A sports retails store hosted their Magento powered online store with a specialized hosting provider claiming optimized Magento platform. The problem our client faced was page load times reaching 30 seconds under regular activity, which all but ensured that buyers were not reaching a purchase decision due to prolonged waiting. As statistics tell us, anything over 5 seconds results in 90% drop-outs. The RDBMS solution powering their stores was bloated, with over 30 million rows of data and log files running into multiple gigabytes. Even the cron jobs scheduled for executing business processes saw a 50% failure rate.
The dedicated server plan they used was of no help either as they were on the highest tier plan.
After thorough research, the client approached Pegasus One with the problem.