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Magento hosting in Amazon AWS cloud

10 Jun

Today we are glad to announce launch of our new service From the first day we started to use Magento as a platform for our own projects and for many of our clients, we have tried to use different types of hosting environment. We initially started with simple shared hosting and virtual dedicated hosting. As soon as the number of our clients grew up to more than 30 000, we decided to switch to dedicated servers.

Each hosting technology we tried had its pros and cons but we were never fully satisfied with the results. After some trials and errors, we decided to try Amazon Clouds Technology for hosting our projects. For the last 6 months, we have been testing and improving our technologies, optimizing database settings and web server software. We have already received dozens of requests and questions from our clients who are interested in using our hosting provider for their own projects. Having completed the final tests and being satisfied with the results of Amazon AWS for our projects, we consider that it’s now time to share our expertise and help our worldwide clients to take advantage of using cloud AWS infrastructure. Don’t hesitate to create your own hosting and to take control of your hosting environment as it’s free to try!

Magento CE 1.9 compatability update

29 May

On May 16 2014 Magento Community edition 1.9 was released. Recent Magento CE release brought both great new features and many fixes. Complete list of changes is available at Magento release page.

We can highlight next most important Magento CE 1.9 features and updates:

  • New RWD responsive theme
  • The Zend Framework has been upgraded to version 1.12.3
  • Support for PHP 5.4
  • Checkout improvements
  • Security Enhancements
  • Tax Calculation Fixes
  • Web Store and Shopping Cart Fixes
  • Promotional Price Rule Fixes
  • Administrative Ordering, Invoicing, Credit Memo Fixes
  • Payment Method Fixes

For last 2 weeks our development team tested and published multiply 1.9 compatible releases for all our Magento extensions and themes.
So if you are interested either in Page Cache extension or Argento responsive theme or any other product then you can use it on 1.9 without any problem. If you faced any problem with our product then please contact us at our contact form.

Argento 1.5.0 with new Mall design is now available!

30 Apr

Argento is more than just another template created for Magento. It was created right from the ground based on the best ecommerce stores practices and according to Magento developers guidelines. Powered with more than 15 popular Magento extensions and based on CSS3 it will bring your store to absolutely new level. Recent 1.5.0 release comes with new Mall design and multiply extensions updates and fixes.

Argento 1.5.0 release include next updates:

Argento core updates

  • ArgentoMall theme added
  • Left and right columns moved below the main column for mobile devices
  • Product image size increased in list listing
  • Original, not resized product image is now used for lightbox popup
  • Unable to apply font color to the top navigation fixed
  • Ability to override any argento css/templates with custom folder
  • Missing images added to skin folder
  • Fixed bug when & is not rendered as & in category combobox

Argento Argento design

  • Buttons styles rewritten to use the css gradients instead of image
  • Added ability to set the background for navigation block

Many css fixes and refactorings:

  • Responsive video and slider styles added
  • Improved Easycatalogimg styles for the homepage
  • Wide price block on product page
  • Q-ty input issue for pure theme
  • Advanced search form styles
  • Footer toolbar styles
  • AjaxPro ‘More products’ button

Extensions updates

  • AjaxSearch
  • Attribute and Brands pages
  • EasyCatalogImg
  • Easyslide
  • Easytabs
  • Highlight
  • NavigationPro
  • Soldtogether
  • and much more….

Find more information on the Argento theme page

Magento CE 1.8 compatability notice

27 Sep

On September 25 2013 Magento CE 1.8 got available to public users. I hope everyone is excited to find out what new features and fixes recent release brought to Magento community. Complete list of changes is available at release page. According to that information we can consider that release as cumulative bug-fix release.

Magento CE 1.8 general fixes and updates:

  • Major overhaul of tax calculation formulas, correction of rounding errors, and additional assistance with configuration.
  • Optimized cache adapters for single-server systems
  • Upgraded Redis cache adapters for multi-server systems.
  • Eliminated many types of database deadlocks.
  • Security Enhancements
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) Update
  • Performance Improvements
  • Tax Calculation Fixes
  • Discount Calculation Fixes
  • API Fixes
  • Web Store and Shopping Cart Fixes
  • Payment Method Fixes
  • Other Fixes

For last few days our support team already received huge number of of questions about using our products with Magento CE 1.8. Our testing team performed basic test and we were not able to locate any serious issue or conflict. So if you are interested either in Argento or Fire Checkout or any other product then you can use it on 1.8 without any problem. Within next 1-2 weeks we will release new version of our themes and extension that will also contain small improvements to code that were introduced in 1.8 version. If you faced any problem with our product then please contact us at our contact form.

Increase your Magento speed with Page Cache extension

21 Jul

Are you looking for a way to make your Magento store faster? Tired of paying more and more for expensive hosting packages? Try using our Magento Page Cache solution and it will help you. It was created with only one purpose – make your store faster. Page cache is based on core magento architecture that supports both static and dynamic blocks. Installation is really easy and it works right out of the box. But real power is hidden in additional extension settings that allow to set flexible cache rules based on page, block or any module.

Magento Page cache will help you:

  • Increase your site speed up to 400%.
  • Reduce your server resource usage up to 50%.
  • Improve your customers experience.
  • Improve your SEO performance with faster site load.

Please find more information on the Page Cache extension page.