Prestashop Slow Server Diagnostics

“prestashop database slow TTFB”
“prestashop 1.6 shopping cart slow”

TTFB rediculously slow



  1. Turning off CPHULK running on dedicated server WHM
  2. Optimise database tables – via ssh login – mysql command line
  3. Set all caching off on the Performance page (admin), except Smart Cache ccc (css,java).
    You memory limit (95M) is too low to use advanced caching.
    there is a bug with PS in how it works with memcached which may drastically effect
  4. Turn off all cart rules

Didn’t try:
4. Using FastCGI to process PHP – Reduce TTFB
5. Using Amazon CloudFront CDN

It was all of these:
– turning all cache off
– doing a database tables optimised from SSH
– turn off all cart rules


Hi Sam,

Was good speaking to you earlier – just so we have a history in the ticket:
I’ve run the mySQL database check, repair and optimisation on all databases on the server.
While that was underway – you have disabled caching on the site and also removed the cart rulesets
The site is now loading much faster – with an average page load time for me being 1.56.
If there are any other issues – please let me know.
Take care – have a great evening

Kind Regards,
Tremayne Sargeant
Technical Support


Sam Deering is a web developer from England (currently living in Australia). In his spare time he enjoys coding, playing chess, reading and investing.

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