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I installed Magento 2.0.2 (latest) locally under XAMPP on Windows10 for developing purposes and it is very slow in admin interface.

Working on hardware: SSD, 16GB RAM, i7 CPU, PHP ver. 5.6.8 - should I upgrade on PHP7?

Anybody know why its happenning ?

In configuration of Magento I can see there is Full-page Cache with options Built-in Application(default) or Varnish Caching, should I install Varnish?

And Storage Configuration for Media Media Storage File System(default) or Database - Which option is faster please?

  • have the same problem. You solved it??? – user41754 Jul 4 '16 at 18:00
  • This is not in case of magento only. This is due to mysql issues in windows. – Mohit Kumar Arora Jul 6 '16 at 7:20
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Definitely use PHP7 and if you can use a Linux machine, a virtual machive with VirtualBox is good enough.

  • thx, ill try PHP7 under XAMPP – David S. Jul 8 '16 at 15:59
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I ran Magentos on XAMPP since a long time on a powerfull computer (250g ssd, 12gb ram, win 7 pro). I tried many config improvements we can easily find on the internet without any big effect.

Finally, for my case, the change that increased dramatically the performance was: switch off the antivirus realtime scan (or add exclusion for XAMPP folders).

Note: don't forget to restart the computer after the antivirus setting update (without that, the change couldn't take effect properly).

  • This also helped me a lot, the real time scanner on my computer was slowing down things a lot. – Danny Sep 26 '18 at 14:15

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