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Craft 3 Brings New Features And Huge Performance Improvements

June 22, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Craft 3 Brings New Features And Huge Performance ImprovementsCraft 3, a complete rewrite of the developer-friendly content management system, has been released after a long period of beta testing. Craft 3 includes new features and enhancements that will appeal to developers, designers, and users. Craft 3 is available for deployment across our performance-optimized Craft CMS hosting solutions, including shared, dedicated, and cloud hosting platforms.

As Nexcess clients know, we take performance seriously, so we’re particularly pleased with the across-the-board performance improvements in Craft 3. Craft’s developers have put a lot of work into extracting every last drop of performance, resulting in a 3x improvement over Craft 2. Craft 3 is built on PHP 7, which is itself much faster than previous versions. Combined with our performance-optimized Craft CMS hosting, Craft CMS offers an incredible low-latency user experience.

Almost a year ago, we took a look at what users could expect from Craft 3. Now that it is ready for production, we’d like to highlight some of the most important new features. Read more

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WordPress Caching: How Does Caching Make WordPress Sites Faster?

June 21, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

How caching makes WordPress Sites FasterAll dynamic content management systems and eCommerce applications — WordPress included — generate HTML pages by executing code and making database requests. The process typically takes fractions of a second, but in some cases it can take several seconds and consume a lot of server resources on a busy site. One of the ways we can make the process faster and reduce server load for a WordPress site is caching.


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Magento Explained: Understanding The Magento Ecosystem

June 18, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

The Magento Ecosystem ExplainedThe Magento eCommerce application is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of retailers, developers, designers, conferences, and Magento hosting providers. Like all ecosystems, Magento evolves, and it can be difficult for newcomers to the world of eCommerce to get to grips with its constituent parts and the role they play in building a successful eCommerce business. Read more

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Data By The Numbers: A Look Inside Our Southfield, MI Data Center

June 15, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess Data CenterOriginally developed as part of a light industrial park, Nexcess’ Southfield, MI facility was initially renovated by us back in 2010. As of today, it’s been running as a dedicated data center for four years.

And it’s a facility we’re very proud of. Today, we’d like to share that pride with you, courtesy of a new infographic. Read on for a preview of some of our facility’s vital stats. Read more

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How to Choose a Data Center Location: Best Practices and Strategy

June 14, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

How to Choose a Data Center Location Best Practices and StrategyChoosing the right data center location can feel as though it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make when taking your business online. On top of the sheer volume of choice, you also have to confront some very real performance requirements.  A good choice means an optimized web environment capable of reaching your entire audience. A poor one means an unstable connection and efficiency problems. So how do you choose a data center location? Read more

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3 Key Takeaways from IRCE 2018

June 8, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

3 Takeaways from IRCE 2018

We’ve just returned from IRCE 2018. Between the marketplace and the sessions, there was a lot happening. eCommerce and marketing professionals from around the world were in attendance, and everyone seemed to have something to bring to the table.

However, throughout the show, we found that three things seemed to be present in almost all of the conversations going on.

Here are what we think were the three main takeaways from IRCE this year.


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What is Auto Scaling?

June 5, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

What is Auto ScalingOne of the most significant advantages of cloud computing and hosting is its ability to scale quickly and meet last minute needs. Server provisioning speeds vastly surpass those of traditional hosting solutions, meaning package upgrades can be applied almost instantaneously. Auto scaling takes this flexibility to the next level, but what exactly is it? Read more

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Nexcess Live at the Park Is Full

May 31, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess Live at the Park Is Full

The Nexcess Live at the Park guest list is now full.

We’re sorry you didn’t manage to make it onto the guest list this time, but there will be plenty of opportunities in the future. Stay tuned for information on how to be added to our invite list for future events. Read more

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