Updated on Jun 9, 2022
Prestashop is one of the most popular OpenSource platforms for e-commerce. It allows you to use separate servers for your installation for enhanced online performance. The media server is another domain of your store, which is used to load cookieless static content. This option is available under Advanced Parameters → Performance menu of your Prestashop admin panel and should only be used when the CCC optimization methods are also active.
The following tutorial explains how to set up the Media Servers in Prestashop 1.6 and Prestashop 1.7 on your hosting account.
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Setting up a Media Server allows you to configure a cookieless domain or subdomain via which your static content would be delivered. This would improve your online store performance as:
So, to work around the issue, you can use a separate domain or a subdomain, which hosts only your static files. We recommend using a subdomain and point it to where your site is loading from (e.g., public_html).
Most suggested configurations on the Internet recommend using a separate location for your static content and even purchasing an additional domain for this purpose. That can work but may result in some unnecessary troubles and extra expenses. That’s why we want to show you how to use your existing domain and set up the Media Server on your FastComet PrestaShop hosting account without the need to modify your PrestaShop configure files:
Now you should have your static content processed via your new subdomain, which will greatly improve your YSlow score and enhance your GTmetrix rating.
When setting up your PrestaShop Media Server via a subdomain, there are some things to take into consideration:
You can utilize up to three different media servers with Prestashop. Before you start using the servers, make sure the content is uploaded to them. The media servers are intended for static, cookieless content. This usually refers to standard HTML pages, images, etc.
Setting a PrestaShop media server will definitely help lighten the load on your server and boost your online shop performance as:
Take caution in using this option but consider it if you have a large site(s) high in graphic, video, or audio content.
If you experience any difficulties configuring the PrestaShop Media Server, submit a ticket to our techs will be glad to set it up for you on our PrestaShop Hosting plans completely free of charge. You may also check our PrestaShop Tutorial for additional how-tos and step-by-step instructions on your online store configuration.
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