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July 03, 2018

What Are Data Center Tiers Explained

In the world of data centers, reliability is one of the most important factors. The more reliable you are, the more likely clients are going to want to use you. After all, who wants a data center that isn’t online? Luckily, The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published a standard for data centers defining four levels […]

June 29, 2018

WordPress Plugins: Getting Started with WPPB Boilerplate

As WordPress developers, we have the responsibility to build plugins that benefit our users not just by the functionality our plugins add. Our plugins also should avoid loading unnecessary resources, shouldn’t slow down the backend and should be easy to use, like the WPPB boilerplate plugin. Remember, the WordPress ecosystem breeds on open-source code and […]

June 27, 2018

Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting Scope of Support

Nexcess offers numerous ways to reach out for support, ranging from chats, to tickets or phone calls. We have support technicians who know WordPress and WooCommerce. But we have more than that – we have the Most Helpful Humans in Hosting to advise and consult on any WordPress or WooCommerce needs you might have. Support […]

June 26, 2018

5 Ways Managed WooCommerce Hosting Increases Revenue and Makes You Profitable

Slow performance, down times, upgrades, migration, server changes. No, these aren’t Jeopardy categories for the “IT Tournament of Champions”. They’re just a few of the many technical issues and sources of frustration from running an eCommerce website that lead to decreased revenue. Aside from costing you time and peace of mind, all these backend problems […]

June 25, 2018

What is WooCommerce? How It Works and 10 Reasons to Choose WooCommerce

Used on about 2.3 million eCommerce stores around the world, WooCommerce is particularly friendly to new eCommerce merchants because it combines ease of use with incredible power, flexibility, and features.

June 25, 2018

Technical SEO: How to Increase Traffic to your WordPress Site

When you are building your eCommerce business and want to invest in organic traffic through search engine optimization as a growth and marketing channel, the strategies might seem overwhelming. Luckily, SEO at its core is not complicated. If you build on a platform that already takes SEO best practices into account, you can focus on […]

June 21, 2018

WordPress Caching: How Does Caching Make WordPress Sites Faster?

All dynamic content management systems and eCommerce applications — WordPress included — generate HTML pages by executing code and making database requests. The process typically takes fractions of a second, but in some cases it can take several seconds and consume a lot of server resources on a busy site. One of the ways we […]

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 18, 2018

What is Magento?: Understanding the Ecommerce Ecosystem

The Magento eCommerce platform is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of retailers, developers, designers, conferences, and Magento hosting providers. Like all ecosystems, Magento evolves, and it can be difficult for newcomers to the world of ecommerce to get to know all the parts and the role they play in building a successful ecommerce […]

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 […]