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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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Heartbleed – All LexiConn Servers Patched

Tweet  If you haven’t already seen or heard about Heartbleed, the large vulnerability that affected over half a million trusted websites, here is a synopsis, the status of our servers being patched, and my take on why the sky is NOT falling due to this issue. LexiConn is Safe Once this vulnerability was announced, we […]

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Five Hidden Pitfalls Of Remotely Hosted Shopping Carts

Tweet There are two broad types of ecommerce solutions: 1. Software that is installed in a hosting account (like ShopSite or Magento) -or- 2. Software as a service [SaaS] (no installation or ownership of files like Volusion, Shopify, BigCommerce, etc…) (Remotely hosted shopping cart) Although the idea of not having to install or maintain any […]

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Email – For Your Eyes Only

Tweet Accessing email on a mobile device (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc…), while connected to a public or unsecured wireless network, can lead to your password(s) being intercepted and used by spammers.  To help protect you on these networks, we would recommend configuring mobile devices to use SSL (Secure Socket Layer). The SSL protocol transmits information […]

How We Helped a Magento Store Quickly Handle Thousands of Orders

Tweet One of our ecommerce clients was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show in the Segment “Jill’s Steals and Deals”. The Today Show highlights a few products with very aggressive discounts, and generates tens of thousands of visitors in just a few minutes. This particular client uses Magento for their ecommerce software. Magento presents many […]

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What Google Analytics Isn’t Reporting

Tweet Google Analytics is installed on over 10 million websites!   It’s robust, highly integrated, easy to implement and not to mention free! Without question, every web proprietor should, at the very least, try it.  Most will swear by it.  So why should we take the time to re-visit what many would argue is fast becoming […]

Six Common .htaccess Mistakes We See Regularly

Tweet The “.htaccess” file is one of the most powerful, and therefore one of the most dangerous, files at a webmaster’s disposal. Unfortunately, one simple typo can bring down your entire site. Even if you don’t have any typos, a .htaccess entry can alter the behavior of your site, break certain features, or result in […]

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Three Secrets Budget Web Hosts Don’t Want You to Know

Tweet Some of the offers out there for web hosting seem like a steal. Hosts offering tons of space, unlimited resources, all for no more than a Starbucks coffee per month. You’d be crazy to pass on these type of accounts, right? Unfortunately, when a web hosting offer seems so attractive and at such a […]

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My Disappointment with the Web Hosting Industry

Tweet I was recently following a discussion by web hosting owners and employees about the use of new software for web hosts. They were discussing software that can help web hosts manage resources on servers. Software which helps regulate server environments. I was shocked and disappointed with how the conversation progressed. It was along these […]

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What We’ve Been Up To Lately

Tweet All of us here at LexiConn have been keeping ourselves quite busy these past few months. From ecommerce add-ons to new hosting features, and a number of new partnerships, we’ve introduced a slew of features and services. Here’s a breakdown of some of the highlights… ShopSite add-on: Alt Tag Module This free add-on module […]

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