Free SSL certificates - the better alternative?

Since September 2019, the presentation of secure (encrypted) websites on most end devices has changed fundamentally. Are there still arguments in favor of expensive and elaborate Extended Validation (EV) certificates?

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PHP 7.4 - Is the update worth it?

PHP 7.4 was released at the end of November 2019 and is the last minor version before the release of PHP 8. What new features does PHP 7.4 bring? What are the advantages and when does it make sense to switch to PHP 7.4? We explore these questions in our article.

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What is Managed Hosting?

What is managed hosting and what are the advantages of this model for users? We explore these and other questions in the blog and explain the different models to you.

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Set up a Magento shop with PWA Studio

The e-commerce agency Mothership has launched its first Magento2 PWA shop, which we host. In the interview, you can find out what experiences the Mothership team has had with Magento's "PWA Studio", what pitfalls there were and how well the shop is performing now.

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Redis part 5 - How to integrate Redis into Magento?

In the fifth part of our blog series, we explain step by step how to integrate Redis into Magento. Which preparations have to be made, which code blocks have to be inserted and how Redis is activated in maxcluster.

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Redis part 3 - Sessions benchmark - NVMe SSDs, Redis and MySQL

Which form of session storage leads to better performance in online shops? File system, memory or database? In our sessions benchmark, we measured and evaluated the write, read and change operations per second of Redis, NVMe SSDs and MySQL.

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Redis part 2 - Application cache benchmark: NVMe SSDs and memcached

Which form of application cache leads to more performance in e-commerce: the use of Redis, memcached or NVMe SSDs? We carried out a benchmark and measured the throughput of write, read and delete operations per second.

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Redis part 1: Performance optimization for Shopware and Magento

Online shops that have many visitors generate many shopping baskets, from which sessions are generated. The sessions can be stored in different ways. In the first part of the blog series on Redis, we summarised the advantages that the NoSQL database Redis offers in the area of sessions and application cache for the performance of Shopware and Magento.

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Managed hosting at maxcluster - our web architecture

Nowadays, data centres have to meet the highest German security standards so that the customer can be guaranteed the best possible quality and reliability at all times. maxcluster goes one step further: we guarantee that the data is located exclusively in Germany and that you can access it at any time. The multi-level security concept is even used by banks with very high requirements.

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Managed Hosting by maxcluster - our e-commerce stack

Our e-commerce stack consists of many web services, tools, functions and an optimised hosting architecture for online shops. Our experience with over 500 e-commerce customers is constantly flowing into the expansion and improvement of the stack. Online shops can be customised, configuration errors are avoided and configuration time is significantly reduced. Learn more about why maxcluster's e-commerce stack is like no other stack.