Tips and Techniques to Optimize the Performance of nopCommerce Based e-Commerce Websites

18 Apr 2019

Running an online eCommerce store is as exciting as any other store owner. Customers swim to your doorstep to buy their choice of product, regardless of the vendor, and searching other websites. Setting up an online eCommerce store and enabling customers to enjoy the latest and attractive products from different sets of vendors requires a lot of internal, external, and centralized management. Inventory management, resource management, billing, invoices, shipping, and much are more are regular functionalities that are highly demanded by eCommerce customers. nopCommerce is the best open-source platform to avail an all-in-one solution for those who are planning to launch or build an eCommerce online store.

We always receive the frequently asked question from our clients, partners, and nopCommerce users, that how can we increase the performance of the nopCommerce website? In this blog, we have tried to answer most of the queries with few optimization techniques and best practices following which existing nopCommerce website owners will be able to optimize the performance.

Tips and Techniques to Optimize the Performance of nopCommerce Based e-Commerce Websites

Step 1 – Resource Management

Whether you are using version 3 or above, resources play a vital role in enhancing the performance of your website. If the hardware is unable to take the load then automatically the speed of request serving deteriorates and performance dips down. So, as part of the best practice the first thing that you need to check is the optimization of hardware that supports higher IO, like:

Tips and Techniques to Optimize the Performance of nopCommerce Based e-Commerce Websites
  1. Disk Space
  2. Disk Type
  3. RAM
  4. CPU

Step 2 – Database Management

When it comes to database management, it is very important that you choose the right version of the MS SQL server for your nopCommerce website. There are different editions of MS SQL servers and the latest 2016 edition comes with In-Memory OLTP offers transformational performance and speed with proper installation and engineering. Some of the best practices to follow for database management are:

Tips and Techniques to Optimize the Performance of nopCommerce Based e-Commerce Websites
  1. Using latest version of database and applying patches & fixes regularly
  2. Keeping regular track of MS SQL Server to add/update missing indexes
  3. Monitoring the IO and read/write consistency
  4. Instead of loading the operational server for use replicated server
  5. Upgrade the storage to better option using SSD, all flash or PCI
  6. Follow routine check of performance