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69 Tips and Tricks for eCommerce Performance Improvement by Aspiration Hosting

eCommerce has revolutionized the way how people shop. Setting up an online store nowadays is a breeze with the plethora of eCommerce softwares at the disposal like WordPress, WooCommerce, X-cart, Drupal and Joomla. However, often times these online stores...

79 Tips for Magento Performance Improvement by Aspiration Hosting

Download all 79 Performance Tips for Magento: 79 Tips for Magento Performance Improvement . Magento is a resource hog. Fortunetly, our SSD drives and LiteMage caching dramatically increase the speed of your Magento site. To learn more about our...

Australian Magento Hosting essentials for Aussie merchants

Magento needs hosting as the program comes free of a hosting service. Aspiration Hosting is a US based company which has both cloud hosting and dedicated cloud servers in Australia that can fulfill all the need of the Aussie merchants. Let's see what...

Blog- How to plan a Magento e-Commerce site.

Online shoppers are sophisticated and why wouldn't they be? They are accustomed to making buying decisions on sites like Amazon and zappos, business that invest millions in studying user behaviour, and then invest billions in building cutting edge functions ...

Changing OR Edit - Magento Favicon

Generally, the tiny icon that appears in your browser tab just before your “Page title” is Favicon . Here in this article, we’ll discuss “How anyone can easily customize or change the Magento Favicon”. As we all know, Magento is an open source platform ...

Creating a Basic Module in Magento - Final - Part 4

We’re definitely in the fourth and final part of creating Magento modules. Magento Modules - Event Observer Here we’ll use “Event Observer” to extend Mage Functions. By using “Event Observer” we can easily rewrite functions, core and classes etc....

Creating a Basic Module in Magento - Introduction - Part 1

Here is the first part of Magento Create Module (Basic). As we all know, Mage is full of resources and rich features. Also, it's one of the best open source platforms. So, it’s hardly possible that you might not have an extension (module) for your s...

Creating a Basic Module in Magento -Activating Module - Part 3

In the third part we will continue as a Magento Module creator. As we already created a new XML file under the path “app/etc/modules”. Now we’ll assign the module to Mage. Remember we can use any name but for ease here we’ll use the format “namespace_modulename”. Also we need...

Creating a Basic Module in Magento – Structure – Part 2

First we need to create few new files & folders. Now go to app/code/local directory to create new directories. Here we'll go continue Magento Module tutorial part 2. However, our hosting provides both SSD cloud hosting & servers. Both pro &...

How to Download Magento

Magento (Mage) offers a high-level of customization and design control. This gives merchants online stores that fit their business.  Mage also provides good options like having more than one store in an install, reports and mobile commerce. It also provides ...

How to Download WordPress

This article will explain the specifics of the WordPress download and how to install it. Before we begin, note that AspirationHosting offers a one-click installer for WordPress via cPanel, plans start at $9.99/mo. With that said, some website owners...

How to install a magento theme? - Manually

Mage theme download - install Magento theme First, we need to choose a Mage theme regarding the site objective.  However, for example: themeforest is a great open source platform to buy new themes online. Once you have chosen a theme just buy and ...

How to plan a Magento eCommerce site - a short PDF guide

Magento is a powerful eCommerce software that provides an out of the box solution. However it is also a complex program for most people to grasp easily. We at Aspiration Hosting understand that your eCommerce business shouldn't be something that you have...

How to plan and setup an eCommerce Magento Multi store

One of the great advantages of Magento is the ability to sell to different locales from one place. Many clients wonder if there is any real difference between Magento Multi Store, Store View and the Website. This question is especially relevant when ...

How To: Park a domain in cPanel

Park Domain in cPanel Overview Alias Domains are really domain pointers that allow you to "point" or park domain names to your existing hosting account. For example, your main web site is DomainA.com, but you also have DomainB.com. cPanel allows...

