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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 […]

June 14, 2018

How to Choose a Data Center Location: Best Practices and Strategy

Choosing the right data center location can feel as though it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make when taking your business online. On top of the sheer volume of choice, you also have to confront some very real performance requirements.  A good choice means an optimized web environment capable of reaching your entire […]

May 29, 2018

Why You Should Attend Meet Magento UK 2018

There are a lot of ways to keep up to date with the Magento industry. The community is incredible and you’re almost never left in the dark on new developments. So why should you dedicate time to travelling to and attending a conference, especially when it’s all already available online?

April 10, 2018

What Is FOSTA and How Is It Changing Online Legislation?

Last month saw FOSTA (the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) pass through the US Senate. Despite having important implications for online businesses and communities, the new bill managed to pass through relatively unnoticed. The bill’s proposed changes to online rules and regulations aim to reduce sex trafficking online, but have been met with mixed opinion.

April 06, 2018

Reducing Abandoned Carts On Your WooCommerce Store

Last year, the Baymard Institute published a fascinating list of eCommerce cart abandonment rates. The average rate of cart abandonment reported by the study is just shy of 70%. According to Statista, abandonment rates in the second quarter of 2017 were 77.3% averaged across eCommerce sectors. Most reports on the subject report cart abandonment rates […]

March 26, 2018

Choosing The Right Hosting Solution For Your eCommerce Website

A functional eCommerce store is made up of two components: a feature-rich eCommerce application and a fast, scalable hosting solution. Once you have settled on an eCommerce application for your online retail store, it’s time to decide on a hosting solution. Hosting provides the bandwidth, storage, compute, and database resources an eCommerce store needs.

March 23, 2018

eCommerce 101: Why You Need An eCommerce Website

eCommerce is the future of retail, but what will the eCommerce store of the future look like? Will eCommerce businesses sell their products via third-party channels like eBay or Amazon, or will they invest in an eCommerce website they control? Will eCommerce apps take the place of traditional eCommerce stores on the web platform?

March 07, 2018

Magento Releases Important Security Fixes And Feature Enhancements

Towards the end of last month, Magento released a number of updates that contain patches for security vulnerabilities in Magento 2. Magento eCommerce merchants should install the security updates at their earliest convenience. The patches fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and remote code execution vulnerabilities that could be used by an attacker steal sensitive data or […]