Magento is one of the most famous platforms available for ecommerce stores. The application is renown mainly because of its robustness and powerful functionalities. Magento combined with the right cloud infrastructure provider gets you the ultimate performance and user experience.
However, trouble arises when the performance of an ecommerce store deteriorates. Many store owners fail to identify the actual issue and blame the application or the hosting provider. The fact of the matter is, out of all the factors that go into the performance of a website, your data center plays the most important role.
The Importance of a Local Data Center
It is important to understand that the location of your data center directly impacts the page load speed, hence affecting the user experience. Interestingly, many hosting providers don’t disclose this information, due to which store owners are unaware of the real issue.
In simple words, if you wish to target customers in Germany and your data center is located in Brazil, your store will have latency issues and poor performance. On the other hand, if you were to host in Germany, you will have low latency in data transfer and won’t have any issues in transferring large files such as images and videos.
Launching Linode in Germany
It is always best to overcome these issues by keeping your data center close to the target audience. But it doesn’t end here. You’ll need to choose a reliable cloud infrastructure, like Linode and a hassle-free hosting provider that takes care of the rest.
I recommend Cloudways for the fastest managed Magento hosting experience. Launching Linode in Germany via Cloudways gets you the best performance and ultimate user experience. It is not only easy to launch the server on Cloudways, it is secure and user-friendly.
To begin, all you have to do is Sign Up on the Platform. To sign up enter a valid email address or use LinkedIn, Google or Github account.
Once you’ve signed up, select your desired application from the drop-down menu in Application & Server Details. Select Magento (version 1.x or version 2.x) and name your application, the server and select a project.
Choose Linode from the list of cloud providers.
Select the server size, bandwidth, and storage.
Finally, select the location of your server (Frankfurt, in this case).
After you’ve entered all the details, click the LAUNCH NOW button.
After a few minutes, your server will be all set. You can navigate to Applications and find out more about the details from Access Details and Admin Panel.
Magento On Cloudways- Performance Evaluation:
I have conducted a few tests to gauge the performance of a Magento website on Linode server in Germany. Here are the test results from WebPageTest and GTMetrix Tools.
It is always important to choose a reliable cloud infrastructure provider along with a local data center. Linode is known for being reliable and hassle-free while Cloudways further enhances the performance of your application by making use of all the advanced technologies.
Launching Magento in Germany via Cloudways gets you one of the best performing online stores. If you want to try out the Platform first, you can avail the 3-day Free Trial on Cloudways.
Fayyaz is a Magento Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Magento Hosting Platform. His objective is to learn & share about PHP & Magento Development in Community. Fayyaz is a food lover and enjoys driving. You can email him at email@example.com
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