Speed Up Your Ecommerce Website With CacheAPI

Is Your Prestashop-thirtybees website page load slow? Speed Up Your Ecommerce Website with CacheAPI.

Have you ever optimized everything and yet nothing helps? Maybe you did, but is not satisfied with the page load speed. If you could only stave off  more miliseconds, your site would really be great, you thought!

I recently came across a discussion about this in a forum I frequent. Here is the question one ecommerce website owner raised:


My  website loads really slowly. What can I do to speed up my ecommerce website and make it load faster at like 2.2 Seconds?

Sounds familiar?

The essential points when speeding up your ecommerce website

There quite a bunch of reasons why your ecommerce website is slow. I can only name a few like: website development code errors, too many server requests-which again is a result of erroneous coding, images are not optimized, too many images to load, a lot of files being loaded, un-optimized css and javascript files, etc.

Looking at the mentioned causes can overwhelm even the best of people. These issues is better left to your ecommerce website development team.

The default way to speed up your ecommerce website

Prestashop and Thirtybees comes with a default or native caching features. You can find it when you go to Advance Parameters -> Performance. Look for the Cache button. This feature is a handy one. But it can only do so much.

What you can do here is

  1. Activate the cache
  2. choose “do not force recompilation”,
  3. enable the compression of JS / CSS . Like the one below

Combine, compress and cache

Another quick note is that the weight of the images in your theme can also influence the loading time of your shop … so it’s already quite a lot to check. Having gone through all of these, but still your site is not up to the speed you would expect it to be!

But what else makes your site slow down? 

At a certain stage of your ecommerce website use, the pages are cached, but the queries continue to run. Some of these queries are not necessarily being used. The page is displayed slower and gets a blow from the search engine ranking performance.  If we consider these and taking into account that there are blocks, and modules that are being loaded behind the scenes, then it really becomes a daunting task for non-developers.

What must you do to speed up your ecommerce website?

Shoptech.Media has developed a robust API to solve page load speed issues. Our Cache Module API not only speed up your prestashop and thirtybees shop, but it speed it up to 45X faster than normal.

Why is this so? How is it different from other cache modules available in the modules market?

Well, our Cache API module is an API that creates static html files from your prestashop or thirtybees webshop and encrypt the cached pages. Making it secure.

Prestaspeed Cache API

What really happens?

This is what happens when a page is rendered. Php and mysql are used. Therefore, your server system needs RAM(memory) and CPU(usage) to process the request and send it back to the browser. This would not be a problem if the request only amounts to 2-3 location or client. What if you have hundreds or even thousands of visitors coming to your website, the server system will use lots and lots of memory and CPU so that the page is rendered as slow as a snail on a freeway.

A CacheAPI that really speed up your ecommerce website

With our years of experience developing modules and ecommerce websites, we have encountered cache modules that just could not keep up with the demand of out clients. So, we built our own CACHE API module that is able to keep up with the demands of a growing ecommerce website and really speed up your ecommerce website.
Our Cache API system does not render page again and again. Our Cache module generates a static html file, encrypt, and saves it for faster load time of up to less than a second. This is what separates us from our competitors! This module comes with your prestaspeed hosting account for free!


In Conclusion.

It is a well known fact that a slow shop, makes the customer want to leave, in fact they do. Check out the following:

10 years ago, Amazon found that every 100ms of latency cost them 1% in sales. Google found an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped traffic by 20%. A broker could lose $4 million in revenues per millisecond if their electronic trading platform is 5 milliseconds behind the competition. The expectations of today’s NOW customers continue to grow and the amount of data generated and accessed is mind boggling. Bernard Marr, in his article in Forbes describes how 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated every day and that over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was generated.
We, at shoptech Media always makes it a point to go for performance first before aesthetics. Because, in today’s world, Speed is money!


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