Steps to increase the speed of Magento 2.4 web site

  1. Use a reliable hosting provider: Choose a hosting provider that offers fast servers, reliable uptime, and has experience hosting Magento sites.
  2. Enable Magento Cache: Magento 2.4 includes several cache types that can significantly improve the performance of your site. Go to System -> Cache Management and enable all the caches.
  3. Enable flat catalog: Enabling flat catalog will reduce the number of database queries Magento has to perform to display product pages. Go to Stores -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Catalog -> Storefront and set Use Flat Catalog Category and Use Flat Catalog Product to Yes.
  4. Optimize images: Compress and resize images on your site to reduce their file size. You can use tools like TinyPNG or JPEGmini to optimize your images without losing quality.
  5. Minimize JavaScript and CSS files: Minify your JavaScript and CSS files to reduce their file size. You can use tools like MinifyCSS and UglifyJS to minify your files.
  6. Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN): A CDN can help reduce the load on your server by serving static files from servers closer to your users. You can use services like Cloudflare or Amazon CloudFront to set up a CDN.
  7. Enable Gzip compression: Enable Gzip compression to compress your site’s HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files before they are sent to the browser. You can do this in your server’s configuration or by using a plugin like Gzip Ninja Speed Compression.
  8. Use a fast theme: Choose a theme that is lightweight and optimized for performance. You can find fast and optimized themes on the Magento Marketplace.
  9. Keep Magento up to date: Magento releases updates regularly, which often include performance improvements. Make sure you keep your site up to date with the latest version of Magento.
  10. Monitor your site’s performance: Use tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, or Pingdom to monitor your site’s performance and identify areas for improvement.