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Category : magento
July 12, 2016

Fixing The Five Most Common Problems In Magento

Magento may be one of the best eCommerce platforms in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s all that easy to use. Quite the contrary, setting up a storefront using Magento can be a complex, involved process which only technical experts can weather their way through. The results, however, are more than worth it – […]

June 16, 2016

Magento 2.0.6+ now available with improved permissions

The problem Magento 2 aimed to augment the security of its predecessor. One such improvement set the default permissions on certain static files to be stricter than normal. This had the unintended side effect of preventing default versions of Magento 2 from functioning on some systems, some of which we host. Before v. 2.0.6, Magento […]

June 08, 2016

Magento Performance Optimization: What Is A Reverse Caching Proxy?

Magento is fast, but, each time a Magento page is built and loaded, billions of instructions are executed on the server’s CPU and memory resources are consumed. On a busy server, that can lead to slow page loads and insufficient resources to serve every page quickly. The solution is caching. When pages — or parts […]

May 31, 2016

The Shoplift Vulnerability Continues To Cause Problems For Unpatched Magento Stores

This February was the first anniversary of the discovery and patching of the Shoplift Magento vulnerability. In spite of a patch being made available immediately after the vulnerability was discovered, it appears that a significant number of Magento eCommerce retailers have yet to patch their store or upgrade to a version of Magento without the […]

May 24, 2016

Dynamic Pricing Gives Magento Retailers An Edge Over The Competition

Pricing is one of the most difficult tasks facing online retailers. Customers are willing and able to go to significant lengths to compare prices, and there are many comparison marketplaces that will do the job for them. Set prices too high, and sales will be lost to the competition. Set them too low, and retailers […]

May 10, 2016

We’re Sponsoring Meet Magento Netherlands, One Of Europe’s Leading Magento Community Events

We’re happy to announce our Platinum sponsorship of Meet Magento NL, and the attendance of several of our Magento eCommerce hosting experts, two of whom will be giving in-depth talks packed with practical information to help Magento retailers improve both the security and performance of their stores. One of our favorite parts of being an […]

May 05, 2016

If Your Magento Store Doesn't Have Social Logins, You're Losing Sales

People love shopping, but they don’t love jumping through hoops to make a purchase. Forcing users to enter reams of data into complex interfaces is a conversion rate optimization anti-pattern. However enthusiastic a shopper is to make a purchase, their enthusiasm will be dampened by complex checkout processes. A significant proportion of all shopping carts […]

April 07, 2016

Six Magento Extensions For A Better eCommerce Experience

After surviving the busy holiday shopping season last November and December and now with the first quarter of 2016 in the rear-view mirror, hopefully your Magento store is still going strong. Need to fine-tune things a bit? There’s still plenty of time for renovations and enhancing stores before the 2016 holiday season arrives. Now is a […]

April 06, 2016

Alarmbell Is A New Magento Security Extension From Nexcess

Alarmbell is an open source Magento extension for monitoring and notifying users of changes to a Magento store’s admin user accounts. A Magento eCommerce site is a high-value target for online criminals. Although credit card data is usually safe even if an attacker gains access to a Magento store’s server or the Magento installation itself, […]

March 09, 2016

How Do Server Clusters Make WordPress And Magento Websites Faster?

We host websites that range from solo blogs and small eCommerce stores to huge WordPress publications and Magento stores with stratospheric levels of traffic. We can accommodate such a diverse range of hosting requirements because of the different infrastructure configurations we offer. In this article, I’d like to discuss how we are able to host […]