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Slow performance with thousands categories

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Slow performance with thousands categories

Hi All,

 

our customer, want to show all 4500 magento categories/subcategories  in the top menu. In generally it works, but page loading time is ~12 seconds, what is really bad. If I disable top menu, loading time is 1.5 s.

 

Is there some solution how to increase magento with thousands categories? Some extension or top navigation customization? 

 

Would be possible do following:?

 

- in the top menu, should be pre-generated HTML code just for the first sub-menu level
- if I mouse-over some first sub-menu, another sub-menus (second, third level) should be generated by Ajax call

 

Thank you!

10 REPLIES

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

you need to use FPC cache, and obviously 4,5k categories in menu is stupid....

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MagenX - Magento and Server optimization

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

We already installed Amasty FPC extension, magento works fast with standard categories number, but it is not solution for thousand categories.


Yes, I know that 4,5k categories in the menu isn't normal, but I am curious whether exists some solution. THX

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

can you send us the link to your website, at least we can check it out,

or post webpagetest.org  test

cheers

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MagenX - Magento and Server optimization

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

 

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

 

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

Here are results from webpagetest.org
thanks!

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

ok, you have 25k DOM elements, no wonder. an everage site has about 10x times lower...

to be realistic you dont have to use submenus, keep only top categories. use some additional filters in layered navigation.

be more user friendly, do not load your whole shop on every page Smiley Happy

 

amazon.com is a huge/big shop, but look at their menu Smiley Happy

 

some minor issues:

you have to use GZIP, your page size is about 4Mb

combine/merge css/javascript

also separate your assets per domain, you can use CDN, or create a fake one with subdomains.

 

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MagenX - Magento and Server optimization

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

Thank you for your advices! We also found lot of issues in current template.

Re: Slow performance with thousands categories

Maybe you need to clear all of log if you don't need. And bring log data to another database what will release a lot of space and speed up the database load.  More detail and other methods you can find this article about speed up magento