Investing in a Sound eCommerce Hosting Plan

eCommerce Hosting ServicesMost businesses understand the significant advantage of having an online presence and likely have already established a website, or are in the process of doing so. It does not take much in-depth analysis to realize that people these days spend a lot of their time on the Internet. No matter if it is for your business, communication or simply for entertainment, investing in a sound eCommerce hosting plan that best represents your business is essential, especially to maximize the conversion rates and profits.

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How to Leverage Browser Caching by Adding Expire Headers

Browser CachingReducing the number and size of informational transactions between a visitor’s web browser and your site is a significant element of fast, efficient performance, even more so during the holiday shopping season. A first time visitor to your site may have to make many HTTP requests to access all of a site’s components. Expire headers also help reduce image sizes and control caching to cut down on transactions and stop redundant transactions from piling up. This article will explain how to add expire headers to your .htaccess file, thus improving the performance of your website, based on Google’s and Yahoo’s recommended guidelines.

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What is a Content Delivery Network?

Content Delivery NetworkContent delivery networks optimize the provision of web content through a system of distributed servers — a network — that shifts depending on the location of visitor. The closer the computer of the user is to a specific server, the fewer potential problems exist in terms of network bottlenecks, which boosts speed and performance. Offloading static pages, CSS style sheets, images and other content allows you to increase your eCommerce site’s ability to handle more concurrent users and improve responsiveness — two musts for the holiday shopping season.

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Preparing Your Magento eCommerce Store for the Holiday Season

e-commerce-1606962_960_720Is your Magento eCommerce store ready to handle peak loads this holiday season? Are you positive it won’t crumble during the busiest online shopping days of the year? If you believe that your Magento eCommerce store is already capable of handling high loads, you should be aware of possible instances of slow performances or server going down. Typically what happens is, people during the holiday season spend umpteen numbers of hours online while looking for deals, making researches and of course, shopping. However, because of the significant traffic, the website slows down and takes longer in loading pages. This article will discuss a few ways to prepare and test your eCommerce for the holiday to ensure it will handle high loads quickly and efficiently.

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