Improving Magento Performance - MySQL query cache - Part 1

Specifically we’ll discuss improving Magento performance. So, the Magento MySQL Version can play an important role for optimizing store performance. Further both merchants and developers have wide interest to increase the speed which is good for the b...
Install and Configure LiteSpeed WordPress Cache

Install and Configure LiteSpeed WordPress Cache

LiteSpeed WordPress Cache LiteSpeed Cache WordPress (LSCWP) or LiteSpeed WordPress Cache is a PHP based plugin. LSCWP interacts with the LiteSpeed Web Server to give the best possible cache solution. It's built in page cache (LSCache) delivers the...

Install Magento 2 in Ubuntu

As we all know Mage is a Merchant open source eCommerce software. However, anyone can easily build their own online store using it. Because the platform has a safe and user friendly (non-coder) environment for Merchants. However, there are two versions...
Install Magento using composer

Install Magento using composer

Magento 2 composer install is a process to install Mage on your hosting server. Here we will discuss the easy and friendly ways to do it correctly. Mage official also has details on the Mage installation using composer. But for installing composer...

Installing Mage extensions using FTP - Download - Part 1

Here we’ll discuss the process to directly download any module from Mage connect. Instead of Magento Connect Manager some expert coders recommends direct download from Mage connect. Because the process is much quicker in contrast with Mage Connect Manager. S...

Installing Mage extensions using FTP - Filezilla - Part 2

Here we’ll continue the 2nd part of the “Installing Mage extensions” article using FTP. Now we’ll go through the extension or module files using FTP. For doing the same we need have Magento FTP access. Generally you can manually add an FTP account...

Installing Mage extensions using FTP - Installation - Part 3

Let’s move on with Installing Mage extensions using FTP. In this Part 3, we’ll learn to install extension in Magento. Here following are the processes to continue: Uploading module folder in Root DIR   First we need to unzip the...

Installing Magento on a localhost server - Browser Installer - Part 2

localhost Magento & Browser Installer - localhost magento index php install Here Mage will start a test over on your environment. Though it also checks File permission, PHP extension, PHP ver, localhost magento index php install and PHP settings. ...

Installing Magento on a localhost server - Requirements - Part 1

LocalHost Magento requires the following extensions to install Mage correctly in a localhost server. Firstly download and install EasyPHP DevServer(latest ver). Furthermore, it also includes Apache 2.4.17, PHP v7.0.1, PhpMyAdmin v4.5.2 and MySql v5.7.9...

Installing Magento Patch using SSH - Part 1

Here are a few pre installation tips before we begin with Install Magento Patch using SSH: First we need to have access to the server. Secondly use your username and password credential for doing so. Along with the server access you might need...

Installing Magento Patch using SSH – Part 2

Here we’ll continue with the article “Installing Magento using SSH ”. In this part, we’ll setup the necessary permissions for Magento patch install. Firstly we need to change the content permissions of Mage installation folder. Here we’ll use “Putty” t...

Installing Magento Patch using SSH – Part 3

As the process is bit longer here is the 3 rd part of the article “Installing Magento Patch using SSH”. Here we’ll discuss the process of creating a back up for the Mage folder. So, in case of any data loss we can restore our Mage folder from back ...

Installing Magento Patch using SSH – Part 4

We'll continue here the installing Magento Enterprise patches using SSH. Next, our service includes both Cloud servers and hosting service. However pro & plus hosting plans provides premium services absolutely free!! For example services like...
Installing Magento Patch using SSH – Part 5

Installing Magento Patch using SSH – Part 5

Since the topic is, How to install Magento patch? Also as it's a longer process. Here is the fifth part of the article. As a result, we’ll discuss the process of “Installing Patch to our store”. So, let’s go! For installing patch we need a set o...

Installing Magento Patch using SSH – Part 6 - Wrapping Up

Here we’re in the last and the final part of the article, Install Magento Community Patch. In the final part we’ll wrap our article with the procedure to clear Mage Cache, Recompiling & Restarting the server. Here we’ll start with clearing Magen...

Installing Magento Sample Data - Part 1

In this tutorial, we will learn to Magento install sample data. Step 1: Magento install sample data In fact, Magento install sample data is a simpler process and needs no coder value. Hence, we can easily obtain the sample data under download page...

