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May 21, 2012

Installing Varnish for your Magento Store on CentOS 6

You’ve compressed and minified your JavaScript and CSS, optimized your database, and tweaked your caching config, and yet you still can’t seem to get that time-to-first-byte to drop below one second. Tweaking dynamic applications like Magento can be frustrating. Sometimes there’s so much behind-the-scenes processing that goes into generating that catalog page that even your […]

April 27, 2012

mkdir(): Too Many Links – What It Is and How to Fix

Recently, I was notified of an “out of disk space” error message which showed up in one of our applications while trying to send an email. I knew right away the source of the problem and while the short term solution was easy (I renamed the problem directory and created a new one – these […]

April 20, 2012

Magento Used on 20% of E-Commerce Sites

A survey of e-commerce sites in the Alexa top million websites has found that, as of the first quarter of 2012, Magento is by far the most popular e-commerce solution. Alexa Internet Inc. tracks the web use of millions of internet users and gathers information about the sites they visit. A recent analysis of their […]

December 19, 2011

Debugging Apache Rewrites and Redirects

Apache’s mod_rewrite and mod_alias can be very useful, but they can also be a huge pain to debug when a problem arises. Luckily, there are a few things that can help, and since you’re probably not the first person attempting to rewrite or redirect something in a specific way, you’ll likely be able to find […]

June 19, 2011

Quickly Disable Any Magento Module For Troubleshooting

At Nexcess, we commonly run across problematic extension. Whether the issue is version incompatibilities, database problems, permissions problems, or anything else, the ability to quickly disable an extension or two for troubleshooting is extremely useful. First, a bit about Magento’s file and folder structure. While the guide I just linked to shows some of the […]

January 29, 2011

Diagnosing slow PHP execution with Xdebug and KCachegrind

Tracking down a performance issue to the actual PHP app can be hard enough by itself, but what do you do once you’re sure that the app itself is the bottleneck? The excellent Xdebug extension has many useful features for assisting application developers, but today we’ll be looking at one specific feature that can help […]

April 22, 2009

We're now on RatePoint

Please review us! We’ve just partnered with RatePoint, a website that provides tools that will help us better gain and respond to customer feedback. By submitting a review you’ll help us learn what we’re doing well – and what we could do better. We already have a few reviews, which you can see on our […]

July 15, 2008
By Brad

New UPS

We have finished the install of our second Liebert UPS system providing an additional 150KVA of power to our facility. This new UPS will more than double our datacenters power capacity allowing us to utilize our 3200 square feet of floor space. This new UPS feeds two additional power distribution units that we have just […]