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Nexcess To Be Exclusive Presenting Sponsor For ExpressionEngine Conference 2013

September 4, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, September 4, 2013 – Nexcess, the exclusive, official Enterprise Hosting Partner of EllisLab’s ExpressionEngine, have announced that they will be the main sponsor for this year’s ExpressionEngine Conference in Portland, Oregon.

ExpressionEngine is an advanced PHP-based content management system from EllisLab that provides extraordinary levels of flexibility for online publishers. ExpressionEngine is a modern CMS designed to be easy-to-use while maintaining the levels of performance and power required by developers and designers. Its powerful template engine and wide variety of add-on modules and plugins provide endless customizability without the excessive complexity of less modern content management systems.

This year’s ExpressionEngine Conference will be the most exciting yet, with over 30 speakers and nearly 50 presentations from ExpressionEngine professionals and enthusiasts. Among the highlights will be a 50-minute presentation on the 15th from Nexcess CEO Chris Wells, titled “ExpressionEngine Performance & Optimization – Laying a Solid Foundation”. Other highlights from the conference include opening remarks from EllisLab’s Derek Jones, a talk on ExpressionEngine design patterns by Moresoda’s Christopher Imrie, and an in-depth look at ExpressionEngine and security from Eric Lamb of Mithra62. Read more

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SCHAWEL+COLES Selected as Nexcess Hosting Partner

July 30, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Ann Arbor MI, July 30, 2013 –SCHAWEL+COLES, an interactive ecommerce agency in Utah and New York, has been selected as a partner with Nexcess, the renowned provider of enterprise e-commerce hosting and Magento Platinum Hosting Partner.

SCHAWEL+COLES, a leader in creative online store creation and implementation, will continue to offer premium hosting packages to clients and the firms will collaborate on best practices for their e-commerce clients.

“We are happy to take our long-time partnership with SCHAWEL+COLES to the next level,” said Jeries Eadeh, Head of Partner Relations at Nexcess. “As a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, it is critical for Nexcess to align ourselves with quality-driven development firms. SCHAWEL+COLES has proven they can help Magento customers develop a successful eCommerce strategy with their innovative approach.”

The two growing firms found each other after some distasteful experiences for S+C clients at other hosting vendors. Founded over a decade ago, Nexcess has grown rapidly, acquiring two wholly owned data centers in the U.S. as well as U.K.-based and Australian web hosting operations. The Nexcess tradition of expertise in e-commerce hosting, dedication to customer support, and close partnership with Magento has helped the company land on the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing businesses for three consecutive years.

Michael Schawel, the agency’s co-founder, said, “We were looking for a partner in the hosting industry that was respected by like-minded firms. Nexcess hosting is optimized for Magento sites and offers guidance and environments for PCI compliance. Perhaps most important to us is the high level of customer service Nexcess offers to its clients — knowledgeable, speedy and U.S.-based.”

About SCHAWEL+COLES

SCHAWEL+COLES is an interactive e-commerce agency located in Salt Lake City, Utah with a consulting arm in New York. Online retailing expert Michael Schawel partnered with design industry veteran Matthew Coles to form an agency that gives clients elegant design with intelligent functionality. S+C offers a comprehensive range of e-commerce, design, marketing, identity, core development services aimed at solving problems and answering questions. For more information, see schawelcoles.com.

About Nexcess

Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000, with wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan, as well as satellite hosting operations in the United Kingdom and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on mission-critical hosting for high-profile eCommerce web sites. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

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Nexcess To Sponsor MagentoLive Australia Conference

July 16, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Southfield, MI, July 17, 2013 – Nexcess, a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring and presenting at this year’s MagentoLive Conference in Sydney, Australia.

MagentoLive Australia is Australia’s preeminent Magento conference and will provide educational and networking opportunities for developers and users of the world’s most popular eCommerce platform. Alongside eBay and PayPal, Nexcess is a Platinum-level sponsor of MagentoLive Australia. Over 250 leading eCommerce merchants, partners, and developers from Australia and internationally will be in attendance.

