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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?

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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 the biggest, high-traffic sites and keep them performing faster than most hosts dream of.
February 09, 2016

Protecting Your Magento eCommerce Store From Ransomware Attacks

For a particular type of morally bankrupt individual, the idea of ransomware must appear to be a stroke of brilliance. For everyone else, ransomware is the stuff of nightmares. That goes double for eCommerce merchants, for whom their store and its data is their business and livelihood. The loss of data to a ransomware attack […]

January 21, 2016

It’s Time to Move to Magento 2

After months of blood, sweat, and tears, Magento 2 is a reality. From a technical perspective, Magento 2 outperforms its older sibling, but what about from a business perspective? New eCommerce platforms always provoke familiar questions. Will this be compatible with my workflow? Will it have the modules I use for payment and shipping? Will […]

January 07, 2016

How to improve the security of your Magento store

While maintaining your ecommerce store’s security will uphold your reputation and avoid downtime, you are required to abide by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) in order to process customer credit card data. While this list is not a comprehensive outline on how to pass and maintain PCI compliance, it can help protect […]

December 31, 2015

Magento 2 and PHP 7 Availability

Magento 2 and PHP 7 are now available, and we are ready to host them! Read on for answers to your most pressing questions regarding their availability. Can I just upgrade my store to Magento 2? No. Unfortunately, there is no upgrade path from Magento 1.x to Magento 2. You will need to recreate your […]