Five Front-End Optimizations For A Faster Magento Store

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, not to mention Christmas. eCommerce merchants all over world are battening down the hatches in preparation for the busiest and most profitable shopping season of the year. To make the most of the Holiday Season, retailers should take a careful look at their store’s performance. Harried shoppers […]

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New OpenVPN Plans For Magento And WordPress Dedicated Servers

We’re happy to announce the introduction of secure OpenVPN accounts to our dedicated server and enterprise cluster hosting plans.

Magento Introduces Magento DevBox

Local development of any web application can be complex, especially if the developer works on several projects at the same time. To make it easier for developers to get up-and-running with a standardized Magento installation on their local machine, Magento has released Magento DevBox Beta, a Docker-based tool for local Magento development. If you’re not […]

Performance Optimizing The Magento Front-End In Time For The Holiday Season

Last month, we published The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Magento Store for Around-the-Clock Holiday Sales in partnership with Groove. The ebook is a comprehensive guide to getting your Magento eCommerce store in shape for the holiday season. If you haven’t already started to prepare, time is running out to give your customers the best […]

If You Haven’t Upgraded To Magento 2, Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

It’s been more than a year since the release of Magento 2.0 — an almost complete rewriting of the enormously popular eCommerce application, and yet many eCommerce retailers have yet to upgrade. I understand why. An eCommerce store is the central plank of any modern retail business, and those businesses depend on the reliability and […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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