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Nexcess Announces UK WordPress Hosting Services

Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., January 16, 2011 – Nexcess, a United States-based managed web hosting company with specialized services in WordPress web hosting, has announced a new line of UK WordPress hosting solutions to be made available effective immediately.  This decision was made with the intent of better serving bloggers that desired lower latency to […]

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 […]

Faking Magento Speed Test Results

Web hosting is a competitive industry. Hosting companies can often find success by differentiating themselves through specialization. To that end, companies specializing in hosting certain popular web applications such as WordPress or Magento have been able to compete against the bigger players. Yet even within these niches, the fundamentals of support and performance end up […]

How to Fix the WordPress Admin Upgrade Loop

WordPress is typically great about taking care of itself and dealing with upgrades elegantly. However, sometimes it gets stuck in a rut. One common issue we’ve seen is the upgrade loop, which presents you with a page in wp-admin explaining that you need to upgrade your database, and upon clicking the button to do so, […]

Nexcess Announces New WordPress Hosting Platform

Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 10, 2011 – Nexcess, a web hosting provider with data center facilities in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan, has announced the release of a new web hosting platform that is designed specifically for hosting WordPress websites. While many web hosting companies tend to carry a very generic focus in their product […]

Nexcess to be Enterprise Sponsor at WordCamp Detroit

Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 17, 2011 – Nexcess, a managed web hosting company with data centers located in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan, has announced their role as an Enterprise Sponsor of WordCamp Detroit 2011. WordCamp is an informal local conference that covers a wide variety of topics that relate to WordPress. Attendees of this year’s […]

Add Facebook Like Button to Magento Product View

It seems that every site you visit has a link to share this article, page or product with your Facebook friends. This tutorial will make it easy for your customers to share your products with their Facebook friends. For this article I will use the Magento default theme as reference, you may need to adjust […]

Updating an Old Theme to Work With Magento

Many Magento store owners continue to operate old versions of the rapidly maturing e-commerce application. With the 1.6 release looming on the horizon, now seems like a good time to consider upgrading. If you’re running a version prior to the 1.4 release, you will need to make some changes to your theme in order for […]

Unhide Magento Connect Extension Keys Without Logging In

When you’re working on your store and trying to get something important done, momentum matters a lot, and anything that interrupts your workflow can really get you out of the zone. I find that this happens to me a lot when I just want to take a free Magento Connect extension for a spin. Normally, […]

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 […]