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Why Did My Sales Drop?

Tweet We are asked this quite often, and it’s a tough one to answer, but with any online store there will always be a few things you can research to see why your sales may have dropped.  Even if your sales have not dropped, there are steps you can take to make your research easier […]

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What We’ve Been Up To Lately

Tweet If it seems “quiet” here on the blog, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy… Just the opposite. Behind the scenes we’ve been working on a number of things… From infrastructure improvements, to making sure all servers will support TLS 1.2, there has been a lot of activity going on at LexiConn these past […]

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Keep Your Ecommerce Store Secure

Tweet Keeping your ecommerce store secure from hackers is something every store owner must address on a continual basis. It’s not a “one and done” type of approach. As a web host, we see a lot of compromised accounts and stores. They affect all types of ecommerce solutions such as ShopSite, Magento, and WooCommerce. We’ll […]

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Your Website Should Be All SSL, All the Time

Tweet We recently updated our website to use SSL (i.e. the green secure padlock) on all pages. It took a bit of work, but is worth it for many reasons I’ll explain below. It is something you should seriously consider for your website as well. Google likes secure websites Back in August of 2014, Google […]

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Don’t Mistake Silence For Inactivity

Tweet Although we haven’t posted to the blog in a bit, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy behind the scenes. Quite the opposite! Here are a few things we’ve been busy working on lately…   Upcoming TLS 1.0 End of Life Preps (PCI related) I’m actually quite shocked this isn’t a much bigger issue […]

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What’s in a name – Naming conventions for file names, products, and more

Tweet Whats in a name? For Mr. Shakespeare and his cast of players perhaps nothing but when it comes to computers, the make up of a name can have great meaning and power. It’s important to note that how you name a file, product, SKU, etc. can become an issue especially if you become too […]

Passwords – Securing Your Store and Living with a Necessary Evil

Tweet Passwords, just the thought of dealing with them can make people groan. We know they are necessary, like eating right and exercising; but we all cheat when we can. The problem is cheating never leads to good things. While breaking into web sites via passwords is not the most common way of getting in, […]

Domain Transfers – The Elusive AuthInfo Code

Tweet It is the necessary evil of domain name ownership.  The official name is AuthInfo Code, but registrars use a variety of names: Auth Code Authorization Code EPP Authentication Code EPP Authorization Code EPP Code Transfer Key What Is It? No matter what name is used, its goal is the same – to protect you […]

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Bounced Emails – Common Issues and What To Do

Tweet It happens to everyone once in a while – you send an email and it bounces back undeliverable.  You end up with a cryptic email which may have 30-40 lines of strange information in it, but what do you do to fix it?  Luckily the most common issues are easily resolved and the details […]

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How To Set Up Selective Master Slave Replication in MySQL

Tweet There are a number of tutorials out there for setting up Replication in MySQL. However, I couldn’t find one that fully addressed setting up selective master-slave replication in MySQL. By selective, I am referring to only having one or a few databases that are replicated from the master database to the slave database. Any […]

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