Installing Magento Sample Data - Part 2

So, here we will continue with Install Magento Sample Data. Step 3: Install Magento Sample Data – Import Sample Data If you’re using Aspiration Hosting, just go to your cPanel and login. After logging in navigate to cPanel -> phpMyAdmin. By ...

Installing plugins in Magento

Today Magento Extension has 60,000 clients around world. However, you can get free updates & support for one year free with Mage Modules. The plugins are mostly suitable with top plugin developers. They also help you to increase aspects like sales,...

Introduction to Magento EAV

Here we’ll discuss the database architecture used behind Magento. Hence the CMS follow the Magento EAV – Entity Attribute Value database structure. Further the CMS uses such structures for products, categories & customer details etc. However before the...

Magento 2 Install

Your Magento 2 install needs to go off Magento official  versions. Here, you can see the full release versions of Mage. Make sure, you always go for the latest version. The latest version as of now is version 2.1.8. From the list, you can also make c...

Magento CMS

Magento CMS is a platform to publicize your products. For example, giving free of cost info to the customers about products. Surely, the quality of your content differs your shop from others. It also increases your visibility to search engines. While...

Magento Commerce

Magento Commerce (Mage) gives you the option to setup different and interesting shopping experiences. As a result, you can enjoy rich and out of the box features . Of which, provide endless ability to modify. It also offers smooth 3rd party plugin addition....

Magento Connect

Magento Connect is the largest marketplace for eCommerce extensions. It is an online extension store for Magento (Mage) . You can find many extensions and modules that do a lot of helpful tasks. In addition it makes web stores more powerful, optimized, ...

Magento database config file

Developers often need to make changes in the "Magento database config file" for the site development purpose. For example, domain transfer, backups and editing etc. Mostly the merchants have very little knowledge about the use of MySQL databases....

Magento Logo

Let’s start with uploading a Magento logo. Although the size of the logo depends upon the theme. Right after the theme upload visit the demo site. In fact, every single good theme consists of demos. That is exactly a live preview of a Magento (Mage) s...
Magento MySQL configuration for remote connection - Part 1

Magento MySQL configuration for remote connection - Part 1

Magento MySQL config for remote access. Why? Before we begin with the configuration, we need to have a clear vision about the use of remote connections. Basically, we will discuss here the remote connection of a Magento web node to a MySQL server in...
Magento MySQL configuration for remote connection - Part 2

Magento MySQL configuration for remote connection - Part 2

In this part of the article we will discuss the codes and their implementations of Magento MySQL config file. Let’s start creating the remote connection for the Magento MySQL config file. Here we go!! First begin with opening Magento MySQL config f...
Magento MySQL configuration for remote connection - Part 3

Magento MySQL configuration for remote connection - Part 3

Here is the third and the final part of the article about configuring Magento MySQL for remote access from a different host. Verifying the DB access – Magento MySQL First to verify the connection, enter the following codes in your web node host. mysql -...

Magento permissions & expert recommendations

Considering the advanced security, Magento is upgrading on daily basis. As a result, the recommendations for owners and file systems are updating with time. Here we will discuss Magento permissions for the following Mage versions. 1.Mage EE (Enterprise...

Magento Root DIR - Moving SUB DIR in to ROOT DIR

The Root Directory is the top level folder for a specific Mage online store. For Example in an Apache server the “public_html” folder is the most used name for the Magento Root Directory. Here we will discuss, “How to move Magento from Subdirectory to Ro...

Magento Tutorials & References

The article is a knowledge base summary on Magento tutorial. Here, we will try to summarize the technical aspects discussed earlier on Magento (Mage). It includes How to install, manage & configure Mage as well as some other tasks. As we gave a few...

Magento URLs - Catalog URLs – Part 2

Here we’ll continue the Magento Store URL related to Catalog. Catalog URL - Store Code Firstly the store code is a group of codes that can be used inside URLs. By the way we might face errors with third-party services such as Paypal. As Paypal only w...
Magento URls - Store URLs - Part 1

Magento URls - Store URLs - Part 1

The Base URL is a must in each Magento installation which relates to the storefront. Also there is another URL that relates to Admin. Here we’ll discuss Magento website url to be specific Store URLs. Magento Website URL - Store URLs: However Mage d...

