Magento is recognized as a top e-commerce platform, powering up to one-third of all online retail websites. Its massive user base and developer network create an ecosystem where, without much technical expertise, almost anyone can get an e-commerce site up and running quickly. However, there’s a downside: Magento can be heavy and slow if not properly optimized. This can be a real turn-off for today’s fast-paced customers who expect quick response times from the websites they visit. In fact, according to a recent survey from Clustrix, 50 percent of individuals would shop elsewhere if a website has slowly loading pages.