Deploying Magento 2.1 for eCommerce Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)




Magento Commerce is the leading platform for open commerce innovation with over $50B in gross merchandise volume transacted on the platform annually.


This course is suitable for engineers and developers seeking to deploy and utilize Magento 2.1 as an ecommerce platform.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • understand Magenta’s structure and deployment mechanisms
  • carry out installation / production environment / architecture tasks and configuration
  • assess code quality, perform debugging, monitoring
  • implement advanced production like elastic search, multiple websites and logging
  • customize Magento's webstore to their specific requirements 

Course Outline


Configuring Magento

Security settings

  • Secure cron.php to run in a browser
  • X-Frame-Options header

Magento application initialization and bootstrap

  • Set the value of bootstrap parameters
  • About Magento modes
  • Customize base directory paths (MAGE_DIRS)
  • Enable profiling (MAGE_PROFILER)

Command line configuration

  • Get started with command-line configuration
  • Manage the cache
  • Manage the indexers
  • Configure and run cron
  • Code compiler
  • Set the Magento mode
  • URN highlighter
  • Dependency reports
  • Translation dictionaries and language packages
  • Deploy static view files
  • Create symlinks to LESS files
  • Run unit tests
  • Convert layout XML files
  • Generate data for performance testing
  • Run the support utilities (Enterprise Edition only)

Multiple websites or stores

  • Set up multiple websites with nginx
  • Set up multiple websites with Apache

Magento configuration files

  • Magento's deployment configuration
  • Module configuration files
  • Create or extend configuration types


  • Associate cache frontends with cache types
  • Low-level cache options
  • Database caching
  • Create a cache type

Configure Redis

  • Use Redis for page caching
  • Use Redis for session storage

Configure and use Varnish

  • Install Varnish
  • Configure Varnish and your web server
  • Configure Magento to use Varnish
  • Final verification
  • How Magento cache clearing works with Varnish
  • How Varnish caching works
  • Troubleshooting 503 (Backend Fetch Failed) errors

Use memcached for session storage

  • Install, configure, verify memcached on Ubuntu
  • Install, configure, verify memcached on CentOS
  • Configure Magento to use memcached

Install and configure Elasticsearch (Enterprise Edition only)

  • Configure nginx and Elasticsearch
  • Configure Apache and Elasticsearch
  • Configure Elasticsearch stopwords

Message Queues (Enterprise Edition only)

  • Configure message queue topology
  • MySQL message queues

Install and configure Solr (Enterprise Edition only)

  • Configure Solr and Magento
  • Prepare Solr for production

Split database performance solution (Enterprise Edition only)

  • Automatically configure master databases
  • Manually configure master databases
  • Verify split databases
  • Set up optional database replication
  • How to locate your session files

Deploy Magento to production

  • Magento ownership and permissions in development and production
  • Deployment steps

Web Setup:


  • Checklist
  • Your Login Credentials
  • For Your Records

Your Magento Account

  • Creating an Account
  • Sharing Your Account

Quick Tour

  • Path to Purchase
  • Customer Journey

Basic Configuration

  • Store Admin
  • Store Details
  • Storefront Branding
  • Websites, Stores & Views
  • Industry Compliance




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