A (free) page cache for OpenCart

We’ve made the first release of our page level cache for opencart. It’s a relatively simple module with an installer that makes a couple of changes to your main index.php file, and an admin panel to see stats, clear the cache, etc. There’s more info on github…for opencart 1.5.x, see our pagecache repo, and for […]

What is Octurbo.com?

Octurbo.com is a collection of small improvements for opencart, mostly performance related.  To  illustrate the benefit of these tweaks, we’ve hosted some demo installations of opencart so that you can compare the performance against a stock opencart installation.

Caching OpenCart’s Category Counts

If there’s one thing we could call out as the biggest opportunity to improve performance in opencart, it would be the underlying code that enables product counts for categories. Opencart’s performance, once this problem is fixed, is actually quite good.  It’s undeserved reputation for being slow is almost always tied back to this one shortcoming. […]

Demos and Page Load Times

There are three different demos.  All three are hosting the same fictitious ecommerce site that sells movies.  Using an Amazon AWS dataset, we loaded 4330 different movies into 21 different categories.  All are running on the same 512MB digitalocean VPS.