Magento is a robust application and has the potential to deliver superior performance. And hence, it requires an equally good cloud infrastructure provider and a hosting provider. To get optimum performance for your online store, it is important that you understand all the essential factors.
Many store owners make the mistake of blaming the hosting provider for the poor performance of their online store. The fact of the matter is, the distance between your target audience and the data center is one of the most important factors and probably the most overlooked factor too. However, launching Magento on DigitalOcean on a local data center can solve your performance issues.
A Local Data Center Might Just Be the Answer to Your Problems
Having a local data center can have a huge impact on the performance of your Magento store. It is worth noting that a data center in the Netherlands (for the target audience in the Netherlands) would reduce the page load speed and potential shoppers would see instant page load.
Alternatively, if your server is located somewhere far from the target audience, high latency in the data transfer of large files like videos and images will mar the UX.
Hence, using a local data center solves a lot of performance issues. And since many hosting providers even fail to disclose this information, store owners aren’t able to identify the real issue in their Magento website.
Launch DigitalOcean in The Netherlands & Let Cloudways Take Care of the Rest
Cloudways takes care of the entire process of launching Magento on DigitalOcean. While it allows you to choose your desired server location, the user-friendly platform lets you manage and monitor your server conveniently.
All you have to do is, Sign Up on Cloudways Platform to initiate the process. Start by entering your email address or use Google, LinkedIn, or Github account.
After signing up, select your desired version of Magento (version 1.x or version 2.x) from the drop-down menu and name your application, server, and project.
Select DigitalOcean from the list of cloud infrastructure providers.
Select the server size.
Now select your server location (Amsterdam, in this case).
Once you’ve entered all the details, click the LAUNCH NOW button.
Once the server is ready, check out the Applications from the top-left menu. To find out more about your application, go to the ACCESS DETAILS and ADMIN PANEL.
Fast Magento Performance – Here’s The Proof:
I conducted some tests to validate the importance of a local data center. Here’s how Magento on DigitalOcean with the data center in the Netherlands performs. These tests are from WebPageTest and GTMetrix Tools Pingdom Tools.
How Is Magento Websites Faster on Cloudways
Considering all the factors that play an important role in the performance of a Magento store, it is essential to choose the right managed cloud hosting service provider. Cloudways offers optimal performance, thanks to the custom recipe called ThunderStack. It includes Apache, Nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL/MariaDB along with cache solutions that include Cloudways Full Page Cache for Magento 1 stores and Varnish for Magento 2 stores, and Redis and Memcached as optional caches.
Additionally, Cloudways further enhances performance through CloudwaysCDN. CDN improves the page load time regardless of the location of the visitor.
The best way to ensure optimal performance of a Magento store is by choosing a local data center to host your website and an efficiently managed hosting provider. With Cloudways platform you not only get convenience with 1-Click functionality but also peace of mind.
Cloudways takes care of the entire process of launching the server and uses various advanced technologies, cache mechanism that ensures superior performance of your Magento store.
If you want to try out the platform first, you can sign up for a free trial and launch your Magento website. If you have any questions, leave me a comment in the section below and I’ll get back to you.