Smile conducted a study of Magento’s performance and scalability, the benchmark for open source e-commerce solutions.
While it is known that Magento offers the full functional depth required by demanding professional e-commerce sites, there had been few in-depth studies of its capacity to support the most ambitious projects in terms of volume, a question frequently asked of Smile’s teams. Can Magento handle a catalogue of several million items? Traffic of over 20 million monthly visits? Several thousand orders per hour?
To be able to give a factual response, Smile conducted a large load testing campaign over several weeks, using up to a dozen octa-core servers and carrying out complete scenarios representative of real traffic, over multiple days’ worth of workload.
We present the approach, the methods and the course of the tests, as well as their results, in a document that can be downloaded here >>