Magento Maintenance

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

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

Update base URLs or change site name

Cache Management 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...
Transaction emails or newsletters not sending

Transaction emails or newsletters not sending

Check to see if the Magento cron is set to run, it controls sending those emails or and any other task scheduled within Magento that might send an email. If it is set, check to see if it’s executing properly with n98 tools or via the cron_schedule table.  Two of...