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October 30, 2018

What to Ask Your Hosting Provider

Each year, half a billion dollars is lost to slow websites after users abandon shopping carts and content pages. The reason? Insufficient hosting support, undefined expectations, and hosting provider marketing that doesn’t line up with reality.

October 18, 2018
By Brad

What Are the Data Center Types?

Hosting providers are not made equal. Classic server methods of hosting have now diverged into a mix of alternate data center types, each of which falls under the singular heading of ‘data center’. This can make finding the right type of data center architecture for your business a tricky proposal – especially if you’re unsure […]

October 04, 2018

Data Center Risk Factors and Recovery

When something goes wrong in a data center, their disaster recovery plan kicks in. A good disaster recovery plan aims to reduce data center risk to zero by implementing a range of redundancies and protections. To do that, it’s important to first walk through the data center risk factors out there.

September 27, 2018

Why ModSecurity Should Be Your Web Application Firewall

ModSecurity helps to protect your site from a variety of attacks by matching up known attack patterns and identifying anomalies. Here’s what you need to know about the web application firewall and how it protects you.

September 20, 2018

5 Steps to a Successful Website Migration

Website migrations can be scary, but they don’t have to be. Here are 5 steps for making your moving experience as seamless as possible; starting from knowing what you need to back-up, and finishing with full DNS propagation and your new hosting solution going live.

August 30, 2018

The Nexcess Grill-Off: 2018 Edition

Dear Summer, It seems like you arrived only yesterday. Won’t you consider staying for another month or two? Halloween is so anxious to meet you! Forever your friend, Michigan

August 24, 2018

Link Building for eCommerce Businesses

In my previous two posts here on Nexcess, I talked about technical SEO and keyword research for eCommerce companies. Both of these form the base of a great SEO strategy. Without a crawlable website or pages on your site targeting keywords with search volume that are relevant to your business, you will never rank. But […]

July 11, 2018

Why Time To First Byte (TTFB) Isn’t as Important as You Think

Time To First Byte (TTFB) is the time it takes for a web server to respond to a request. It’s a metric reported by several page speed testers. It is also often quoted as being a primary means for measuring how fast a site is. The idea being that the faster a web server responds, […]

June 19, 2018

The Adobe Magento Acquisition on Twitter (as It Unfolded)

The last day has been one to remember. The acquisition of Magento by Adobe has been completed. The Magento community was abuzz as members began to once again revisit their expectations and hesitations. This was especially prominent on Twitter. Here’s how Twitter reacted following the news.      

June 15, 2018

Data By The Numbers: A Look Inside Our Southfield, MI Data Center

Originally developed as part of a light industrial park, Nexcess’ Southfield, MI facility was initially renovated by us back in 2010. As of today, it’s been running as a dedicated data center for four years. And it’s a facility we’re very proud of. Today, we’d like to share that pride with you, courtesy of a […]