[thelist] magento / performance / amazon?

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Thu Aug 2 07:56:53 CDT 2012


Thanks, I plan to work through much of this stuff.  When I first got into the project I did a little research and found a magento performance FAQ, http://www.gxjansen.com/101-ways-to-speed-up-your-magento-e-commerce-website/. I'll get there.  Magento was not my first choice, but the client's PayPal gateway, mobile and backend administrative capabilities led us down that path.

But anyway, my customer listens and hears about Amazon hosting. In that they have a CDN and are enormous, does anyone here have a reference point on what they can deliver (at reasonable costs) for a startup?


The other side of the question, though, is what about Amazon hosting.  On 08/01/2012 06:53 PM, Renoir B. wrote:
> I doubt that you need bigger hosting for a e-commerce site.
> Unless your site has to provide heavy traffic non stop.
> It is most likely something somewhere down the execution that requires to
> be looked at, slowing factors are (as I recall):
>     1. web service/database queries/files access across network ...
>     packetloss
>     2. database queries with missing indexes
>     3. no caching at all (config, pre-generated html partials, whatever that
>     can be pre-compiled and served)
>     4. no memcached/keystore service
>     5. no http caching
> So. If you are trying to transform a lion into a droid. You may have to Put
> a lot of metal patches.
> Or start with something closer to a droid :)
> Seriously enough.
> My professionnal recommendation would be to work with each proposal from
> 5..1
> Hope this helps.
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> Software designer
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> 2012/8/1 Hassan Schroeder <hassan.schroeder at gmail.com>
>> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
>>> My client has also asked about Amazon hosting. They do everything
>>> else, CDN, the works, shouldn't their hosting be superior?
>> I was looking into EC2 for a client, and it's like everything else - you
>> get what you pay for. And you need to do a bit of upfront research to
>> decide what size instance you want/need, what AMI to use, etc.
>> But you can fire up an on-demand instance without an upfront *cost*
>> and see how it works, which is a better deal than conventional hosting.
>> Worth a test drive, I'd say, if you think your site's performance issues
>> can be addressed by throwing CPU (or memory) at them  :-)
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