In this post we gathered information about the most popular self-hosted e-commerce platforms. Magento, PrestaShop, Zen Cart, and other solutions are described in the article. We tried to show their major features, as well as positive and negative aspects.
Make your life easier with improved import & export Magento extensions. This category of modules enhances the default abilities of your e-commerce Magento store by adding some new useful import/export features. The default Magento provides a lot of possibilities in this area, but they are not enough to avoid headaches while migrating to/from other e-commerce systems. In this post, we gathered the best examples of reliable improved import & export Magento extensions. By using one of them, you will significantly optimize the default operations typical for out of the box Magento.
Nginx is a reverse proxy server for different protocols, such as HTTPS, HTTP, POP3, SMTP, and IMAP, as well as an HTTP cache, a load balancer, and an origin web server. Being an open source project, Nginx has been started with a strong focus on high performance, high concurrency, and low usage of memory. Nginx runs on Mac OS X, Linux, BSD variants, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and other *nix flavors. In addition, you can find a proof of concept port for Windows. The project is licensed under the 2-clause BSD-like license, and below we will shade light on Magento 2 Nginx Configuration.
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 GNUGPL 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.
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.
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.
In this post you will find all the necessary information about the most popular e-commerce platforms. BigCommerce, Shopify, Squarespace, Corecommerce, Volusion, AmeriCommerce, 3dcart, Bigcartel and Lemonstand are among described solutions. Remember, that all of them have their unique features and options. Some platforms offer much wider possibilities, but in a case with small businesses they are unnecessary.
Magento Community Edition 188.8.131.52 has ben released. It contains multiple improvements over older versions. 184.108.40.206 is a major release , so it’s very important not to miss it. In this post we will show you how to upgrade from previous Magento version to the new one. Don’t forget to try Magento CE 220.127.116.11 upgrade in a test environment. The operation is not risky, but there is always a chance to break something.
G good Magento optimized hosting is very important for making your ecommerce store fast and stable. In this article we’ve gathered 16 best solutions of 2015. Short descriptions, prices and dedicated links are provided.
There are several reasons why speed is very important for websites. First of all visitors. They can become dissatisfied with slow performance and loose trust to your website. The second reason is web search ranking. Google is using site speed as a part of the whole process. These are obvious things and we are not going to talk about them. Instead we will talk about all possible tips and tricks to speed up your Magentoperformance.