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Speed Up Your Site: Upgrade PHP for Free in Your Client Portal

September 25, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

speed up your site upgrade to php 7.2 for freeLike any reputable web host, we keep our software house in order. First and foremost, this means using the most current stable releases whenever possible. We advise our clients to do the same.

For our clients, the rub is that some applications refuse to “play nice” with the most current stable release. Although older software can solve compatibility issues, it’s critical to know the bare minimum standard and choose accordingly. While older software can be useful, it can also expose you to security vulnerabilities and performance deal-breakers. Read more

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Amazon’s 1-Click Patent Is About To Expire

September 11, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

Amazon's 1-Click Patent Is About To Expire

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This September, Amazon’s US patent on 1-Click payments expires. Once the patent expires, any eCommerce retailer is free to implement 1-Click payments on their store. Amazon applied for the patent in September 1997 and it was granted — in the US — in 1999. Patents last for 20 years, so come September, we’re likely to see a proliferation of 1-Click payment systems on eCommerce stores around the web.

In the 90s, 1-Click payments were thought to confer a sizable competitive advantage. Amazon certainly thought so and made a remarkable investment in court actions to protect its 1-Click exclusivity. Only one other company has the right to use 1-Click payments: Apple licensed the patent from Amazon and that’s why it is able to offer the same slick checkout experience.

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We’re Bringing OroCRM To Our Optimized Hosting Platform

April 12, 2016 0 Comments RSS Feed

We’re excited to announce a brand-new addition to our performance-optimized application hosting platform. In partnership with Oro, we have engineered the perfect OroCRM managed hosting solution for online business.

OroCRM is a customer relationship management application that empowers online businesses to maximize customer value.

  • Deep integration with third-party services — OroCRM integrates with multiple sales and support channels to provide a centralized interface for customer relationship management.
  • Powerful customer segmentation tools with sophisticated data mining and analytics delivering information via flexible custom reports.
  • Workflow management tools that enable businesses to develop best-practice customer relationship management processes customized to meet their specific needs.
  • Integration with external marketing tools like MailChimp and dotmailer for marketing automation and personalized email marketing.

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Nexcess Announces Upgraded Magento Server Clusters

January 22, 2014 2 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, January 22, 2014 – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento eCommerce hosting and Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, has announced that its powerful Magento server cluster plans will benefit from an substantial hardware upgrade. Responsiveness is of particular importance to eCommerce retailers, because faster sites have proven to provide increased sales.

Nexcess’ Magento server clusters are designed to provide the highly optimized and responsive hosting solution required by high-traffic eCommerce stores. As part of the company’s ongoing effort to ensure that eCommerce clients are able to leverage the performance and reliability of the most up-to-date server technology, the company has significantly upgraded the hardware on its Magento MCE-SIP clusters. Read more

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Nexcess Announces New Affiliate Program With 75% Payout

December 26, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, December 26, 2013 – Nexcess, a provider of optimized WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine hosting, has announced the introduction of a new referral program that will return 75% of a plan’s monthly recurring value. The reimagined Nexcess web hosting affiliate program allows partners to reap unbeatable benefits from sales of Nexcess’ innovative hosting products.  Possible one-time payouts now range from $19 for a basic optimized Magento hosting referral, upwards to $3,150 and beyond for an enterprise managed server cluster referral.

“Most hosting affiliate payouts don’t scale to cover the full spectrum of professional grade hosting solutions,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “Rather than a flat payout rate for a single vanilla hosting package, we wanted our referral program to reflect one of our companies key philosophies: one size does not fit all.  Under the new Nexcess affiliate program, members will be rewarded relative to the gravity of the referrals that they achieve.” Read more

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Nexcess Ranked 245th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500

November 13, 2013 2 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, November 13, 2013 – Nexcess, a leading provider of WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine hosting, today announced it ranked 245 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500(TM), a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Nexcess grew 388 percent during this period.

