I’ve just installed Magento (Media Temple grid server) - http://www.econic.ca/magento and have began playing around and testing a few design changes. I’m absolutely in love with the platform, but am finding it excruitatingly slow. I’ve seen a couple other installs, and looked at the Magento demo system - and nothing else seems as slow as mine. for example - http://www.greenstone.maori.nz
Is it Media Temple? or is there anything that I can do to speed up Magento on the server/hosting side (I’m a PHP novice! - and don’t think i’ll be able to compress any of the files etc. within Magento.)
I am in the same exact situation. Running on Media Temple as well as Dreamhost but its remarkably slow. Like really. I am in love with the platform its just slow and heavy. I wish there was a way to use the software but I may have to settle for something less feature rich but is faster.