Like many other programs, Joomla will run more efficiently with a few tweaks to the settings. Below we have outlined some recommended changes to help optimize Joomla.
How to Optimize Joomla
- Enable caching.
- Limit the number of articles and content that display on your front page
- In your Admin section > Global Configuration, enable debugging then check how many MySQL queries are being generated. This will help you find the plugins that are using the most resources.
- Disable any modules, componens, or mambots that you are not using. Plugins that collect data from external sites (social networking sites) tend to be attributed to site interruptions
- Try using a robots.txt file to limit search engine activity on your site to only parts that you want to be indexed