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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 Community Edition 1.9.1 and Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 released!

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

A new version of Magento Enterprise Edition arrives today. Get ready for the new features, tools and responsive design capabilities. In addition, you will get faster technical issue resolution, better performance, and deeper insights.

Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 includes a new drag-and-drop tool, designed to make your work with product categories much easier. There are also new abilities to assign products to categories automatically by setting up different rules. Another new feature of 1.14.1 is swatches with more detailed product information. The new version of Magento Enterprise Edition is also much more responsive: the enhanced responsive design reference theme now includes responsive emails. Better performance and security are also represented in new Magento thanks to PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 support. With Enterprise Edition 1.14.1, you will get the new support tool designed to generate detailed reports, the ability to make product updates by significantly larger team of administrators simultaneously, and Google Universal Analytics support. In general, more than 70 items have been improved in 1.14.1.
You can download Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14 at My Account. And download Magento Community Edition 1.9.1 at the download page.

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Why choose Magento over WordPress for your Ecommerce Site

- E-Commerce

The war between Magento and WordPress has been in existence ever since these CMS platforms made their way into ecommerce. While WordPress supports MySQL and PHP language, Magento utilizes MySQL, PHP as well as Zend Framework. Magento also uses, model-view-controller and entity-attributes-value model to store in database.

While WordPress is a favorite for blogging platforms, Magento has carved out a name for itself as the better CMS platform for ecommerce sites. It is an open source cross-platform.  Both the platforms are highly SEO friendly and has huge user base.

Magento provides powerful features as well as control of marketers to manage their respective online stores. Magento provides its users with a huge range of shopping cart plugins and payment options. The Magento Admin panel is flooded with various forms of ecommerce plugins like shipping option, price management, inventory, payment integration and the likes. It is also a trusted site for secure payment integration. The easy customization and simple management makes Magento a preferred site for people who want to build ecommerce sites.

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

- Magento tips & tricks

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 CDN Services And Extensions For Magento

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

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 Full Page Cache Warmers/Crawlers For Magento

- Magento tips & tricks

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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PHPNG – future of PHP

- E-Commerce

magento phpngPHPNG is a new branch of PHP development. It aims to bring better memory usage efficiency and performance. PHPNG is focused on PHP’s VM Zend Engine. PHPNG aims to provide the maximum performance for current applications by rebuilding internal structures of PHP. Existing structure leads to the next time expenditures: 20% of time are used for tasks of memory manager, 10%  – for hash tables, 30%  – for call internal functions and only 30% – for execution in virtual machine. PHPNG can do a 10-30% execution speed improvement by changing this structure. Also it leads to some memory savings.

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Best Magento Development Companies – the most reliable sources to improve or build your Magento store

magento developers In this post you can find information about the best Magento extensions developmend studios. There are a lot of different companies specialised in Magento development. Some of them produce free products, another – paid. The quality and the purpose of their modules also differ. For every company we did a short review, based on information from the web. Few best extensions are also included.

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