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snowunder

Member Since 08 May 2010
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In Topic: Speed Up Your CS-Cart eCommerce Website - Step 1

19 March 2011 - 04:42 PM

Hello Lee Li

Hello All,

First of all, let's go to check your website's results on GTMetrix:

http://gtmetrix.com/

On WebPageTest:

http://www.webpagetest.org/

And on Zoompf:

http://zoompf.com/

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Nowadays, Google takes into account the speed of your website to determine your ranking in SERP.

http://www.mattcutts...log/site-speed/

http://www.mattcutts...fresh-indexing/

The fastest and easy way to speed up your website, is to turn on the gzip compression.

What is gzip compression?

The server compresses your pages by zipping them before sending to your visitors. Thus, the weight of your pages is lighter and therefore faster to load. Your site becomes faster, becoming compatible with the new Google rules.

How do I know if I can get gzip compression?

Follow this path:

Backoffice > Administration > Database > (click on link) "PHP Information"

On the new page that appears, search for "mod_deflate"

If "mod_deflate" is in "Loaded Modules", then you officially have the ability to turn on gzip compression.

If "mod_deflate" is NOT there, don't worry, read more...

How to officially have the gzip compression?

You have "mod_deflate" in "Loaded Modules".

Edit your ".htaccess" file on your root and add this code:

<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
<FilesMatch "\.(js|css|php|html)$">
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
</FilesMatch>
</IfModule>

Please, note this:

If you have Smartoptimizer, add this code:

<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
<FilesMatch "\.(php|html)$">
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
</FilesMatch>
</IfModule>

Nota Bene:

Smartopitimizer is faster on JS and CSS than "mod_deflate" because it manages JS and CSS in static way. So, don't put these files on "mod_deflate" if you have Smartoptimizer!

How to unofficially have the gzip compression?

You have NOT "mod_deflate" in "Loaded Modules".

Edit your "index.php" file on your root and add to the first line, right after the CS-Cart copyright comments:

# Gzip here, because my web hosting company does NOT turn on gzip "mod_deflate".
ob_start("ob_gzhandler");

or:

# Gzip here, because my web hosting company does NOT turn on gzip "mod_deflate".
if(!ob_start("ob_gzhandler")) ob_start();

Test your page for gzip compression:

http://www.whatsmyip...tp_compression/

If you get a red cross Posted Image, NOT a green check Posted Image, thus, gzip compression is locked. Ask you support to know why.

Check your new results on GTMetrix:

http://gtmetrix.com/

On WebPageTest:

http://www.webpagetest.org/

And on Zoompf:

http://zoompf.com/

Taste the difference :cool:



Lee Li Pop


I managed to get gzip compression, i also get green check on http://www.whatsmyip...tp_compression/
. However, the new results are the same. What might i have missed ? Thank you very much for your time.

In Topic: Speed Up Your CS-Cart eCommerce Website - Step 1

18 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

Hi Lee Li

I managed to get the gzip compression, however, the new results on GTMetrix are the same as before, any idea what went wrong ? Also When you say if we clean up and correct code, we can easily get 90 %, could you let me know how to do that please, thank you very much in advance. You'v been great. ,



Hello E.Qi.Librium,

Your GTMetrix results are for your website in your signature:

YSlow Grade: (79%) C

Google Page Speed Grade: (77%) C

Better than the official CS-Cart demo results:

http://demo.cs-cart.com/

YSlow Grade: (57%) E

Page Speed Grade: (70%) C

If you follow me trough all steps, you can easily get +85% B.

If you clean up and correct your code, you can easily get +90% A.

Go from E-C to B-B and (why not) A-A and your website will be from x2 to x4 times faster.

Easy way! :cool:

Remember:

A faster website, brings more customers and you get more money!

Everything is FREE, everything is made by yourself!

A last word, everything is as easy as this first step...

So, stay tuned on the Lee Li Pop's optimization station!


Lee Li Pop


In Topic: Trust Logo

12 June 2010 - 12:00 AM

Why would you do this? I just added the code supplied as an advert. Works a treat.


Hi
Could you let me know how did you do it ? Mine is at the bottom left of homepage. It can hardly be noticed. Thank you so much for your time.

In Topic: 1 page customization mode???

19 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

Just Upgraded from v2.0.12 to v2.0.14. When I viewed STOREFRONT in customization mode, I saw lots of block structure icons with Customization Mode Red Warning Box in the Home page. Right now all have disappeared, After I clicked any page or category links, .

I only can see 1 page customization mode in Home page. I remembered customization block icons will appear on any pages druing Customization Mode before v2.0.13, if I remembred right!

Is it correct for customization mode?:confused:


Hi
block structure icons with Customization Mode Red Warning Box in the Home page wont disappear, please let me know how to remove it. Thanks

In Topic: CS Cart VS Interspire Shopping cart..

08 May 2010 - 11:38 PM

Hi
Is the license fee one-off, i dont have to pay every month unless i want to subscribe your service ? Thank you


Comparsion Interspire vs. CS-Cart

Starter Edition $295 ------------------- CS-Cart $217 - $265

Interspire --------------------------------------- CS-Cart

100 products -------------------------------------- unlimited
Staff logins 2 -------------------------------------- unlimited
Custom Form Fields=NO ------------------- Custom Form Fields=YES
Order Messaging System=NO ------------ Order Messaging System=YES
Sync to Quickbooks=NO ------------------- Sync to Quickbooks=YES
WebMail=NO ------------------------------------ WebMail=YES
Order Notifications via SMS=NO --------- Order Notifications via SMS=YES
Inventory Control=NO ------------------------- Inventory Control=YES
Bulk Product Editing=NO ------------------- Bulk Product Editing=YES
Export Customers (CSV/XML)=NO ------ Export Customers (CSV)=YES
Customer Groups=NO ----------------------- Customer Groups=YES
Discount Rules=NO -------------------------- Discount Rules=YES
Gift Certificates=NO -------------------------- Gift Certificates=YES
Staff Action Logging=NO ------------------- Staff Action Logging=YES
Custom Export Templates=YES --------- Custom Export Templates=NO
Gift Certificate Views=NO ----------------- Gift Certificate Views=YES
Customer Address Verification=YES - Customer Address Verification=NO

Functions that are not available in the $295 version are available ONLY in the $1,795 version and not in the middle version for $995.

The CS-Cart is equal or better as the Interspire Professional Edition for $995 (e.g. max. 5000 products in Interspire Professional Edition).

There are maybe available functions of CS-Cart which Interpire doesn't have.

Try to make a reverse comparsion.