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June 21, 2021

Why Hosting Support Is Important

A good support team means that when those issues arise, you’ll be able to quickly and effectively negate their effects.

May 10, 2021

SEO Trends in 2021: The Future of SEO, What Matters Most and Why

SEO, or search engine optimization, is a common practice by website designers and owners to help boost a website’s ranking in Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs).  Common SEO trends include keyword optimization, writing compelling titles, and building backlinks. However, Google’s algorithm is constantly changing and evolving — so your SEO practices need to change, […]

December 02, 2019

Elasticsearch Makes Magento Search Faster and More Accurate

Product search is perhaps the most overlooked feature of ecommerce stores. When it works well, nothing is said. When it doesn’t, consumers flock to the competition, where they don’t have to try and hunt down the product they want. Despite the importance of search, many merchants continue to ignore it. If you’re not sure if […]

November 11, 2019

How To Improve Product Search On Your Magento Store

Product search: you can’t live without it. At least, that’s until you start using cumbersome and awkward solutions that don’t deliver the right results. Choosing the right product search for your Magento store means finding an integration that allows for both easy customization and that delivers the results consumers are looking for. Magento’s default product […]

October 17, 2019

What Is a Dev Site?

Changes to your website are inevitable. Whether refreshing your theme or applying a critical security update, sites are living environments that can react unpredictably to well-intentioned changes. Any change, small or significant, can disrupt or even break your site when carelessly applied. Such disruptions torpedo both your sales and your customers’ trust. Properly executing these […]

October 14, 2019

8 Common Hosting Problems (and How to Avoid Them)

In our annual State of Hosting, we found that uptime remains the chief concern for most merchants. Uptime, though critical, is one of only many things that can go wrong with web hosting, and the measure of a solid web hosting provider often means more than 99% uptime.  Within, we highlight how to resolve or […]

September 26, 2019
By Brad

A Modern Web Application Stack From Nexcess

Modern web applications are large, complex, and resource-intensive. The methods of hosting these applications have changed drastically as as result. It is no longer ideal to simply host a modern web application on a Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack, as doing so will severely limit the performance capabilities of modern web applications.   A web application stack is […]

September 23, 2019
By Brad

What Is a PCI DSS Audit?

What is a PCA Compliance Audit? Unlike a PCI assessment, which merchants can perform themselves, a PCI DSS audit can only be performed by a qualified security assessor (QSA). If you’re facing an audit, then you’re likely a large store doing so voluntarily, or a smaller merchant ordered to undergo one because of a recent […]

September 16, 2019

Is the End Near for EV SSL Certificates?

Google, Firefox, and Apple certainly think so. Extended Validation (EV) SSLs are effectively being put out to pasture. Upcoming changes to Chrome and Firefox will soon remove the EV badge from their browsers, citing concerns with its diminished reputation for protecting consumers. 

September 02, 2019
By Brad

How Nexcess Helps Your Store Stay PCI Compliant

Having a PCI compliant store requires the sustained efforts of both yourself and your hosting provider. Although there are no shortcuts, choosing a credible web hosting provider is an effective place to start. Even so, most PCI requirements can only be met by you, the merchant. Read on to learn more about the dividing line […]