Working with open source applications such as Magento and keeping it well optimized is not always an easy and cheap task. In matter of fact, many times customers contact third party web developers to keep their sites loading normally. Well, this is about to change. Today, we are proud to announce our very own Magento Optimizer cPanel plugin. It is an easy to use tool that will help you keep your Magento database well optimized at all times.
Let’s start with the reason why we have decided to create such tool. As you probably know, the Magento database can become quite “heavy” with time, especially when you have frequent visits on your site generating more and more logs, which are written in your site database. As your database grows, your site may become slow and sluggish. We are more than sure that this is something that every webmaster would like to avoid. As we have noticed that many clients struggled with this issue, we decided to provide a small, yet powerful tool to help each an everyone of you!
Here are the answers of the questions that you may ask:
How does it work?
Magento usually generates tons of logs that are rarely used. This enlarges the database and makes it a bit slow and sluggish. The Magento Optimizer scans and optimizes your database in a way that it will truncate any old logs and reducing the site database, making it easy to read by your script.
Is my website compatible?
The Magento Optimizer has been configured to work with all the major releases of Magento from version 1.4 to version 1.9.x.
Should I backup my database before running the plugin?
Even though the plugin executes simple queries on your database, it is always recommended to keep a backup of the database when performing changes on it.
Where can I find the Magento Optimizer plugin?
The Magento Optimizer is available for all TMDHosting clients for free. It can be found in the “Databases” section of cPanel as shown in the image below:
How to use it?
Click on the “Magento Optimize” icon. The plugin will automatically detect your Magento database. If the site database is unusually large, its name will be marked in red. To run the plugin, click on the “Optimize” button as shown below:
Of course each website is unique and the numbers may vary. However we hope you enjoy our new tool and spread the word!