I am hoping someone can help me.
I am developing a website which will contain over 75,000 individual products.
I have already created the relevant import scripts to import all my supplier data into OpenCart, however, it is running EXTREMELY slow when navigating using the categories or search functions. Even the homepage takes about 30 - 35 seconds to come up.
I'm currently on a shared server with MySql hosted on another box so I know this will play some part in the speed but I just want to know if anyone has ever had some many products imported and if it worked.
If so, what is the best hosting (spec) server package to go on (vps, dedicated, cloud?).
Any help with any code tweaks that will increase performance would also be great.
Look forward to some helpful replies.
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But i'm sure OpenCart can handle this. But you, on the other hand, must ensure your host can too.
It can handle your 75'000 products i guess, but I am sure you will face the same issue we are having with our 14'000 products.
FIRST TIME BYTE being very very very slow....
If you like us use webpagetest.org to see how your site performs, you will see that you will ALWAYS get F grade of First Time Byte.
you can try it for ANY other OpenCart live site, you will get the same F result.
Why is that? Because too many Database query and OpenCart will handle them with struggle (even if you are like us on a Dedicated Server ... the error is from OpenCart and how it handles these Database requests)
So my advice is to think twice before moving here and test any cart you wish first for the speed then make your choice.
The exact same question arose with Everysoft with the everyauction perl based pl/cgi script in the late 90's and early 2000's. Back then a very popular GNU auction script which is no longer supported - terminated. It was a great community to learn Perl. They never get around a solution for huge amount of listings and traffic. It was a flat file script. The question left unanswered.
OC is a DB thing which of course has it's advantages compared with flat file scripts. Flat file, of course, has it's limits.
OC is also a great community among others to learn PHP, CSS, MYSQL etc.etc.etc .
I don't think a host will be an issue as there are great and huge data centers out there which can handle that. That's where the third thing comes in - the price. Most of us are on inexpensive shared servers and some on dedicated servers. That's affordable BUT going bigger will cost a lot of "bread". So the bottom line, a lot of home work needed to be done. The big question still remains, if OC can handle all those stuff. Maybe the big guns from the VALLEY can answer the question but those guys are also very expensive.
It would be too big a risk to go live with that amount of items without getting a genuine answer to this question.
Also kindly note that here are now around 5 extension on OpenCart to reduce the loading speed and increase the caching .. I am using 4 of them and the speed has gone from 6.8 seconds to just 1.4 seconds!
As others have mentioned is really depends on the the traffic, you might need load balancers,etc. If I had to do the server setup over again, I would have went with dedicated scalable cloud servers. We had a flush of traffic one time that took both servers down instantly only option was to upgrade which was days of downtime.
Talk with a network administrator they are usually helpful on setups.
Then which ones?arames wrote:...here are now around 5 extension on OpenCart to reduce the loading speed ..
I saw for X-cart you pay a one time fee $149.00 and you can put an unlimited number of products. You can also try it out for free.
Here the link for the test of the zencart site
Can you say if it is their server or zencart that makes the speed better?
Where as the new version 5 is here recently and still in testing period ... you can of course test it for free for up to 300 orders I guess
The price is also acceptable and can definitely handle 75k products and more, again CDN would be a wide choice for your dedicated server.
It really doesn't like large product databases (10k +) in standard form. When we're finally up and running I think we may write about what we've tried, what's worked and what really hasn't.
Is there a few ways to achieve this result? I have a vQmod in place but I don't actually remember where I found the code.Qphoria wrote:Set category product counts to disabled if you have a large store. We are going to need to cache the product counts at some point
It seems to simply replace instances of:
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'name' => $category['name'] . ' (' . $product_total . ')',
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'name' => $category['name']/* . ' (' . $product_total . ')'*/,
Regarding the other mods by Tcalp and JAY6390, if OpenCart requires modification to perform faster and this code has been established, is there any reason why this isn't part of the core files?
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