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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 a better performance. In this article we 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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Magento Auto Scaling with Varnish on Amazon AWS

In this blog post i want to explain how to Auto Scale Magento together with Varnish Cache on the Amazon AWS Cloud. A lot of our customers do a lot of marketing like sending newsletter, groupon or tv campaigns.
These marketing campaigns are really expensive and even more expensive if you can’t sell your products because of an overloaded server.
A good marketing campaign means much more traffic than on a normal day.
It’s not uncommon that you have hundred or thousands of customers within the first 10-15 minutes.

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As a fact we know that a slow Magento shop destroys the shopping experience. Further issues are bad search engine results and lower conversion rates.

In this article we like to answer the question why you should take a Varnish Cache for your Magento Shop.

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Magento Kickstarter

In my daily job as a Magento Developer i have to extend the standard functionality of magento.
The standard way of doing this is to write a module.
Over the last years i have developed more then hundret modules and it took me always 20-30 minutes to create the file system structure and all needed files to get a working module. I thought it would be useful for me and other magento developers to create such a skeleton within seconds.

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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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There are many blog posts about magento cache and how to configure it right.
In this blog post i want to explain which cache backend (File System, APC, Memcached, Redis) is recommended in which environment (single server, multi server) and how to configure it.

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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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Summary

The configuration of an e-commerce shop like a Magento shop is essential, because we live in a world where every millisecond counts and we need this to be proved on every traffic peak. The customers/consumers have become increasingly impatient and if your shop has a slow response time it has a negative effect on your conversion rate. As an online merchant you need to make sure that your Magento shop can grow by changing the server and e-commerce configuration quickly if your business need this.

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