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The Best Alternative MySQL Database Engines For Magento – Percona, Mariadb

- Magento tips & tricks

You can always move out of MySQL. At least, there are 2 alternatives: MariaDB and Percona. MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL developed by the community under the GNU GPL from the original creators of MySQL. The intents of MariaDB include maintaining high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a “drop-in” replacement capability with library binary equivalency and matching with MySQL commands and APIs. Percona Server is another MySQL alternative which if free and open source. It offers high scalability, improved performance, useful features, and all the necessary instrumentations. In addition, Percona relies on self-tuning algorithms and supports high-performance hardware. In this post, we gathered all the information necessary to understand whether you should stay with  MySQL or move to alternative solutions, such as MariaDB and Percona.

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Magento 2 Modular System

- Magento 2

Magento 2 consists of several types of components: themes, modules, libraries, language packages. The Framework of Magento provides a set of core logic; libraries, PHP code, and base concepts inherited by all the components of the system.

Modules and themes of Magento 2 are used as customization units: modules provide business features, and themes provides look-and-feel features. Both modules and features have their own lifecycle, so they can be installed, disabled or deleted.

Modules can both depend on and relate to each other in different ways. At the same time, they should be independent enough to maximum flexibility for the site customization. In addition to the definition new business features, modules also define the user interface for those features. As a result modules interact with themes.

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Magento Ajax Extensions (login, cart, catalog, navigation and more)

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Ajax is a group of web development techniques designed to create asynchronous web applications. By using Ajax, web apps can exchange data with a server in the background. Ajax can work in combination with CSS and HTML to mark up and style information.

Ajax is widely used in Magento. There are different Ajax extensions for login, cart, catalog, navigation and other components of e-commerce store.

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The Best Social Media Integration Magento Extensions

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Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and hundreds of other social networking services flooded the web over the past decade. As a result, some of them have become the integral part of your customers’ lives. This means, that you have a great opportunity to promote your e-commerce store over this social networks, by providing your customers with high quality sharing tools.To acheave this goal, you just need a correct social media integration Magento extension, and in this post you will find only the best solutions.

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The Best CDN Services And Extensions For Magento

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CDN (content distribution network or content delivery network) is a system of servers, which includes multiple data centers worldwide and across the Internet. Its main goal is to provide content to end-users with high performance and availability. Different CDNs play a significant role in a modern online content delivery. They work with web objects, such as text, scripts and graphics, store different downloadable content, such as media files, documents and software. CDNs also provide faster access to applications, live and on-demand streaming media, and social networks.

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The Best Magento Point of Sale (POS) extensions

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Magento 2 POS Extensions, Magento 2 Point of Sale Modules

Point of sale (POS) is a place of retail transaction completion. At this point, a customer makes a payment for goods or services. In its turn, the retailer provides customers with different options to make a payment. Modern e-commerce POS systems bridge the gap between online and offline retail. They deliver synchronization between brick-and-mortar and online stores. You also get an out-of-the-box credit card processing and a detailed reporting. Thus, top Magento POS systems let you manage all aspects of your business with ease from a single dashboard. There are a lot of different Magento POS extensions designed to bring full featured POS functionality to e-commerce businesses. The best tools are described below.  Also check Magento 2 Point of Sale (POS) extensions.

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The Best Full Page Cache Warmers/Crawlers For Magento

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If you use one of Full Page Cache Extensions, then it’s extremely necessary to add a Magento Cache Warmer / Crawler to your e-commerce store. Such extension will crawl your site to ensure that all the pages provide the fastest load time. Warmers and Crawlers also refresh old cached pages. As a result, your visitors get the most relevant content and the fastest speed. This type of Magento extensions often relies on special techniques designed to reduce bandwidth and CPU usage.

Cache Warmers / Crawlers are also used to improve cache hit rate of a website – the ratio of cached and uncached requests. Sites with the higher hit rate are always faster (combined with a fast cache solution, of course). The Full Page Cache Crawlers / Warmers solve this by pre-caching uncached site pages. As a result you get more cached and less uncached requests, which increases the cache hit rate.

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Visa Checkout – The New Way to Pay Online

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It seems, that the time of personal information re-entering in online payment is rapidly passing away. Last month, Visa introduced the more convenient algorithm. Say hello to Visa Checkout, formerly known as V.me by Visa. Now, there is no need for entering 16 digits from your card number during the checkout process. because a username and a password are used instead.Visa Checkout - The New Way to Pay Online.png

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