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July 29, 2019

Magento Search: Uncovering the Benefits of Elasticsearch, SOLR, Sphinx, and MySQL

Storefronts can no longer rely on good navigation alone. Search has become a primary purchasing path, with consumers that use it 200% more likely to make a purchase than those who don’t. This article looks at the search options available to Magento merchants, and outlines four of the main tools available; including Elasticsearch, SOLR, Sphinx, […]

July 11, 2019

How To Test If Your Site’s DNS Is Working Properly

Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical component of every website or ecommerce store. If DNS doesn’t perform, a site can’t be fast. If a site is slow or unavailable, DNS is a likely candidate. In this article, we explain what DNS is, how it can affect your site, and how you can test DNS […]

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July 17, 2018

DNS Records: Everything You Need To Know

How does a browser load a web page? It uses a phonebook. Not an old-fashioned leatherbound book, but a service known as DNS and each page of that DNS “phonebook” are what are known as DNS Records. In other words, when you look for nexcess.net, your computer looks in the DNS “phonebook”, finds the number for […]

July 03, 2018

What Are Data Center Tiers Explained

In the world of data centers, reliability is one of the most important factors. The more reliable you are, the more likely clients are going to want to use you. After all, who wants a data center that isn’t online? Luckily, The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published a standard for data centers defining four levels […]

September 28, 2017

Static Cache: What it is, and How it Works

Caching strategies are tricky, so our Support Manager, Ryan Belisle, took some time to explain one way to use Static Caching to deliver a faster site. Keep reading to learn: What is cache static content? Benefits of static cache. Limitations of static caching. How to implement static caching. How to disable static caching. In ecommerce, […]

June 14, 2016

Is There Any Reason To Use WWW In Your Domain?

In the early days of the web, every site’s domain name was prepended with “www.” It’s nowhere near as common today — many sites choose to simply use the naked domain, but I’m often asked whether there is any particular reason to choose one option over the other. Is there any advantage to having “www” […]

September 03, 2014

The Pros And Cons Of Implementing SSL / HTTPS

Google has ignited a storm of interest in HTTPS, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of offering SSL-encrypted HTTPS connections to your users. Since Google announced that serving sites over HTTPS would become a search engine ranking signal, the number of people interested in purchasing SSL certificates has skyrocketed. Many webmasters who would never […]