Lots of Changes as of Late with Regards to SSL Security

Tweet The biggest change with regards to SSL and using HTTPS links on all pages is: The Google Chrome web browser has begun rolling out Version 68, which will mark any website as “insecure” that is not using an SSL certificate for any web page. The browser now shows this explicitly: Previously, the words “Not […]

MySQL and Magento – Proper Sizing is Important

Tweet Continuing in our We Host Magento Better! series, we take a quick look at how MySQL can be tuned and optimized to improve Magento 1 and 2 performance. Lots of hosts may set up MySQL properly at the start, but it’s the ability to monitor and adjust settings that can make a world of […]

ShopSite Version 14 – Lots of Great New Features

Tweet ShopSite has recently released version 14 of its award-winning ecommerce software. The latest version introduces a number of new features and important changes that make it well worth upgrading… That list includes: Apple Pay now supported Authorize.net Accept Gateway Support for TaxJar for real-time tax calculations Custom shopping cart fields Coupon updates including blacklist […]

2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Stats for the Small Online Merchant

Tweet It’s time again for our Black Friday & Cyber Monday stats report for small online stores.  We’ll start by listing the stats for large merchants that have come out so far: Big Merchants – Ecommerce Sales Adobe Digital Index has their numbers out for this year*: Thanksgiving sales up 18.3% over 2016 Black Friday […]

Limiting the Maximum Quantity of Products in ShopSite

Tweet This is an update to an earlier tutorial we posted here, with a script to prevent customers from purchasing more than a specified quantity of a product. This update can handle multiple products, and it allows you to set different maximum quantities for each. If a customer exceeds the quantity of a restricted product […]

Redis and Magento – More than Meets the Eye

Tweet Next up in our We Host Magento Better! series is a look at how we leverage Redis to make Magento faster and scale better with size. There’s more to it than just turning it on and letting it run… What is Redis? The Redis website defines it as: Redis is an open source (BSD […]

ShopSite Tip – Configuring GoDatafeed

Tweet GoDataFeed is a merchant feed service that easily integrates with ShopSite and allows you to seamlessly list your products on shopping sites such as Amazon, Google Shopping, Nextag, and 200+ other services.  It only take a few minutes to configure the settings which we’ll review in the screenshots below. ShopSite Settings In your GoDataFeed […]

PHP OpCode Caching and Magento

Tweet First up in our series We Host Magento Better! is a look at how we use PHP OpCode caching to improve the performance of the Magento stores that we host… What is OpCode Caching? PHP’s OpCode caching is defined as “Storing precompiled script bytecode in shared memory, thereby removing the need for PHP to […]

New Blog Series – We Host Magento Better

Tweet Over the next few months, you may see a number of smaller blog posts in a new series we’ve titled “We Host Magento Better”. These posts will highlight some of things we do here at LexiConn that set us apart from other web hosts when it comes to supporting and helping merchants get the […]

5 Ways to Optimize Magento 2 Performance

Tweet Magento 2 comes as the new era of eCommerce. The updated backend, the latest code patterns and software libraries – these are just some of the improvements introduced in version 2 of the popular platform. The question I hear often: is it faster than Magento 1? The answer might not be so obvious. Even […]