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Cloud Server Vs Dedicated Server

Tips and Guides/ 14th Feb 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Cloud or dedicated? The answer to this is not always straightforward and isn’t helped by the amount of conflicting information on the internet. A good starting point is to firstly understand the differences between a cloud server and a dedicated server. Cloud Server Cloud servers are created using virtualization software to divide a physical server […]

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How to easily install a WordPress theme

Tips and Guides/ 08th Feb 2017/Jamie Hoyles

This guide will show you how to quickly install a WordPress theme to your website/blog. A theme is in essence a template that customises your website and allows it to look a certain way. There are thousands of themes available to users, both without charge and paid for. Typically you’ll find the difference between a […]

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How to Install WordPress using Softaculous

Tips and Guides/ 11th Jan 2017/Jamie Hoyles

We see many of our clients using WordPress to build their personal & business websites. It is the most popular Content Management System, is easy to navigate and users will find many guides and tutorials online should they require help or have a query. This guide will provide step by step instructions on how to […]

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How to integrate a WordPress blog in your Magento store

Tips and Guides/ 28th Nov 2016/Will Cook-Martin

Regularly producing new content is one of the best things you can do to aid your SEO efforts. Normally, the easiest way to fulfil this is via a blog, where you can regularly post articles that are related to the main content of your site. Magento doesn’t have a built in blog but it’s fairly […]

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Make your Magento store faster with these simple tweaks

Tips and Guides/ 22nd Nov 2016/Will Cook-Martin

Making your Magento store as fast as possible isn’t normally a quick and easy process and can involve many hours of server and code optimisations. A couple of quick and easy optimisations, are to combine CSS and JS files and flatten your catalog. Though you should really only do this if you have more than […]

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How to generate a sitemap for your Magento store

Tips and Guides/ 15th Nov 2016/Will Cook-Martin

If you want your Magento store to be indexed by a search engine, it’s important that you have a sitemap that search engine bots can crawl. You can read more about the importance of having a sitemap here Normally the sitemap needs to be generated manually. The good news if you have a Magento store […]

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How to make Magento faster by integrating CloudFlare

Tips and Guides/ 02nd Nov 2016/Will Cook-Martin

Integrating a Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Magento is one of the easiest ways to make your Magento store faster. By doing so, you will ensure you are serving your static files i.e. product images, JavaScript and CSS from a server closest to your shoppers. This will result in faster Magento page load speeds and […]

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How to manually restore WordPress using cPanel

Tips and Guides/ 26th Oct 2016/Will Cook-Martin

Last week we discussed how to manually backup WordPress using cPanel. Today I’ll show you how to manually restore WordPress using the cPanel backup we created. 1 Login to your cPanel account Navigate to your login page for cPanel. This is normally your domain name or IP address followed by /cpanel e.g. http://yourdomainname.com/cpanel 2 Under […]

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How to integrate Google Analytics with WordPress

Tips and Guides/ 19th Oct 2016/Will Cook-Martin

Google Analytics needs no introduction, it’s still the most popular web traffic analytics software out there and best of all it’s Free! There are a number of ways to integrate Google analytics and WordPress. The guide below details how to integrate Google Analytics with WordPress using a plugin. Sign up for a Google Analytics account […]

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Magento database maintenance

Tips and Guides/ 17th Oct 2016/Will Cook-Martin

If you have a sluggish Magento store, generally the advice is to implement caching, minimise file sizes, concatenate CSS and Javascript, use a CDN, and optimise server settings. Whilst good advice, it misses a key part of the jigsaw when it comes to website speed – your database. Magento, like most modern websites, stores its […]

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