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Research on Magento and e-commerce marketing, made by Amasty experts

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Magento 1 & Magento 2 speed comparison on PHP 5.6.27, PHP 7.0.13, and PHP 7.1.0

PHP 7.1.0 WAS RELEASED A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE. ALL THE VERSIONS OF PHP LOWER THAN 5.6.X WERE ANNOUNCED AS OUTDATED AND ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY THE DEVELOPERS. SOME DISTRIBUTION VENDORS STILL SUPPORT SECURITY UPDATES IN TERMS OF LONG TERM SUPPORT, BUT YOU’LL NEVER GET THE NEW FEATURES WITH THEM. Hello, Amasty blog readers! We’ve been posting Magento performance tests for quite a while. For the last couple of months, our readers were asking us to test Magento 1 and 2 performance with the new...

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10 Free and Premium Magento Templates for the popular types of online business

In modern world, being online is a must have for pretty any business. For those companies who run stores, it is a great way of attracting customers, growing their retail chain and increasing revenue. Online store provides various benefits for any business. There are many types of businesses that can make money online. It can be various service providers. Those businesses should present clear information about their team members and describe their service offers in detail.

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Why you should install Magento security patches [Fraud investigation]

TODAY WE FACED A SERIOUS FRAUD SITUATION, WHICH WAS A TYPICAL ONE AT FIRST SIGHT, BUT ALSO IT LOOKED LIKE AN ATTEMPT TO HURT AMASTY REPUTATION. BUT, OF COURSE AND FIRST OF ALL, IT’S A LIVE EXAMPLE OF HOW E-COMMERCE FRAUD WORKS WHEN USERS ARE RELUCTANT TO FOLLOW SECURITY RULES. We are publishing this story to show our clients and all Magento merchants how important it is to timely install security patches.

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Top 30 trending products to sell in 2016

Whether you are planning to start a new e-commerce business or seeking for ideas of what to sell this year, this list would be helpful for you. I found that most of the lists contain the same and repeating items such as selfie sticks, matcha tea and EOS lip balm, so I’ve collected a bigger list of various trending items, supported with Google Trends data.

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10 Best Free Magento Themes for 2016

Magento has long become one of the most preferred platforms for building products-heavy web stores. More than 200,000 online retailers enjoy its features. The collections of ready-made Magento themes and extensions are vast, so sometimes it takes hours to days to pick the best one for your web project.

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Top 10 Magento design trends to follow in 2016

If you are one of the online entrepreneurs, you know how tough the competition in the market is now. New appealing web stores are popping up like mushrooms after the rain. It’s really difficult to ride the wave rather than follow it. But by overhauling the wave all the time it is unlikely you will become an industry leader one day. That’s why it’s so important to be a smart merchant and think in advance.

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The 10 best Amasty articles of the year

We have some weekend reading! Here’s the collection of Amasty blog posts that our readers liked the most this year. 1. How to fix common Magento issues We collected some of the most frequent questions and answered them; we do hope that this small knowledge base will help people that have just started working with Magento. 2. How to configure HTTPS (SSL) for Magento Want to switch your Magento 1 store to HTTPS (SSL)? Read these instructions from our system administrator and SEO specialist to...

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Magento 1 vs Magento 2 performance comparison: speed test results

  One of the most important buzz features of Magento 2 is the built-in full page cache. What is more, Magento 2 FPC supports Varnish as backend. While Magento 2 is declared to be a much faster platform in comparison with the first version, we decided to check Magento 1 and 2 performance with various cache settings to see which combination gives the best results.

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Top 10 free Magento themes of 2015

Going to start a professional eCommerce project? Well, you are going to need a top quality website for that, and there are a variety of ways to get one. You can build a site from scratch or use a ready-made template and customize it according to your needs. There are thousands of themes on the web, but which is the best one to use?