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

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

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We always receive the frequently asked question from our clients, partners and nopCommerce users, that how can we increase the performance of 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.

Step 1 – Resource Management

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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:

  1. Disk Space
  2. Disk Type
  3. RAM
  4. CPU

Step 2 – Database Management

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When it comes to database management, it is very important that you choose the right version of 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:

  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