Anyone searching for specific products or categories in an online shop wants to receive suitable search results within seconds. In this blog post we show how the full-text search engine OpenSearch can support this.
After the successful premiere last year, we again supported the Shopware Community UnConference 2023 as one of the main sponsors. What we experienced from 24 to 26 March in Cologne, we report in this review.
August 2024 – and with it the "end of life" of Shopware 5 – still seems a long way off. However, experience shows that the deadline comes sooner than expected. Co-initiator Carmen Bremen reports in an interview on how the community initiative safefive can support shop operators in terms of security after the EOL of Shopware 5.
Receiving requests, retrieving data and transferring it to the client: web servers make data from websites available on the net. But which web server solution fits which requirements? Here you can find out everything you need to know about web servers in e-commerce!
In e-commerce, headless commerce is the term for online shops whose frontend and backend function decoupled from each other. In this article we look at the background to this solution approach and the advantages and disadvantages of its use in e-commerce.
After the SCD 2020 and 2021 took place exclusively online, this year the community could (finally) meet again live in Ahaus. We were there with a team of seven. All news, trends and highlights of the SCD22 can be found here in our review!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
For a successful online shop, it is not enough if the products on offer are particularly beautiful, cheap or fancy. To appeal to customers and encourage them to buy, the user experience (UX) must also be right.
Just in time for the release of PHP 8.0, the SaaS provider Tideways has launched its latest version. This means that customers can also rely on Tideways' proven performance management, exception tracking and profiling with the new major release of PHP.
The 26.11.2020 was circled in red in the calendars of many developers, because then the long-awaited version PHP 8.0 was released. What new features and improvements does the new version contain and how and when should you switch to PHP 8.0?
A few years ago, "Black Friday" was merely the day after Thanksgiving and thus a bridge day for many Americans, but in recent years it has become the prelude to the pre-Christmas shopping season - and not only in the USA.
For online shop operators, the topic of "Progressive Web App" is increasingly coming to the fore. The symbiosis of responsive website and app offers consumers a high user experience and thus a strong tool for customer loyalty for online shop operators.
A functioning shop system is the basis for every online shop. And the choice of solutions is constantly increasing. So how should one make the right choice? This question is not only asked by new shop operators, but also by those whose shop has been on the market for some time in view of the EOL of Magento 1 at the end of June.
Buying a new laptop on the bus, finding inspiration for the living room design on social media channels on the train and quickly ordering the ingredients for dinner from the supermarket in the café. According to Statista, around 74 % of Germans use their smartphones to access the internet for these activities.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.