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Magento Speed Test

Mohan Natarajan
June 5, 2015 |

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Measuring Magento Block speed is easier than never before, Install the free Speed Analyzer extension and narrow down the block which is consuming the maximum speed.

What is a Magento Block?

Magento block is one of the essential components of the Magento architecture. Every page in Magento is decorated by the “Layouts” and the content is filled up by the “Blocks” of the different modules. Magento blocks are a really powerful and flexible way to plug­ your content into the already existing layouts.

What is a Profiler?

Magento, by default, provides a basic tool called Profiler to check the load time and count (i.e.) number of times blocks and templates are called. Magento path_hints provides the path of the blocks and templates.  By configuring these parameters in the Admin, it is possible to display the path_hint around each block.

Why Speed Analyzer?

For developers who work on Magento, it is very difficult to map the PATH of the blocks and templates to the LOAD TIME and COUNT of respective blocks and templates. By installing and enabling speed analyzer, the developer can view the path of the blocks and templates along with load time and count for each block/template. The Speed Analyzer makes it more readable and user friendly.

MAGENTO SPEED TESTOnce Speed Analyzer is installed, the developer can enable/disable various parameters from the Magento Backend under System->Configuration->DCKAP->Speed Analyzer.

Please refer the below screen shot



Speed Analyzer helps the developer to immediately identify the blocks which are consuming more time  (highlighted in Black),  the exact path of that block(highlighted in Red) and the number of times the file has been called (highlighted in Green).

Install Speed Analyzer now to perform a Magento Speed Test and improve your overall performance.

Mohan Natarajan

A speaker at Imagine 2017, Mohan heads the Customer Success at DCKAP. Within a span of 7 years, Mohan has acquired all four Magento Certificates and offers impeccable knowledge in the Magento platform, and has evolved as a Solution Architect, developing a handful of Magento Extensions for numerous B2B customers. In addition to being an active member of Chennai Magento Community, he leads the Chennai Magento Meetup events. He is keen and proud to serve the eCommerce Community, thanks to his boundless expertise in the ecosystem. Furthermore, he was honored as one of the top contributors in the 2017 Magento Live India event and 2018 Meet Magento India event. Being a huge fan of the Magento Community, Mohan is glued to Twitter and LinkedIn. Loves to surf and play Table Tennis, when not working in Magento projects and managing DCKAP Store.

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