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Advantages of Magento

Magento has been the leading software for eCommerce businesses since its release in 2007. In June 2020, Magento 1 support has ended, so it is now high-time for businesses to upgrade to Magento 2.
What is Magento all about? Find out more here!

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Magento eCommerce cost

Anyone who wants to get into eCommerce and create a webshop will have several questions.

  • What products do you offer?
  • Who are your suppliers?
  • How is shipping done?
  • And where do I get the best Magento hosting?

Selecting a shop software will keep you busy. You made the essential decision for an eCommerce software and opted for Magento?

Then you are probably asking yourself the question:

How much will it cost to kick-start my Magento Shop?

This article presents the financial information you need when starting a Magento business.
It gives you an overview of all essentials to consider when planning your new Magento online shop.

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Magento 2.4 release

Raphael Thiel —  October 9, 2020 — Leave a comment

Magento 2.4 release

The global pandemic has resulted in on-premise stores aiming to step into the digital commerce environment. The main reason why Magento had to launch a new version that concentrates on helping business owners realize new options in the current commerce environment and acts as a measure for preparing them for the future.

Magento 2.4 has been released, and the latest features are sure-shot benefits for both customers and business owners. Understanding the Magento 2.4 enhancements and features applicable for both commerce and open-source versions.
The new release covers all the improvements that were part of the Magento 2.3.5-p 1.

Besides new functions, the Magento update comes with 30 security improvements and 100 new core code fixes.

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Better search engine ranking with HTTPS and Varnish

HTTPS is becoming more important every day. Last year Google started ranking HTTPS websites higher than HTTP only websites. Serving your websites over HTTPS instead of HTTP also gives your customers a feeling of security and trustworthiness. You can read more about why Google is ranking HTTPS websites higher here: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html

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What is CloudPanel?

CloudPanel is a control panel to manage your server. It supports newest technologies ( NGINX, php-fpm, HHVM, redis cache, Varnish, Memcache and many more!  ). Now you can easily manage domains, databases, ftp / ssh users, cron jobs and backups via a clean and light interface.

This CloudPanel works as bridge between your server management and the cloud provider like AWS.

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As Magento owner, developer, or sysadmin you maybe know some performance bottlenecks and how to tweak your server for getting better performance. In this article, we from the Magento hosting service MGT-Commerce like to show you the benefits of using HHVM for Magento.

Magento needs a lot hardware recourse to perform well. Even if you have installed some additional third party extension, a large product catalog with many SKU´s or a higher traffic you reach the limits. Of course you can scale up your system by setting up a multi server environment, but this is expensive and takes a lot knowledge about how to configure every detail correct.

Facebook has developed HHVM from very similar reasons, more performance by using less hardware infrastructure. Instead of executing PHP code in high-level bytecode, HHVM translates the PHP code into x64 machine code which is around 40-50% faster!

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We from MGT-Commerce know as a fact that a slow Magento shop destroys the shopping experience for your customers.
Further issues are bad search engine results and lower conversion rates. But there is a solution to prevent these causes of lost revenue. One of many cloud benefits is the solid performance of Magento businesses.

In this article, we like to answer the question of why you should take a Varnish Cache for your Magento Shop. And here you find out more ways how to increase Magento website speed.

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E-commerce has become one of the best ways to sell products today. The Magento application is one of the biggest shopping platforms. In this checklist we like to show you how to become individual and more successful. Your competitors are not sleeping and a good communication between your Magento shop and the visitors decides about the success. The checklist will help you on how to convert a visitor into a shopper and how to make your business more profitable. Often there are only small changes needed to reach the goal, because you have done a lot of tuning before.

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email tracking for magentoYou send newsletters to your customers, but how many customers click on them to visit your Magento shop? Next questions should be:

  • If they click what happens in the next step?
  • Does a text mail work better than a html mail?
  • What is the bounce rate?
  • Does the message in your mail creates a conversion?
  • What are the transactions on your site?

In the following tutorial we like to give you an overview how you can use Google Analytics, to track your ads, mails and many more. Get full control on your marketing activities and get more conversions, optimize your content by facts.

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The following list with common Magento seo issues is for all shop owners to prove there stores. If you launch a new store this checklist will help you to configure most basic SEO settings for Magento.

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