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How to optimize Magento using admin panel tweaks

How to optimize Magento using admin panel tweaks

At the last count, more than 235,000 websites use Magento. It is by far the most popular eCommerce platform, primarily because it is feature rich and flexible. However, many Magento site owners grapple with poor page loading speeds. It leads to lost sales. However, with a proper knowledge of admin panel settings, Magento sites can be configured to load fast.

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How to fix Magento error “Syntax error or access violation: 1118 Row size too large”

As a server administration company, we often get support requests from website and server owners.

Recently we were called on to fix this error in a Magento 2 server:

SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation:1118 Row size too large. The Maximum row size for the used table type, not counting BLOBs, is 65535. This includes storage overhead, check the manual. You have to change some columns to TEXT or BLOBs

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How to speed up Magento – Top 10 proven ways [Updated 2018]

Magento is a popular eCommerce app for a lot of reasons – it’s secure, feature rich and super stable.

BUT, it has an Achilles’ heel – Poor Speed

The default settings in Magento is not optimized for speed, and pages can take up to 10 seconds to load. (more…)

How to clear Magento cache to review website changes

How to clear Magento cache to review website changes

With 29.1% of the market share, Magento is a widely used shopping cart in online businesses. Its features and flexibility makes it a preferred choice for many websites.

In online shopping, no customer is ready to wait for ages to load a website. As a result, speed and performance of Magento cart is a crucial factor for businesses using it.
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Magento Hosting using OpenShift Origin

Magento Hosting using OpenShift Origin

Magento is popular. It is second only to WooCommerce in the number of active installs, and that number keeps growing. This popularity has in turn led to a huge demand for specialized Magento Hosting Services. Customers now expect Magento Hosting companies to take care of all the hosting complexities (like security, website speed, etc.), while the webmasters focus on their business, and website content. (more…)

How to ace Magento speed optimization using open source software

How to ace Magento speed optimization using open source software

Magento is arguably the most popular eCommerce application, but its Achilles heel is performance. Sooner or later every webmaster finds their site to be slow, and look for Magento speed optimization methods.

The natural tendency for most webmasters is to upgrade server resources or buy expensive commercial software. But it’s only a temporary fix. Unless you identify specific bottlenecks, and fix them, you’ll continue to face performance issues.
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How we blocked zero-day malware attacks on websites using NAXSI firewall

How we blocked zero-day malware attacks on websites using NAXSI firewall

On Oct 17th 2015, we started receiving reports of Magento shops being infected by GuruIncSite malware. We found that attackers were somehow getting access to Magento admin panel, and were inserting malicious code into websites. Magento’s official site didn’t have any information on the attack, and all that anyone knew was that Magento software had a vulnerability that allowed admin access to attackers.

This is a fairly typical scenario in a zero-day attack. An attack is termed zero-day when the affected software vendor isn’t aware of the vulnerability being exploited, and virtually everyone that uses that software is vulnerable to an attack. Unlike other kinds of attacks, defense against a zero-day attack is harder because no official patch or notification would be available from the vendor. Business owners using the vulnerable software would be left to fend for themselves until a patch is available. (more…)

How to clean Guruincsite malware from hacked Magento web sites and remove Google blacklisting

How to clean Guruincsite malware from hacked Magento web sites and remove Google blacklisting

Since 17th Oct, we’ve have been receiving website hack recovery requests from Magento shops infected with Guruincsite,com malware.

There are two variations of the malicious code – one that has obfuscated code (gibberish) containing function LCWEHH(XHFER1){XHFER1=XHFER1, and another that shows xhr.open('GET', 'http;//guruincsite,com/1,php'. (more…)

How we simplified Magento development and deployment process using Docker

How we simplified Magento development and deployment process using Docker

Magento is one of our favorite platforms to develop secure, feature rich eCommerce websites. Since 2008 we’ve developed for and supported Magento shops that ranged from small cake shops to large fashion houses. It has been a fun ride, but it also brought its own set of technical and management challenges. This is the story of how we used Docker to make our lives easier, and how it can work for you too.
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