Various methods in order to enhance the magento stores speed.
Cron jobs to manage the routine maintenance work.
Enable Enable Output Compression(using .htaccess)
Enable Expires Headers(using htaccess)
Disable ETags (using htaccess)
Reduce http requests
Disable Unused Magento Modules
Enable Flat Catalog(From System > Configuration > Catalog ->Frontend ->Use Flat Catalog Category)
Website loading speed is a crucial factor when it comes to search engine rankings. Retaining online visitor’s interest and turning the visitor into potential customer is one of the challenges faced by online magento shop owners.
Various studies have shown that the bounce rate and conversion rate are inclined to the speed of your online magento store’s performance. A well known problem which exists is that magento store takes an ample of load time even to generate a simple page. A sign of relief is that you no longer will have to rely on your visitor’s patience. As now you can speed up your magento store’s performance and thus your conversion rate will increase and bounce rate will reduce with popular ‘Magento Speed Tuneup’.
With the help of this powerful magento extension your website will witness an incredible boost with full page caching technique. Now your web store can serve many more requests in the same time frame as earlier and the response time for every request is reduced considerably as much as possible and also you don’t have to upgrade your hardware any more.