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Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your Magento installation.

Optimizing Magento

Learn how to optimize your Magento site in this article.

Updating Magento

Keeping a Magento site updated is important for stability and security reasons, and this article shows you how.

Configuring Magento cron jobs on shared hosting accounts

Learn how to configure Magento's cron jobs for optimal performance and to help avoid potential slowdowns.

Optimizing Magento log settings

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.

Adding CAPTCHA protection to a Magento site

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.

Using Google Analytics with Magento

Learn how to use Google Analytics with your Magento site to obtain statistics about visitor traffic.

Managing Magento Connect extensions from the command line

Magento includes the "mage" script that you can use to manage extensions from the command line. This article shows you how.

Cron jobs do not run on Magento 1.8 after upgrade

Learn how to resolve a problem that may occur after you upgrade a Magento installation to version 1.8.

Changing the Magento administrative session timeout interval

You can change the amount of time before Magento automatically logs out idle administrative sessions, and this article shows you how.

Resetting the Magento administrator password

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.

Configuring Magento to use memcached

To help improve your site's performance, you can configure Magento to use memcached. Please note that you must have a VPS or Flex Dedicated Server to use memcached.

Using APC or OPcache with Magento

This article discusses using APC or OPcache with Magento.

Managing multiple stores in Magento

Magento enables you to manage multiple stores from one convenient interface. Learn more here.

Using GTMetrix to improve Magento performance

Learn how you can use the information in GTMetrix performance reports to help Magento site performance.

Identifying and avoiding harmful Magento extensions

Some Magento extensions can negatively affect site and server performance. Learn how to look out for these extensions in this article.

Magento error message: ‘Your web server is configured incorrectly’

This article discusses a problem that may occur when you try to access the Magento administration console, as well as how to resolve it.

Enabling Magento maintenance mode

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.

Using the Magento command-line interface (CLI)

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.

Enabling SSL for Magento

You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with Magento. This article shows you how.