Magento's cron jobs for optimal performance and to help avoid potential slowdowns. This article covers how to configure cron jobs for Magento 2, as well as older Magento versions.
Magento's logging feature can cause databases to grow very large, affecting site performance. Learn how to optimize Magento's log settings and clean the database in this article.
CAPTCHA protection helps secure your Magento site, and reduces the amount of spamming by bots and other malicious actors. Learn how to add CAPTCHAs to your site here.
Learn how to use Google Analytics with your Magento site to obtain statistics about visitor traffic.
Magento includes the "mage" script that you can use to manage extensions from the command line. This article shows you how to configure the mage script, as well as download, install, and uninstall extensions.
Learn how to resolve a problem that may occur after you upgrade a Magento installation to version 1.8. Cron jobs may no longer run, and this article provides a workaround you can use.
You can change the amount of time before Magento automatically logs out idle administrative sessions, and this article shows you how.
If you are locked out of your Magento administrator account and cannot use the e-mail password recovery feature, you can manually reset the password in the database. This article shows you how.
To help improve your site's performance, you can configure Magento to use memcached. This article covers how to configure memcached on Magento 2 and earlier versions. Please note that you must have a VPS or Dedicated Server to use memcached.
This article discusses using APC or OPcache with Magento.
Magento enables you to manage multiple stores from one convenient interface. This article gives you an overview of how to manage multiple stores and how to access the multi-store feature.
Learn how you can use the information in GTMetrix performance reports to help Magento site performance. This article shows you how to run a GTMetrix performance report and how to analyze the results.
Some Magento extensions can negatively affect site and server performance. Learn best practices on how to avoid malicious extensions and how to look out for these extensions (particularly image manipulation extensions, related post & related product extensions, and audit logging extensions) in this article.
This article discusses a problem that may occur when you try to access the Magento administration console, as well as how to resolve it.
Magento's maintenance mode feature allows authorized IP addresses to view the store normally, while all other visitors receive a maintenance message in their web browsers. This feature is frequently used during site development and testing, or when you need to apply updates. This article covers how to enable maintenance mode in Magento 2 and earlier versions.
Magento 2.0 introduces a new command-line interface (CLI) that enables you to do many common installation and configuration tasks from the command line. This article walks you through the basics and shows you how to access and use Magento CLI.
You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with Magento. This article shows you how. This article shows you how to enable SSL for Magento, and the advantages of using Sectigo with Magento.
Learn how to install and configure LiteMage, the Magento caching solution, for your account.
Learn about using the Elasticsearch search engine with Magento in this article.
To help improve your site's performance, you can configure Magento to use Redis, and this article shows you how. Please note that you must have a VPS or Dedicated Server to use Redis.