Archive for the ‘Magento’ Category

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What goes into a Magento Security Patch at LexiConn – SUPEE-9767

Tweet As part of our hosting service for our Magento clients, we provide pro-active security patching when Magento releases a security patch. It is not something that many hosting providers offer. There’s a reason for this… It’s not as easy as it sounds. Here’s a small peek behind the curtain of what goes into this […]

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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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PayPal Certificate Expiring? What You Need To Do

Tweet Did you recently receive an email from PayPal with the subject “Certificate Expire Notification” talking about your API certificate needing to be replaced? If you use PayPal Express or PayPal Website Payments Pro, you will want to pay attention to this email. You have until December 31, 2017 to update the API certificate from […]

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How Magento Can Easily Handle 8 Orders Per Second on a Budget

Tweet One of our Magento hosting clients was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show in the Steals and Deals segment highlighting discounted items for the holidays. It is always an exciting event that generates tens of thousands of visitors in a short period of time, and results in thousands of orders in a few short […]

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Last Minute Tactics to Improve Online Sales During the Holidays

Tweet With the holiday season almost in full swing, consumers are starting to shop ‘til they drop! With such an influx of holiday traffic to your site and new customers purchasing from you, conversion rate optimization is crucial! November and December drive 30% more ecommerce revenue than non-holiday months and it’s not too late to […]

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