Chapter 8. Optimizing Magento

As you've no doubt realized by now, Magento 2 is a very powerful e-commerce platform. From its robust product management suite to its virtually unlimited extendability, Magento packs a lot into one open source platform.

From our work within its files, we have learned that Magento combines a great number of separate files and data tables to present any page to online visitors. By its very nature, the MVC architecture of Magento puts a good deal of overhead on any web server. In the beginning, the complexity of Magento discouraged some developers because of the demands the platform placed on hosting servers.

However, over time Magento's developers have worked hard to improve overall performance, and Magento 2 represents ...

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