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Why Your WordPress Business Needs A Niche And How To Choose One

Imagine that you’re a doctor finally pursuing the dream of starting your own medical practice and you need a website. You do some research online and find two local web designers. One is generalist who sells “results-driven websites” and the other is a designer who has a business niche in “websites for health and wellness […]

Content + Commerce: A Magento 1 End of Life Discussion

At the beginning of the year, the Nexcess research team put together a report on the State of Hosting at the start of 2019. In it, we predicted that Data Protection would only increase in importance, headless implementations would become more mainstream, and development would improve as hosting infrastructure continued to decrease in visibility.  It’s […]

The Best BigCommerce for WordPress Themes Out There Right Now

You may have heard of BigCommerce, the SaaS platform. It’s an ecommerce platform that has gained popularity in recent years. But forget about the SaaS platform for a second, because what we’re talking about here is BigCommerce for WordPress (BC4WP). BigCommerce for WordPress is a headless ecommerce solution that lets merchants get started quickly by […]

A Modern Web Application Stack From Nexcess

Modern web applications are large, complex, and resource-intensive. The methods of hosting these applications have changed drastically as as result. It is no longer ideal to simply host a modern web application on a Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack, as doing so will severely limit the performance capabilities of modern web applications.   A web application stack is […]

By Brad

What Is a PCI DSS Audit?

What is a PCA Compliance Audit? Unlike a PCI assessment, which merchants can perform themselves, a PCI DSS audit can only be performed by a qualified security assessor (QSA). If you’re facing an audit, then you’re likely a large store doing so voluntarily, or a smaller merchant ordered to undergo one because of a recent […]

By Brad
Is the End Near for EV SSL Certificates

Is the End Near for EV SSL Certificates?

Google, Firefox, and Apple certainly think so. Extended Validation (EV) SSLs are effectively being put out to pasture. Upcoming changes to Chrome and Firefox will soon remove the EV badge from their browsers, citing concerns with its diminished reputation for protecting consumers. 

Installing BigCommerce for WordPress, Step by Step

In this post we’re going to go through installing the BigCommerce for WordPress plugin, starting with a mostly empty WordPress install. But before we begin, I want to briefly note that if you’re new to Nexcess and/or want to add a BigCommerce for WordPress retail plan to your existing Nexcess hosting account, you can do […]

Building a WordPress Agency Into a Media Brand

The following article is with Lee Jackson, Founder of Angled Crown, a leading WordPress development agency and media brand with a mission to help agency owners focus on and engage their true strengths as they build reputations as the “go-to leaders” in the communities they serve. We sat down with him to find out about […]