Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How can I transfer my Magento store from another provider?

Posted on September 6th, 2011 | Posted by admin

If your store is currently hosted on another server, you may transfer it to us following these simple steps. If you have not yet signed up, please check out our Magento optimized hosting services.

Step 1 – Create a Database

First, you need to create a new MySQL database for your store. Log in to cPanel by following the instructions given in your Account Information email. Then click on the MySQL® Database Wizard icon. Type in a name for your new database (e.g. mystore) and click Next Step (see Figure 1). Now you need to assign a new user to your database. Type in a username and password then click Next Step. Finally, check the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step to complete the database wizard.

You can now log out of cPanel and continue with the next step.

10 Ways to Speed Up Your Magento eCommerce Site

Posted on August 30th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Is your Magento store not as fast as you would like it to be? Below you will find our Top 10 Tips & Tricks to speed up your Magento site.

Note: some of the steps below require server administrator access.

  1. Ensure you are running the latest version of Magento. New releases often include performance improvements and other patches which affects performance.
  2. Enable the Flat Catalog module for products and categories in the Magento Admin Panel. We have seen quite significant improvements by turning on this feature, especially on large catalogs.
    Where: System -> Configuration -> Catalog
  3. Enable caching to reduce the number of database operations required for each page request.
    Where: System -> Cache Management
  4. Keep the number of third-party/community extensions to a minimum. Many extensions introduce extra processing and database queries which has a negative impact on the overall performance.

How to change the Magento Admin URL / Path

Posted on August 25th, 2011 | Posted by admin

To protect your Magento backend against hackers and brute-force attacks, we recommend that you change the default URL to the Magento Admin Pane. It is a quick way to add an extra layer of security to your site.

Follow these steps to change the admin URL/path.

Note: Do NOT use the web interface in the Magento Admin Panel to change the admin URL, as this is known to cause severe problems.

Step 1 – Change Path

First, open the local.xml configuration file in your favorite text editor, or use the Text Editor in the cPanel File Manager. The file is usually located in the app/etc/ directory under your Magento installation. Locate the following code segment:

Introducing the Magento Enterprise Edition Subscription – Video

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin

Magento Enterprise edition is best choice for any serious online store which is also a true platform for growth. Magento enterprise edition can make your store a successful company. Check out the Magento enterprise edition subscription video.

Have You Backed Up Your Magento Store?

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin

Just like any other open source Magento commerce also requires to be backed up from time to time. You don’t want to end up loosing critical information without backup do you? Typically, backups are life savers especially if you loose critical part of your database or even code. I hope that there shouldn’t be a time when you have to use backups to restore data but what if you fall in such situation. Various hosting servers do keep backup but those running on shared servers, backup is not there in most of the cases. Even relying completely on hosting company to keep backups all the times is not wise as hosting companies are also attacked by malicious scripts, hacks and to resolve the issue they might end up loosing your precious data.

There are two types of backups and it entirely depends upon your requirement and store size. You can either opt for full backup or choose incremental backup weekly. In case you have lots of orders taking place daily then you have to rethink your backup strategy. We have created a Magento extension especially for those who do not wish to spend time configuring store backups.