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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 […]

April 16, 2012

Simple Magento Sort Optimization Patch

While doing some profiling and benchmarking of Magento to test PHP-FPM I found that Magento was spending roughly a quarter of the run time for some page loads on comparing attributes. This struck me as odd, and so I looked into it more and found that it was specifically on pages with several products (like […]

March 30, 2012
By Brad

PCI, Magento, and Storing Credit Card Information

The question of whether you can store credit card information within Magento comes up a lot here at Nexcess. The answer to this question is unfortunately not very clear when looking for an answer elsewhere including on the Magento website. To clarify the answer to this question, there are a few things that need to […]

March 05, 2012

Keeping WordPress Secure

Being one of the most widely-deployed blogging engines around, it’s no surprise that WordPress holds the interests of a wide audience. Unfortunately, not everyone is out to become the next rockstar blogger or tech pundit; the sad truth is that many WordPress installations exist simply to generate revenue through AdSense or other advertising platforms, and […]

February 24, 2012

Magento Enterprise and Memcached

I recently worked with one of our Magento Enterprise Cluster clients who wanted to improve the performance of their site. This client was using our Content Delivery Network to offload the serving of static assets, and was following all of our recommended Magento Optimization best practices. They were also using Memcached as the fast-backend in […]

February 14, 2012

Nexcess to Sponsor 2012 Magento Imagine Conference

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Feburary 15, 2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of superior web hosting services and a Gold Magento hosting partner, has announced participation in the second annual Magento Imagine eCommerce Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Acquired by eBay in 2011, Magento is the fastest growing eCommerce platform in the world, featuring over 250 […]

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January 30, 2012

Nexcess Announces WordPress Cluster Hosting

Ann Arbor, Michigan, January 30, 2012 – Nexcess, a Michigan-based managed hosting company with specialized solutions in Magento and WordPress hosting, has announced a new enterprise line of managed server clusters that are uniquely optimized for WordPress-based web sites. This brand new set of hosting solutions for WordPress cluster hosting has been built from the […]

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January 16, 2012

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 […]

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 […]