Archive for the ‘Magento’ Category

How We Helped MyPillow’s Magento Store Scale to New Heights

Tweet During the COVID-19 Pandemic in late March, Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, decided to help make a difference and shifted much of their production to make face masks for frontline workers. His decision resulted in a large influx of support, press, and interest in their products. In partnership with Creatuity, the development agency for […]

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Removing the Complexity Out of Magento Hosting

Tweet Magento 2 hosting these days is complex. There are lots of moving parts, and things can go wrong that are unexpected. How fast your web host can not only react, but fix the issue or pinpoint the problem is crucial to your store’s success. Magento Cloud can be overkill Magento 2 “Commerce” (previously Magento […]

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7 SEO Mistakes Magento 2 Site Owners Make and How to Fix Them

Tweet Magento 2 eCommerce platform is highly optimized for on-page SEO (search engine optimization). It has quite a few built-in features that could help you rank high in Google. That being said, you as a site owner can still make simple mistakes that would keep your store from that first online search page you so […]

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Magento 2.3 Removes Need for Flat Catalog for Categories and Products

Tweet Since Magento 1, the use of flat catalog tables for categories and products has been a staple for improving performance. These tables get indexed and translate the more complex Entity-Attribute_Value (EAV) model. The flat catalog simplifies the needed data for products and categories. Starting with Magento 2.3.0 and higher, Magento no longer recommends using […]

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Magento SQL Injection Vulnerability Update

Tweet Magento recently released a number of security patches for both Magento 1 and 2. For Magento 1, the patch is named SUPEE-11086. For Magento 2, they issued a specific patch for just the SQL injection attack named PRODSECBUG-2198. These patches and upgrades address a number of issues. Most of the issues require some form of […]

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Authorize.net Direct Post MD5 Issue for Magento 1 and 2 Merchants

Tweet Magento 1 and Magento 2 merchants that use Authorize.net Direct Post as one of their payment methods will need to have a patch applied and update their Authorize.net settings in the Magento admin panel before March 28, 2019. Authorize.net will stop supporting the MD5 hash method that Magento uses for its Direct Post integration. […]

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15 Common Issues After a Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration

Tweet During my Magento 2 career I’ve performed quite a few M1 to M2 migrations. Some were fairly simple white others took months to get right. I’ve acquired some experience which I’d like to share with you today. I’m going to list 15 common issues you might come across during or after a Magento Migration. […]

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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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