There are over 2.3 million eCommerce stores hosted on the WooCommerce platform, and for good reason. WooCommerce makes creating your own eCommerce store quick and easy. Great functionality and an intuitive interface come together to create a powerful eCommerce platform. First you just have to complete the WooCommerce setup.
With a combination of additional plugins and options from the get go, getting through the beginning stages can seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry, with WordPress, it’s easy. This guide will take you from a clean WordPress install, through to creating your first product and customizing your storefront.Read more
A Domain Name System (DNS) links domain names to the IP addresses that are used to route data around the internet. It is an important component of eCommerce performance: if a shopper’s browser can’t find the IP address of a store’s server, it can’t send requests and load pages. If the DNS system is slow to respond with an IP address, the browser and the customer are left waiting.
Often, eCommerce retailers have little control over DNS performance. For some, this causes a problem as a performance-optimized Magento store on lightning fast hosting can still be slow from the perspective of a shopper. Latency introduced by an unresponsive DNS nameserver is just as effective as increasing bounce rate as slow loading page elements are. Read more
In the world of data centers, reliability is one of the most important factors. The more reliable you are, the more likely clients are going to want to use you. After all, who wants a data center that isn’t online?
Luckily, The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published a standard for data centers defining four levels in regards to their reliability. The aim was that this standard would then be able to inform potential data center users about which center is best for them. While brief, the standard laid the groundwork for how some data centers would manage to pull ahead of others in the future. Read more
Changes to your website are inevitable. Whether trying to refresh your site with a new theme or just applying a patch, sites are living environments that grow and evolve with your business and security needs.
Any change, however necessary, can cause downtime or broken functionality when applied without care. Such disruptions torpedo both your sales and your users’ trust. Properly executing these changes can be the difference between hours of limited access to your site, or mere moments. Read more