Nexcess is a trusted provider of Magento hosting, offering optimized hosting packages for Magento stores of all sizes. As evidenced by authorship numerous content pieces on Magento performance, a Varnish caching extension of Magento dubbed Turpentine, and a very special hosting platform made just for Magento called the M-SIP, Nexcess makes the Magento community its highest priority. Read more

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Nexcess to Exhibit at Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) 2013

June 3, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess to Exhibit at Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) 2013

Southfield, MI, June 2, 2013 – Nexcess, provider of enterprise eCommerce hosting and Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, have announced that their team will be attending the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) 2013 in booth #1333. The conference, which will take place in Chicago, is one of America’s foremost gatherings of online retailers.

Over the course of four days, IRCE offers a unique opportunity to learn from and network with the best minds in online retail. Keynotes will cover topics as diverse as the global eCommerce economy, boundaryless retail, and the interface between social marketing and Internet retail. Speakers are drawn from all areas of the eCommerce field and beyond, with featured speakers including Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of Rakuten, and Gian Fulgoni, co-founder of comScore Inc. This year’s special guest is Al Gore: former Vice President, Director at Apple Inc., and Google Strategic Adviser.

Nexcess provides eCommerce hosting solutions that range from shared Magento hosting to enterprise Magento clusters. As a company, they’re committed to building a technology stack that supports the fastest and most reliable Magento hosting available. Members of the Nexcess team will be available to meet face-to-face with attendees throughout the conference to share their expertise and extensive eCommerce hosting experience, and to discover how they can best develop their platform to meet the needs of a rapidly growing industry.

“We’ve exhibited at IRCE for the past several years and we’ve always found it to be an awesome opportunity to learn from the best and brightest in the eCommerce industry,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “Personally connecting with informed and experienced attendees from all parts of the eCommerce world, whether they’re developers, marketers, retailers, or entrepreneurs, helps us to make our eCommerce hosting platform the best in the business.”

IRCE 2013 will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place West, a 720,000 square-foot venue with a rooftop garden, food court, and restaurant, between the 4th and 7th of June.

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About Nexcess
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000, with wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan, as well as satellite hosting operations in the United Kingdom and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on mission-critical hosting for high-profile eCommerce web sites. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

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Nexcess Publishes Comprehensive Magento Optimization Guide With Benchmarks

April 8, 2013 7 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess Publishes Comprehensive Magento Optimization Guide With Benchmarks

Southfield, MI, April 8, 2013 – Nexcess, a provider of optimized Magento hosting and Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, has published “Magento Hosting: Best Practices for Optimum Performance”, a free white paper that contains guidance and analysis regarding the best configuration of Magento Enterprise Edition and the applications it relies on.

Based on extensive testing, the white paper makes a number of suggestions for configuring Magento for optimum performance. Nexcess found that Apache and Nginx, when configured properly, produce roughly equivalent performance, that full page caching with a Redis backend produces significant performance enhancements, and that using Varnish in front of the HTTP server with the Nexcess-developed Turpentine plugin can increase transaction per second throughput by as much as 1,000%.

“Magento is very capable and relatively quick out of the box, but eCommerce requires the best possible performance; reduced performance leads directly to lost sales,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “This white paper, based on our long experience with Magento and careful empirical testing, sets the standard for highly performant Magento deployments.” Read more

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Nexcess Announces New Features for Magento Turpentine Extension

March 19, 2013 4 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess Announces New Features and Enhancements to Turpentine Magento Extension

Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento hosting and Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, has added several new features and enhancements to its popular open source Turpentine extension for Magento. Turpentine provides improved Magento compatibility with Varnish, a very fast caching reverse proxy that can significantly increase response times and reduce latency for eCommerce stores built on the Magento platform.

Maximizing site responsiveness is a crucial part of eCommerce conversion rate optimization. Studies show that latencies measured in milliseconds can have a significant impact on conversions, reducing both sales and general customer satisfaction.

