Magento admin panel slow – The Top 5 Fixes For you

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Are you frustrated with your Magento admin panel slowness?

The admin slowness can be due to lack of memory on the server, reindexing and much more.

Today, we’ll see how our Support Engineers help our Magento customers to solve Magento admin panel slow.



Why we use Magento admin panel

Magento is an eCommerce platform which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system and functionality of their online store.

At the same time, the Magento admin panel performs all the basic backend configuration tasks for the online store. Again, this is where the admin will perform all the administrative functions of your shopping cart.

Magento admin panel allows the admin to edit the content of a page or a static block of the websites.

Also, Magento admin panel permits to manage widgets and poll.

Let’s see the top five ways that can improve the performance of your Magento admin panel.



Top 5 Ways To solve “Magento Admin Panel slow”

Let’s see how our Support Engineers help our customers to optimize Magento admin panel for maximum speed and performance.

Before we start the work on the Magento website of the customer, our Support Engineers will always take a website backup.


1. Increase Memory Limit

The lack of free memory on the server always slows down the loading of the Magento admin panel.

For example, in cPanel, our Support Engineers checked the memory from php.ini or .htaccess.

Depending on your hosting provider, we edited php.ini or .htaccess files to increase the memory limit.

php_value memory_limit 2048M

Saved the setting and tested the Magento admin panel performance.


2. Remove unused extensions

One of the effective ways to improve Magento Admin Panel’s performance is to remove unused extensions.

When we deactivate an extension, it will still exist in the database. Therefore, it will increase your database’s size and thus the database’s reading time.

Once the unwanted extension removed, the reading time of the database will be reduced and help the Magento admin panel load more quickly.


3. Reindexing

Reindexing is one of the main reasons for the slow performance of the Magento admin panel while saving a product. Whenever you save a product, the Magento admin panel will start to reindexing it. Therefore, if there are many products, it will take a lot of time to reindex them.

Again, it is not possible to disable reindexing. But, we can turn off automated reindex updates after each product or catalog change.

To turn off automated reindexing, our Support Engineers took the following steps.

1. We selected System > Index Management.

2. We ticked all the items from the table.



3. We changed from Update on Save to Update By Schedule.


4. Enable JavaScript file merging

This option combines all JavaScript files into one. So reducing the number of HTTP requests made to the server by the Magento site.

To enable JavaScript file merging we took the following steps.

1. We selected System > Configuration > Developer > JavaScript Settings > Merge JavaScript Files.

2. Finally, we selected “Yes”

Thus, enabled JavaScript file merging.


5. Cache enabling

Enabling cache helps the system to easily retrieve items that have already accessed. Furthermore, a large amount of memory and execution time can be saved by using the cache.

Magento has a unique caching technique which helps to improve the Magento admin panel’s performance.

Our Support Engineers took the following steps to enable caching on Magento admin panel.

1. Log into Magento admin panel, go to System > Tools > Cache Management.

2. We click the box on which cache type that we want to enable/disable.

3. Click the drop down box, on the top left corner, change this to enable.

4. Finally, we clicked on the submit button.



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In short, the Magento admin panel performs all the basic backend configuration tasks for the online store. There are several methods available to reduce “Magento admin panel slow” loading such as reindexing, cache clearing, etc. Today we saw how our Support Engineers optimized Magento admin panel for maximum speed and performance.

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