Magento 2 – Significant Performance and Scalability Gains

Magento 2 – Significant Performance and Scalability Gains
October 14, 2018 Mike McLeland

Magento 2 Delivers Significant Performance & Scalability Gains

Magento 2 Delivers Significant Performance and Scalability Gains

Magento 2 is an eCommerce platform and software that helps individuals and businesses create a full-featured on-line store. Of all the platforms that can build a website, Magento 2 is easy and straightforward, and with the vast variety of extensions, you will be able to set up your eCommerce store.

The Magento 2 platform has over 20,500 websites, and it continues to gain more subscribers for delivering significant performance and scalability gains. Magento 2 requires that your primary server must have

  • Minimum 1GB RAM
  • Linux Distribution such as Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, et al.
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Apache on Nginx
  • Composer

Performance and Scalability Gains

The Magento 2 tops the original Magento version by having an enhanced indexer. This increases the query performance speed. The indexer helps transform merchant data such as prices, catalog data, stirs, users and more. It does this by creating index tables and updating them on a regular basis, and this helps improve the query speed and the performance of the eCommerce store.

By using Varnish cache, Magento 2 can create easy cache requests with the popular HTTP accelerator technology. With PHP 7, Magento 2 can process 135,000 more orders per hour than its previous version. This improvement allows for more than one admin to create and edit product information on their e-commerce site, without data conflicts.

Other than improving performance, Magento 2 has also been hailed by popular eCommerce sites for its ease to scale up, especially during peak loads. The reasons for this include

  • Increased server response times for all website activities
  • Enhanced database scalability and flexibility
  • Optimized web pages for faster loading and delivery
  • Improved back-end operations efficiency

What Does This Mean for E-commerce Users

Magento 2 improvements to increase performance and scalability is geared towards enhancing the user experience of your site visitors. Your site visitors will enjoy

  • Instant server response time for browsing through the catalog
  • Faster checkout times currently at 51% compared to Magento 1
  • Up to 50% faster page loading speeds
  • Up to 66% faster add to cart server response times


Magento 2 is designed to meet the ambitious goals of every webmaster. It does this by offering unmatched flexibility, reduced total cost of ownership, easier upgrades, and reduced time to market. Magento 2 offers instant out-of-the-box solutions that improve performance and scalability with its enhanced functionality. The Magento 2 outperforms the previous version of the software on all use cases and metrics.

If you’re looking for a new eCommerce platform to replace your outdated store – or if you are a new business wanting a state-of-the-art eCommerce platform so you can compete in your market – you should strongly consider Magento. We at North Texas Web Design have local, in-house Magento experts (not outsourced overseas) and are ready to help you with any Magento questions you may have.

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