Your Holiday Season Website Security Guide

    Brittany Wilson, COPYWRITER October 21, 2016

    Ecommerce stores are gearing up for their busiest time of year–the holidays. So, what can online retailers do to better safeguard their platforms and their customers’ information? There are a few essential steps businesses can take right now to better enable security during the holiday shopping season.

    Join Hostway at Magento Imagine 2016!

    Nikole Haiar, April 07, 2016

    Hostway’s eCommerce offerings are evolving. Learn about the potential of our Managed Magento deployments and support. Join us at Imagine Commerce 2016 from Monday, April 11 to Wednesday, April 13 at the Wynn Las Vegas. We’ll be at Booth 217. At our booth, you can register to win a 48″ TV, or an autographed Magic Johnson basketball.

    The Most Important “-ility” is Accountability

    Nikole Haiar, April 05, 2016

    When it comes to the infrastructure of an eCommerce site, there is no shortage of important considerations, including scalability, availability, reliability, flexibility, security and performance. We hear these messages so much, we’ve come to expect these “-ilities,” taking for granted that our vendor will deliver. But buyer beware: Don’t ignore these features and the differences

    Selecting an eCommerce Managed Solution Provider

    Nikole Haiar, March 29, 2016

    The popularity of cloud computing has made outsourcing infrastructure requirements to a managed service provider a logical choice for companies of all sizes, and from all industries. Let’s take this a step further and look at managed solutions providers (MSPs) for eCommerce. That’s not a typo, we’re going to discuss managed “solutions” not “service” providers.

    Eight Key Website Metrics You Should Track

    Nikole Haiar, March 25, 2016

    Hostway partner CurveCommerce is an eCommerce Online Marketing and Strategic Consulting Company focused on developing powerful Magento websites with superior selling techniques and consolidated email services. CurveCommerce Chief Marketing Officer Tom Ziter is sharing some of that expertise in a three-part blog series beginning today. Various analytics packages, including Google Analytics, give you the opportunity

    Build or Buy – In-House or Cloud for eCommerce?

    Nikole Haiar, March 17, 2016

    As retailers evaluate their eCommerce goals and priorities, a decision must be made: Do you build or buy—or more specifically, do you employ internal help to manage an eCommerce store or contract outside resources as well as ask, licensed applications or cloud-based? These decisions apply to everything from the infrastructure, to the eCommerce platform and

    Managed Services: Bring eCommerce Solutions to the Cloud

    Nikole Haiar, March 10, 2016

    Unless you’re a developer, things like PHP, Java, and HTML are probably not part of your daily vocabulary. But if you have an online retail business, these things are critically important to your success. The vast majority of SMB eCommerce businesses have few, if any, internal technical resources. But, even the most technically unaware among

    Why Magento? The Industry’s Leading E-Commerce Platform

    Nikole Haiar, February 02, 2016

    We’ve blogged recently about the characteristics of a strong online store that best represents your business. A huge piece of that puzzle is selecting the right platform for your site. For three out of every ten merchants worldwide, that solution is Magento. Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform that puts merchants in a straightforward path

    Don’t Let Slow Load Times Limit Your Potential

    Nikole Haiar, January 26, 2016

    Businesses that rely heavily on e-commerce – as most do these days – know that there are three principal issues which can reduce the effectiveness of their site. This blog is the third in Josh Hatfield‘s three-part series, “3 Problems that Plague E-Commerce Sites.” Find earlier entries in this series at our blog. An e-commerce website earns

    Magento Issues Security Patching Advisory

    Nikole Haiar, January 20, 2016

    Today, Magento released new versions and patches related to vulnerabilities that could be exploited to access customer information or take over administrator sessions. The root of the vulnerability stems from the improper validation of email addresses that are entered into the customer registration form. Unfortunately, such a flaw would allow an attacker to add JavaScript