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  1. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    I thought it would be good to bench mark the stock install to give a better indication of what improvements need to be made on a new install. I used 2.3.4.1 Frozen stock install. Google recommends a few tools one of which is built into the chrome browser. Chrome DevTools is a set of web developer tools built directly into the Google Chrome browser. DevTools can help you diagnose problems quickly, which ultimately helps you build better websites, faster. Optimizing website speed. The Audits panel provides quantitative reports of your site speed, as well as concrete tips on how to improve it. Simply open chrome and go to the website you want to audit. Click on the 3 dots in top corner and select more tools, from the pop up window select developer tools. Now simply press the audit button and run audit. It will take a little time to run, and then you can review your results. As you can see stock performance is good but mixed. You still need to do quite a lot of work to get your site optimized and performing well. So even when you think you have done it all its worth checking to see if anything can still be improved.
  2. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    Ulaanbaatar as its actualy known is is the capital and largest city of Mongolia and actualy has good broadband connections. A couple of my export customers hail from this wondefull city.
  3. 1 point
    burt

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    All of these tools do not take into account certain things; Examples: 2g/3g customers Why worry about these people? There is zero point in catering to 2g and 3g based customers in the arse-end of nowhere if you do not ship there. In addition these people know they are on a poor connection, so expect sites to be slow. I cannot imagine a shopowner in (say) New York changing his site because someone in (say) Ulaan Bator can't get a good signal. Same site, different host A site tested on one honst will outperform or underperform compared to the EXACT SAME site on another host. Even on same hosts yet different server...same applies However, as I previously stated on the "Frozen 2 BS4" thread, these sites do give an indication of what a shopowner could do. But that *must* be on a shopowner by shopowner basis, dependent on each shopowners target audience. Don't make the mistake of relying on these reports...use them for basic info only, and don't take the results of someone else site as gospel that your site should be changed. Put simply, each shopowner must decide for themself...how much money and/or time to throw at some perceived problem - and if that spending will pay dividend. Bottom line trumps everything.
  4. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    So this is Frozen with a small change. Running again with Font Awesome disabled has given a good improvement. So clearly this Google tool is worth using to check changes to your website.
  5. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    Ok so updated template_top so it uses this <!-- Latest compiled and minified CSS --> <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-BVYiiSIFeK1dGmJRAkycuHAHRg32OmUcww7on3RYdg4Va+PmSTsz/K68vbdEjh4u" crossorigin="anonymous"> <!-- Optional theme --> <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap-theme.min.css" integrity="sha384-rHyoN1iRsVXV4nD0JutlnGaslCJuC7uwjduW9SVrLvRYooPp2bWYgmgJQIXwl/Sp" crossorigin="anonymous"> <!-- Latest compiled and minified JavaScript --> <script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/js/bootstrap.min.js" integrity="sha384-Tc5IQib027qvyjSMfHjOMaLkfuWVxZxUPnCJA7l2mCWNIpG9mGCD8wGNIcPD7Txa" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> Only got a small change. Also anyone wanting to see the detail behind the top level numbers can simply go to the link provided and look at the Google https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/speed/get-started Its all explained and nothing is hidden. I think Google may know a thing or two about web optimization, Plus no harm in taking a look to see if we can make any improvments.
  6. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    Ok so how do we compare to some of the big sites where money is no object?
  7. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    I thought it would be interesting to see what alternatives are offered by my host to OsCommerce. The results were interesting! Clearly plenty of options for store owners to chose from. All these available from Cpanel to install for free. As you can see OsCommerce is still considered a very good option. When I get a bit more time It will be interesting to install the official stock OsCommerce and see how that compares to stock Frozen. Oh and yes te list has a few none cart apps. but most are full carts.
  8. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    A new danger?

    No nothing new its been around for a while, you should be activly blocking these in your .htaccess. Just add it to your list. Here is a list of commen bots to block. //Block bad bots RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BlackWidow [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bot\ mailto:craftbot@yahoo.com [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ChinaClaw [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Custo [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^DISCo [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Download\ Demon [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^eCatch [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EirGrabber [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailSiphon [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailWolf [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Express\ WebPictures [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ExtractorPro [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EyeNetIE [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^FlashGet [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetRight [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetWeb! [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Go!Zilla [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Go-Ahead-Got-It [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GrabNet [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Grafula [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^HMView [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} HTTrack [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Image\ Stripper [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Image\ Sucker [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Indy\ Library [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^InterGET [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Internet\ Ninja [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^JetCar [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^JOC\ Web\ Spider [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^larbin [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^LeechFTP [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mass\ Downloader [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^MIDown\ tool [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mister\ PiX [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Navroad [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NearSite [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetAnts [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetSpider [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Net\ Vampire [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetZIP [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Octopus [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Offline\ Explorer [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Offline\ Navigator [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^PageGrabber [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Papa\ Foto [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^pavuk [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^pcBrowser [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^RealDownload [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ReGet [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SiteSnagger [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SmartDownload [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SuperBot [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SuperHTTP [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Surfbot [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^tAkeOut [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Teleport\ Pro [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^VoidEYE [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Web\ Image\ Collector [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Web\ Sucker [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebAuto [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebCopier [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebFetch [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebGo\ IS [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebLeacher [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebReaper [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebSauger [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Website\ eXtractor [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Website\ Quester [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebStripper [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebWhacker [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebZIP [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Wget [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Widow [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WWWOFFLE [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Xaldon\ WebSpider [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Zeus RewriteRule ^.* - [F,L]
  9. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    latest opencart stock install results
  10. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    How good is stock OsCommerce?

    latest magento community version stock install results
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