Nexcess’ exemplary growth during a period of widespread economic distress is a strong indication of the strength of the company’s core commitment to providing outstanding no-compromise hosting solutions, particularly for the eCommerce sector. Read more

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Nexcess Publishes Comprehensive ExpressionEngine Optimization Guide

October 14, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, October 14, 2013 – Nexcess, the exclusive Enterprise Hosting Partner of EllisLab, the developers of ExpressionEngine, has released a comprehensive optimization guide for the popular content management system.

While ExpressionEngine performs very well out of the box, sites under constant or intermittent heavy load are subject to a number of issues that need to be addressed in order for them to provide an optimal experience for their users, and an ideal configuration can translate into performance enhancements measured in multiples. To develop their recommendations, Nexcess has tested an ExpressionEngine installation running on one of its EEP-400 ExpressionEngine-optimized servers using the Siege HTTP load-testing and benchmarking utility.

The resulting white paper is titled ExpressionEngine, Caching, and Best Practices For Performance and leverages Nexcess’ experience of hosting high-traffic enterprise sites built with ExpressionEngine. Based on extensive testing, the white paper thoroughly addresses issues faced by ExpressionEngine sites that experience high numbers of concurrent users, providing a set of best practices for using ExpressionEngine’s built-in caching capabilities as well as integration with external applications like Redis and Memcached. The white paper also discusses optimal caching strategies for ExpressionEngine clusters. Read more

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Nexcess to Sponsor MagentoLive UK 2013

October 9, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI October 09, 2013 – Nexcess, a leading provider of optimized Magento hosting and a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, is thrilled to announce that they will be a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s MagentoLive UK conference in partnership with PayPal and eBay. The event will take place at etc.venues’ state of the art St. Paul’s conference center in London on Tuesday, October 22nd.

MagentoLive UK is Britain’s largest Magento conference and hosts attendees and speakers from the UK, Europe, and the US. The conference is an unmissable opportunity to meet with and hear eCommerce experts, Magento hosting specialists, developers, and members of the Magento community.

Nexcess CEO Chris Wells will be in attendance to deliver a talk addressing site performance, its relationship to eCommerce sales, and how Nexcess have optimized their Magento hosting platform to help eCommerce retailers maximize sales. Read more

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Nexcess Successfully Completes SSAE-16 SOC 1 Type 2 Examination

October 7, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, October 7, 2013 – Nexcess, a provider of managed WordPress and Magento hosting, has announced its second successful SSAE-16 Type 2 examination within the scope of Data Center and Web Hosting Services. The examination was provided by Brightline CPAs & Associates, Inc., who has reaffirmed the hosting provider’s good standing following a previous examination which took place between August 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012.

Nexcess’ SOC 1 (Service Organization Controls Report) Type 2 examination provides clients with continued reassurance that essential controls for critical aspects of business operations like financial reporting are in place and meet the highest standards, as set forth by the AICPA. SSAE-16 compliant hosting is particularly important for Nexcess as a significant volume of their business concerns eCommerce and other enterprise hosting services.

The examination by a qualified 3rd party CPA is intended to give Nexcess service users complete confidence that rigorous and reliable controls are in place and have been scrutinized and verified by outside experts. Read more

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Nexcess Included In Inc. 5000 for Fourth Consecutive Year

September 16, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, September 16, 2013 – Nexcess, the leader in Magento, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine hosting, is to be included in the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing businesses in the United States for the fourth consecutive year. Nexcess is ranked 1636 in the 2013 Inc. 5000, and is 38th in the telecommunications category.

Inc., the popular business magazine and conference organizer, produces an annual list of the best performing privately owned businesses in the nation. Inclusion in the list requires sustained and consistent growth over the four years preceding publication of each list. Given the level of competition found in most industries, a strong showing in the list of America’s top performing businesses is a powerful indication of the long-term health of a company.

Nexcess has grown consistently since its foundation more than a decade ago, expanding from a small garage operation to one of the leading international providers of optimized eCommerce and CMS hosting. Nexcess currently operates out of its own Michigan-based data centers in the US and also offers a full range of premium hosting services in the UK and Australia. Read more

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