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Why Magento is slow compare other ecommerce platform

There are many eCommerce frameworks available in the market but Magento is considered as the best eCommerce platform for making the E-commerce application in current development area but only the lag is it takes a time to load the application which impacts on the user interface that also affects on the business part.

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So, we will try to cover some major topics why it’s too slow even considered as the best Ecommerce platform, so have a look:

1. Magento Caching:

There are many good points in the Magento but it takes only one thing to change the view of our users towards our website so we have to take care of all the things before we start the coding for the E-commerce development.

In Magento, the default caching is disk caching in the file system. This caching is work fine when having the small website or a small cache size.

If get large amount visitor request on the website then take time to process because when any requesting user sends it first comes to the server disk and then if any data present then it fetches from their only or it processes the request accordingly.

If you have a Magento shop with 1000 or plus products you will have a cache size of 50 MB+. A 50 MB file system cache has about 3500 entries (files), you can imagine that this is very slow.

On the another side in Shopify the user request processing all depend on the Memory casing so request doesn’t go in the disk so that means it saves a time so our developer should also develop the Memory Caching in the Magento also but now to make changes in Magento is very vital process so it’s almost not possible but you can make your own memory caching on the server on that you can redirect the request which will speed up the processing time .

This is the first major reason that Magento is slow as compared to other E-commerce systems.

2. The line of Code:

Magento created with the help of almost 1 million of line of code i.e 1Crore line of code but with same if you look for Joomla or Shopify or Virtuemart they all are just near to 500,000 line of code so you can think the complexity of the code which Magento have and after that the database code will come then the code will be of more lines but the execution time depends on each request so this is also one major issue in the Magento but we can’t do anything in that because it related with its core system design structure may be it will get solved in the next version of the Magento.

3. Use of Database:

Magento runs on the common architecture EAV( Entity attribute value). Now a days E-commerce platform is a fast growing market so it stores the lot of users data in that where companies like Facebook, Twitter, and many MNC companies decided to move from MySQL to NoSQL on the other side Magento done completely opposite they tried to implement the NoSQL with the miribase which is very difficult to implement even if implemented it takes time to give the response as compared to do the implementation with the normal NoSQL.

Miribase is an online store platform. So, the Magento is still in the MySQL that’s it makes a difference to some extent to give the result.

4. Self Flexibility:

The main cause to slow down the Magento is its own flexibility. Magento is more configurable than the Opencart and Magento have limitless configurations inbuilt which gives many options to the developers then our developers makes it useful in any way which causes a failure in the future while loading the webpage.

If you think you will find that its good feature but at least it’s not. Magento’s core configuration is designed in such a way that now we cant make any changes in the core file only way to improve is we have to wait for till its next release version for Magento slow loading.

5. Configuration System:

Magento uses configuration system to allow you to override classes. This is a powerful feature, but it means anytime a model, helper, view or controller is instantiated, extra PHP instructions need to run to determine if an original class file or an override class files is needed.


For the big E-commerce business Magento is the best choice but what matters on the business is its connectivity with the user in that Magento is not good as compared to the other eCommerce platforms.

So, after looking at these some major parts we can say that Websites made using the Magento are slower as compared to the other eCommerce platforms.

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Comments (4)

  • Cantek Cetin Reply

    Magento sacrifises speed for flexibility, customizability and expandability which I find totally OK because I prefer to have all those abilities and then pay a bit more for the server and an extra full page cache extension to make it fast.

    December 13, 2014 at 8:02 am
  • Alex Reply

    Hi guys, interesting post.

    I wonder, have you researched Magento CE or EE for the purpose of this article?

    December 16, 2014 at 5:09 am
    • Ezeelive Technologies Reply

      @ Alex.. This article is based on Magento CE.

      December 17, 2014 at 11:18 am
  • Alex Morco Reply

    I have done what you stated in 3rd point, Use of Data, I moved my store to Cloudways managed Magento hosting platform and they have fixed all the issues and run their FPC Extension, Store is performing very well now. Thanks for these tips, very helpful.

    January 18, 2018 at 7:04 pm

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