Category: Technical Tips

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Magento security: checklist to protect your store

According to eMarketer’s latest forecasts, worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales will increase by 20.1% this year to reach $1.500 trillion. E-commerce world is growing rapidly, and it’s natural that thousands of dedicated servers working 24/7 or private information, including financial data, are a honeypot for hackers. And this data can easily trap into villains’ hands if you won’t stick to the Magento security rules. In this article we will dig into the most relevant and timely security points for Magento. Hackers breach e-commerce websites: to...

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Creating Magento simple & configurable products programmatically

Basically, products are the cornerstone of any catalog and e-commerce shop. And Magento has great features for creating them from backend, but there are cases when we need to create products programmatically, or manually. For example, you may need it if you import products in a certain text format, or if you need to create plenty of products to test a shop’s performance, or you are suggesting an alternative product creation interface. How to create Magento simple products programmatically (manually) To create a product in...

How to Install Apache Solr for Magento Store? 6

How to Install Apache Solr for Magento Store?

Do you know how many customers your Magento store is losing just because your visitors can’t find the products they need since the search system is imperfect? Huge stores with an extensive amount of products suffer from it dramatically. Learn how to help your customers to find what they need and boost your sales by installing Apache Solr.

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Best Magento hosting: how to choose

Very often our customers ask us: what is the best Magento hosting? Unfortunately, there is no exact answer for this question. It all depends on many factors, such as your Magento version, the number of products, your average monthly traffic, performance you want to achieve, and more. Magento is a very scalable solution and can be used either for a small store with a relatively small amount of products, or for a large store with thousands of products Magento hosting is, in fact, a part...

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How to upgrade Magento version

Good day to Amasty blog readers! Today I’m speaking on a topic our team had many requests for: how to upgrade your Magento store correctly? We have been talking about the importance of upgrading software a lot; it is crucial both for your server software and your Magento installation. Regular updates bring you not only the new features, but also security fixes, which is highly important for your Magento store’s safety.

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How to backup a Magento store: tutorial + script

DISCLAIMER All the information given in this article is for advanced users only. We do not take responsibility for any issues, losses or missed profit. If you don’t understand the subject matter of the actions described in this article, do not try this at home. Why do you need to implement full Magento backup? Did you know that there are two types of shop owners? Those who backup their stores and those who already backup their stores. It may sound funny at first, but you...

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[Meet the team] Amasty system administrator interview. Did you see the new services from Amasty?

Hello, Amasty blog readers! This week we’re announcing the new services from Amasty. From now on our team will be glad to help you with everything about Magento administration: migration services, help with server configuration and optimization, and installation of security patches for your Magento store to keep it safe and sound. We’ll talk about each of the service in detail a bit later, but today is a good cause to present Andrey Tataranovich, the Head of Administration Department at Amasty. Andrey is a highly...

How Magento Shopping Cart Price Rules Help to Create Promotions 9

How Magento Shopping Cart Price Rules Help to Create Promotions

It’s not a secret that effective online store management is an essential part of any e-commerce business. That’s why we’ve decided to start a new series of posts with practical tips which will help you correctly use special promotions and create shopping cart price rules. So, let’s get the ball rolling! For each promotional rule you can set special conditions and actions, therefore the rule will be applied only when these parameters are met. The Conditions tab is responsible for the whole rule application (for...