New features that improve Magento’s integration with Varnish include hole-punching via Varnish ESI and AJAX, Magento compiler compatibility, multi-site and multi-store support, and support for Magento’s built-in advanced session validation, which helps prevent session hijacking. The new features in Turpentine make using Varnish easier than ever before for a Magento webmaster; providing security, speed, and versatility. Read more

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Nexcess To Offer Australia-based WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine Hosting

March 4, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess To Offer Australia-based  WordPress, Magento, and ExpressionEngine Hosting

Southfield, MI, March 4, 2013 – Nexcess, a US-based provider of Magento, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine hosting, will be expanding to offer services in Brisbane, Australia effective this month.

Nexcess provides services that range from shared (standard) web hosting to enterprise-grade server clusters for high-demand enterprise applications. Founded over a decade ago, Nexcess has grown rapidly, acquiring two wholly owned data centres in the US and a considerable UK-based web hosting operation. Nexcess’ expertise in eCommerce hosting, dedication to customer support, and close partnerships with Magento and EllisLab (creators of ExpressionEngine), has helped position Nexcess as a leader in the hosting industry, no doubt contributing to the company’s inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list of fast growing businesses for three consecutive years.

“This is a huge expansion for us,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “We decided to base ourselves in Australia because it’s a booming market full of innovation, and there is huge potential to bring more purpose built hosting solutions to the region at lower latencies.”

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Nexcess To Sponsor Magento Imagine eCommerce 2013 Conference

February 25, 2013 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess To Sponsor Magento Imagine eCommerce 2013 Conference

Southfield, MI, February 25, 2013 – Nexcess, the industry’s leading provider of Magento hosting solutions and a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, is proud to announce their Diamond-level sponsorship of the 2013 Magento Imagine eCommerce conference.

The Magento Imagine eCommerce conference is one of the online retail sector’s most important opportunities to engage with leading international experts in the field. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to network with peers in the industry, share ideas, collaborate, and make new contacts. More than 1,500 merchants, developers, and Magento enthusiasts from all over the world will be attending.

This year’s conference will take place at the M Resort in Las Vegas, from April 8th through 10th, and will feature an awesome combination of keynote speakers, industry players, and the great entertainment for which Las Vegas is famous.

Nexcess is known for its industry-leading Magento eCommerce hosting solutions, a reputation gained through a commitment to building an infrastructure that is designed to get the best from Magento. Read more

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Nexcess Announces Silver Plus Sponsorship Of MagentoLive UK

November 1, 2012 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess Announces Silver Plus Sponsorship Of MagentoLive UK

Southfield, Michigan, November 1st, 2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento hosting and Platinum Magento Hosting Partner, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the first MagentoLive event, which will be taking place in London this month.

MagentoLive UK is the inaugural event of a new series designed to create occasions for the Magento team and experts from the community to deliver valuable Magento content. Nexcess is a Silver Plus sponsor of MagentoLive UK and will also be sponsoring the event’s after party, where attendees will get a chance to meet some of the leading lights in the Magento and eCommerce field.

Nexcess is a trusted provider of UK and US-based Magento hosting, with a reputation for excellent customer service. Nexcess offers Magento hosting packages suitable for clients of all sizes, from shared and reseller hosting, to dedicated Magento servers and enterprise clusters. All packages are hosted on powerful and highly optimized Secure Isolated Platform (SIP) servers in a wholly owned data center.
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Nexcess Announces Turpentine: An Open-Source Magento Extension for Varnish

October 15, 2012 8 Comments RSS Feed

Nexcess Announces Turpentine: An Open-Source Magento Extension for Varnish

Southfield, Michigan, October 15th, 2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento eCommerce hosting, is proud to announce the availability of Turpentine, a free and open-source Magento extension that modifies Magento’s behavior to improve integration with the HTTP accelerator, Varnish.

As part of an ongoing commitment to ever-improving Magento hosting services, Nexcess has created the Turpentine Magento extension, which solves a number of problems that were preventing Varnish from being used to its fullest functionality with Magento. Varnish is a very fast caching reverse proxy that can significantly increase the speed at which web pages are served and reduce lag time for users. Research has shown that slow page-loading on eCommerce stores can have a major impact on the proportion of sales that are completed; decreasing latency both improves the consumer experience and helps increase conversion rates.
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