Performance optimisation for web applications

Whether it's a large, dynamic online shop or a small blog with exclusively static content: In our blog series, operators of web applications of all kinds will find helpful tips, tools and tweaks on the topic of performance!

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Review – Shopware Community UnConf 2022

In over ten years of maxcluster, we have not only gotten to know the UnConference event format, but also come to love it. Our anticipation was all the greater after the news that there will be a Shopware Community UnConference for the first time in 2022. We were there as one of the main sponsors!

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Performance optimisation for static content

In e-commerce, the saying "time is money" is to be taken literally, because slow loading times can mean direct loss of sales. Even if there is often no financial connection with static content, a fast loading time is also of enormous importance here. The following performance tips can help!

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Performance optimisation for Shopware shops

Visit the online shop, find the desired product, buy the product - put simply, this is the ideal customer journey in e-commerce. But what should be done if the online shop loads too slowly and visitors leave it prematurely? Operators of online shops based on Shopware 5 and Shopware 6 will find answers in this article.

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Content Delivery Networks in the e-commerce

The larger the online shop, the larger the number of integrated text and image files. This can have a negative impact on the shop's performance. The use of a content delivery network may offer a solution.

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maxcluster 2021 - a review

According to the platform Gründerpilot, 80% of all start-ups fail in the first three years. maxcluster is not one of them. On 28.12.2011 the company was registered in the company register and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

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Specific characteristics of E-Commerce Hosting

Hosting is one of the basic technologies of the internet and now has an incredible number of facets. In this article we give a basic overview of web hosting and take a closer look at the special features of e-commerce hosting.

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PHP 8.1 - Worth the update?

On 25 November 2021, almost exactly one year after the major release of PHP 8.0, the latest version of the scripting language, PHP 8.1, was released. This release also brings with it a whole host of new features and improvements. But when and under what conditions does it make sense to switch to PHP 8.1?

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Open Source in the e-commerce

When the term Open Source is mentioned, developers' hearts often beat faster. The concept of Open Source promises great creative opportunities and a lot of freedom on the code level.

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Performance Boosting with Varnish Cache

In e-commerce, it is of great importance that online shops run fast and efficiently even with a lot of traffic. We show you how to optimally exploit the performance potential of your online shop with the full-page cache Varnish.