Using Redis for cache

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...

Patching Magento: How-To Guide

Introduction While the fine folks over at Magento work tirelessly to improve Magento, part of that process is discovering critical bugs and, subsequently, creating patches to fix them. Applying these patches can be a daunting task for those of us who do not have...
Using Redis for cache

Using memcached for sessions

Using your database or db for sessions is not recommended. Although the files setting for sessions in Magento is great, you may want to use Memcache. Step-by-step guide Log into the server or access your Magento files via FTP/SFTP. Open local.xml for the Magento...