How to choose an ecommerce web host

Whether you’re launching a new on-premise ecommerce website on a platform like Magento or X-Cart or evaluating hosting options for an existing site, there are a lot of important factors to consider. It can be easy to get caught in the trap of trying to compare hardware, but the performance of the hosting account and […]

How to speed up & optimize a slow Magento 1.x website (Part 1)

Magento 1.x speed optimization tutorial series

Prerequisites This is part 1 of a series of steps that I take to speed up Magento. With these steps, I’ve managed to get a Magento website to load all elements in under 3 seconds. Visually, it appears to be less than 1 second. I’ve also chopped the loading speed of client websites in half. (Note: […]

How to fix Magento 1.x checkout after upgrading to 1.9.3.3 or 1.9.3.4

How to fix Magento 1.x checkout after upgrading to 1.9.3.3 or 1.9.3.4

After you’ve upgraded to Magento version 1.9.3.4 have you noticed that your check out just sits on billing information and doesn’t proceed to the shipping options? Apparently, the Magento team discovered a security issue and added form key validation on check out. What are form keys? Form keys help prevent Cross Site Request Forgery attacks on Magento […]

How to fix Apache 2 500 internal server error

How to fix Apache2 500 Internal server error

Utilizing expires headers is an important part of optimizing your website. At times it can be tricky. Apache2 configuration syntax is extremely particular. I’ve gathered a few items to check when you’ve experienced this issue. 1. Server logs When troubleshooting anything with Apache 2, your first step should be checking the apache error log. The […]

What causes Magento version 1 and 2 to run slowly?

Magento is Running slow | MageHD

There are a number of reasons that causes Magento to run slowly. All too often this is the case with a new client. One thing clients with Magento websites don’t realize is that in order to run an efficient Magento installation, a lot of thing must be considered. Magento themes is a huge driver in […]

What is Magento and what can it do for my Business?

What is Magento? Magento is the most robust open source (Free to use) e-commerce platform in the ecommerce industry. The platform was first released in 2007 and has been growing ever since. In the later years, Magento was then bought by eBay. Saying Magento is a robust platform is actually an understatement. In my many years […]