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March 19, 2013

Live Chat On WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine Sites

Using a live chat widget to establish a direct method of connection between a site’s visitors and its owners or customer relations and sales staff is a great way to increase user engagement, deal immediately with queries from potential customers, and gather useful data. Often, potential customers are ready to convert except for a simple […]

February 20, 2013

1-Trillion Dollars in eCommerce Sales & Magento's Opportunity to Capture Greater Interest

The eCommerce industry surpassed a trillion-dollars in sales worldwide for 2012, and continues to demonstrate substantial growth. eMarketer reported for the 2012 selling year, B2C eCommerce sales grew by 21.1 percent worldwide,and predicted that sales will increase another 12.3 percent to nearly $1.3 trillion dollars for 2013. [1] Last year, North America lead the way […]

February 15, 2013

Remarketing With Google AdWords To Increase Magento Conversions

Have you ever had that strange experience of visiting a company’s site to look at their products or services and then some time later noticed adverts for that company being displayed on unrelated pages as you browse the web? That happens not because of synchronicity, but because you have been targeted for remarketing, a powerful […]

November 01, 2012

Nexcess Announces Silver Plus Sponsorship Of MagentoLive UK

Southfield, Michigan, November 1st, 2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento hosting and Platinum Magento Hosting Partner, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the first MagentoLive event, which will be taking place in London this month. MagentoLive UK is the inaugural event of a new series designed to create occasions for the Magento […]

October 02, 2012

Google Trusted Stores and Magento

A new extension available from Magento Connect enables Magento users to display a Google Trusted Stores badge on their site. Google Trusted Stores is a recent initiative from Google to give ecommerce stores a way to display their reliability and trustworthiness to potential customers. Google Trusted Stores places a badge onto verified websites, which will […]

August 31, 2012

Integrate Magento with WordPress

Magento and WordPress are each dominant in their respective domains. Magento is the world’s most popular open source eCommerce platform, and WordPress the leading content management system. Each has its own strengths, but there are areas where those strengths don’t overlap. WordPress can be modified to function as an online store, and Magento can be […]

July 25, 2012

Nexcess Quadruples Storage to 600 GB on Dedicated Magento Hosting

Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 23,  2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of premium Magento hosting services, has announced that it will be quadrupling the storage space on its SIP 400 and SIP 500 dedicated Magento servers and Magento cluster offerings from 150 GB to 600 GB of RAID 10 15,000 RPM SAS storage, with no […]

July 05, 2012

Important Magento Security Update

Magento recently posted an important security update that affects all versions prior to CE 1.7.0.2 and EE 1.12.0.2. The vulnerability is specifically in the Zend Framework’s Zend_XmlRpc module, which means that any application built on the Zend Framework is potentially vulnerable. See: ZF2012-01 Nexcess implements a Web Application Firewall that should offer protection from this […]

April 16, 2012

Simple Magento Sort Optimization Patch

While doing some profiling and benchmarking of Magento to test PHP-FPM I found that Magento was spending roughly a quarter of the run time for some page loads on comparing attributes. This struck me as odd, and so I looked into it more and found that it was specifically on pages with several products (like […]

March 30, 2012
By Brad

PCI, Magento, and Storing Credit Card Information

The question of whether you can store credit card information within Magento comes up a lot here at Nexcess. The answer to this question is unfortunately not very clear when looking for an answer elsewhere including on the Magento website. To clarify the answer to this question, there are a few things that need to […]