Sustainable hosting in Germany

If you type "sustainable hosting" into Google, the search engine throws up 940,000 entries within 0.55 seconds. Whether it is due to the "Fridays for Future" movement or the general increase in awareness of ecological issues - sustainable hosting is increasingly coming into focus. But what is actually meant by this and what measures are we taking at maxcluster to give our customers a clear green conscience? We explore these questions in our blog post.

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"Security is our business model"

June is approaching in leaps and bounds, and with it the date that Magento fans have long refused to believe: Magento 1 EOL. But what does this date actually mean for all online shop operators whose shops run with Magento 1? And how should they prepare for this date? We explore these questions in an interview with Rico Neitzel, managing director of the advertising agency "Büro 71a" and co-founder of "Mage One".

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PWA shop with Vue Storefront at GastroHero

In April 2020, we conducted the first interview with Nils Preuß. At the time of the interview, GastroHero's PWA store was already live, except for a few storeviews. Since October 2020, the live walk has now been completed - time for us to ask again if there are any new insights and experiences.

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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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Redis part 4 - How is Redis integrated into Shopware?

Redis is a complex service. Therefore, several preparatory steps should be taken for the integration into Shopware. In this blog post we explain step by step how to integrate Redis into Shopware.

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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.