PrestaShop CDN addon
Speed up your website with the official Sirv PrestaShop CDN addon.
Faster loading leads immediately to happier users and higher conversions. Making your pages load faster will also improve your SEO. Google ranks faster websites higher, so you’ll soon receive more visitors from search engines.
The PrestaShop CDN addon for Sirv is easy to install and starts working immediately. It synchronizes your PrestaShop product images with your Sirv account and delivers them at the perfect dimensions and optimal image format (often WebP), typically with 40-70% smaller file size. Images are then served from the nearest of 20 global CDN servers, for very fast load anywhere in the world.
Your PrestaShop store can also expect more page views per user and a lower bounce rate. Test your results by comparing your website statistics before and after. Share with us how much improvement you experience.
1. Download the Sirv PrestaShop CDN addon (zip).
2. Go to “Modules and Services” in your PrestaShop admin and click “Add a new module”:
Alternatively, unzip the module to your computer and copy the sirv folder by FTP to the /modules/ directory of your store.
3. Select the zip file and click “Upload this module”:
4. Click “Enable”:
5. Click “Configure”:
6. If you’re a new user, click No and create an account. (You’ll start on a free 30 day trial – later you can choose a free/paid plan.)
Existing users should enter their Sirv email/password:
7. Click “Connect Account”.
Configure Sirv for the first time
Your extension Settings look like this:
Sirv will start working immediately, by copying images from PrestaShop to your Sirv account the first time they are requested.
To accelerate synchronization, perform a sync of your PrestaShop images to Sirv by clicking the “Sync images” button:
A full sync can take many minutes, even hours, depending on the number of images in your library and the speed of your server’s network connection. It typically syncs 50-200 images per minute.
Sirv will automatically fetch images when people browse your website. It will resize, optimize and deliver those images from the Sirv CDN or direct from the Sirv primary datacentre in Germany.
Newly found images are typically fetched within 1 second, then cached, ready to server to all future visitors.
The Sirv addon keeps a record of all synced images. In rare circumstances, the records might become out of date. If you see old images or missing images, use one of the cache clearing options:
- Failed – try this method first. It will delete the records of any failed images, so Sirv can try to copy them again.
- All – use this method if images are still not showing as expected. It can resolve images that had a connection problem; were missing when requested; were updated programmaticaly; were updated by an import/sync tool; or other issues.
- Master – only use this if you have deleted a large number of images from your server and want to delete them from Sirv. All master images will be re-synced, which can take a long time for large image libraries. This will cause a small delay (typically 1-3 seconds) for the first person to request each image.
To upgrade to the latest version of this PrestaShop CDN addon:
1. Go to the list of addons on your Modules and Service page in PrestaShop.
2. Click the link next to “Upgrade” the Sirv listing.
If you use a version prior PrestaShop 1.7 or the “Upgrade” button isn’t showing, you can download the latest addon, unzip it and upload it to your server (overwriting the old addon files). Then open the Sirv addon settings page.
This PrestaShop CDN module is frequently updated. All versions of PrestaShop from 1.6 and upwards are supported. It is an official addon, built and supported by the team at Sirv, with guaranteed support for all future PrestaShop versions.
You can download this PrestaShop module from the Sirv website (see instructions above) or from the official PrestaShop addons marketplace.
Sirv experts are ready to help you with any questions. If you have a Sirv account, please use your support contact form. If you don’t have an account yet, create an account or send questions via the general enquiries form.
v2.2.0May 14, 2019
Added option to display Sirv images using lazy load and responsive resizing.
Added option to show images that failed synchronisation.
Added explanation to describe the Sirv CDN usage and SEO benefits.
Refined the description of each setting.
v2.1.0March 29, 2019
Improved and optimized API usage.
Improved image CDN full synchronisation algorithm.
Added Profile option, to add text, watermarks or change image defaults.
Updated the PrestaShop CDN prefetch/preconnect code, for faster loading.
Added link for submitting a review of the addon.
Added support for Fastbay module.
Refined the option descriptions.
v2.0.4December 7, 2018
Added logo and favicon image optimisation and CDN serving.
New REST API integration, for faster and more efficient API calls.
Added ability to sync and serve images from Magic Slideshow and Magic Scroll PrestaShop addons.
v2.0.3December 3, 2018
Added option for quick activation/disabling of the PrestaShop CDN addon.
More efficient REST API usage.
Small bug fixes.
v2.0.2November 30, 2018
Updated French translation.
v2.0.1November 14, 2018
Fixed incorrect SQL query.
Added folder options API, to disable spin generation.
v2.0.0November 13, 2018
Switched from S3 to REST API, for faster image synchronisation.
Added ability to serve JS/CSS files from this PrestaShop CDN addon.
Added auto minify of JS/CSS files, reducing their size for faster loading.
v1.0.7January 18, 2018
Bug fixes and optimization.
v1.0.5August 17, 2017
Shopping feed compatibility added.
v1.0.3July 7, 2017
S3 usage optimization for more efficient PrestaShop CDN syncing.
Sync images block added with pre-sync button and more statistics.
v1.0.2June 2, 2017
French translation added.
Added cache statistics to check number and storage of synced images.
Added ability to purge image database.
Added ability to empty PrestaShop image CDN (images in Sirv account).
v1.0.0December 29, 2016