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How to choose good Magento hosting?

Very often our clients ask us for recommendations on which hosting company to choose for their Magento stores.

If you plan to use full power of Magento, e.g. multi-stores feature, build-in performance optimization modules, it is highly recommended to choose right hosting from the very beginning.

We will not advertise any hosting providers in this blog post, instead we gather here the most important and serious questions that you should discuss with any hosting provider.
 


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Magento performance: How to improve Magento speed using Apache/Gzip files compression

Apache files compression is the fastest way to improve your Magento website speed and performance.

It is recommended to check compression status before and after compression activation. You can easily check compression and data savings level using http://www.whatsmyip.org/http-compression-test/ online service.

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How to fix Error 500 during products exporting in Magento

Many people receive error 500 during exporting of all products in Magento. Usually error occurs during execution of the "Export All Products" export profile in Magento back-end.

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NginX vs Apache: Magento Benchmark Tests

Apache VS NginX webserver
NginX is faster!

Just Moved Magento 1.4.0.1 store from Apache web server to NginX web server.

We used AB (Apache benchmark) utility for benchmark tests.

NginX is 20 times faster than Apache! (see the finished requests values)


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NginX vs LiteSpeed: Magento Benchmark Tests

nginx vs litespeed hosting

Well, we have long been interested in how fast will Magento work on NginX server, finally we've got a chance to test this. One of the clients has moved his Magento-based store from Litespeed server onto NginX one.

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