Dramatically Increase OSCommerce Performance with ‘Pagespeed’ on Firefox. Recommended in Google’s Webmaster Tools, Pagespeed will quickly and easily analyze your site’s performance. More importantly, this analysis will also give you the exact reasons why your site performs as it does, list out the specific steps you can do to improve it AND gives you the tools to do it plus the links to understand what you are doing.
Cut Initial Page Loading times approx. 35% in OSCommerce 2.3 and OSC to CSS by letting Google host Jquery. Measured with Page Speed, a new, unmodified install of OSCommerce 2.3 on a typical DSL connection had initial page loading times of about 8.5 to 9.0 seconds. By doing nothing more than replacing the references to the main Jquery Libraries with Google API references, 3.5 seconds were whacked off the initial page load time, resulting in 5 to 5.5 second initial […]