Magento Maintenance

Over time, Magento installs can become bloated with unnecessary data, the main culprit here is the log tables such as log_url in the database. They can get very large and eventually slow down your Magento install. The log tables that can be safely truncated include:...

Using Redis for cache

We recommend using Redis for caching in Magento 1, instead of the file cache.  For most updated Magento installs you need to only add this to your local.xml, very old versions may need to add the Redis module itself. Add this code below the session save path (or...

Update base URLs or change site name

Base URLs are one of the most important parts of Magento and they cause constant trouble for our customers. The good thing is, by knowing about them you will save yourself infinite time and feel like a wizard. Within the Magento admin, these values can be viewed by...

Reindex Magento

Magento depends on the indexers to keep your site up to date and to do its magic quickly.  For Magento 1.X there are two ways to index: Command-line Via the Magento admin Reindex via the Magento Admin To reindex follow these steps: Log into your Magento store admin Go...