Magento URls - Store URLs - Part 2

Here we’’ll continue the Magento store config. To be specific, we’ll configure the store Base URL. So, following are the steps to follow to configure Base Url in Magento store. However, the last week arrives for the Cyber Monday. So, hurry up befor...

Magento URls – Store URLs – Final Part

Here we’ll continue with the Magento URL and learn to include store code in to Base URL. We're offering dedicated Magento hosting to clients around the world. The Pro & Plus plans provide premium features like Aspiration CDN, LiteMageCache &...

Magento URls – Store URLs – Part 3

Here we’ll continue to configure the base URL. To be specific we’ll discuss, How to configure Magento - Secure Base URL. We are offering Free SSL certificates with our Mage hosting plans absolutely free. So ensure safe data transmission every tim...
Magento URLs- Catalog URLs - Part 1

Magento URLs- Catalog URLs - Part 1

To offer proper indexing in search engines such as Google, Bing, Yandex etc. the Magento URLs plays a vital role. Here we would like to introduce our dedicated Magento hosting plans. So, expect more support from us for your Mage store. Also enjoy ...

Partner Directory

We carefully choose partners who can bring valuable solutions to our clients. We provide handle the complex task of hosting and securing your website, and making it fast. Still, there are many other needed services to build and maintain a successful business....

Recovering backend access on local servers

There are a lot of coders these days using XAMPP & WAMP etc. as their localhost Mage server. However, a localhost Magento admin may face different problems. Hence one of the most common problems is enabling to login in to the backend. Sometimes Localhost...

Removing LocalHost Mage index.php from Base URL

Mage is  definitely a good platform for ecommerce websites. Even one of the best. But, regarding SEO a few things might need to be fixed. One of them is LocalHost Magento index php in the frontend URL. Even though there is no benefit to having the localhost ...

Running Magento Cron jobs

There are a lot of Mage options that require at minimum one cron job. Magento Cron job's schedule operations to take place in future. Here is the list of activities require Mage Corn jobs. To setup the price rules for each catalogue. Secondly...

Setting Up Mage Featured Products in FrontEnd - Home - Part 3

Here we’re in the last and final part of article regarding Magento featured products. Now we’ll create a template for featured Magento Product. Generally featured product are proven as a successful marketing strategy for online stores. Hence people als...

Setting Up Mage Featured Products in FrontEnd - Properties - Part 1

We visit different websites on a regular basis.  Hence we see thousands of products in eStores. Generally there are few products which are special and means to attract the client’s attention. As we’ve also seen marketers use many strategies over time...

Setting Up Mage Featured Products in FrontEnd - Set Attribute - Part 2

Here we will continue the setup for Mage Featured products. Also a responsive Magento home page with featured products can do the trick for any seller. After setting up properties for attributes. Next we will add the product attribute in to the attribute...

System requirements for Magento 2.x

To learn about the system requirements for Magento performance, go to the following link. Please find the deatail Magento 2 requirements under following link. http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.1/install-gde/system-requirements2.html Magento 2  ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Magento eCommerce Themes to Boost Conversions

eCommerce is gaining popularity day-by-day. People prefer to shop online because it saves them time and is much more convenient. You can buy everything online now from clothes, shoes, games and even garden furniture, from the comfort of your favorite...

Top 5 eCommerce Hosting Features of Aspiration Hosting

eCommerce is increasing twofold. And people are profiting from the fact that they can sell globally from a single online shop. Magento even gives merchants the chance to setup multiple stores to maximize the returns. Therefore eCommerce hosting is crucial...

Understanding Cloud Magento Hosting by Aspiration Hosting

Magento is a standalone eCommerce program that gives you the flexibility to choose your own hosting. Because of this business owners have the freedom to choose a company that offers the best packages along with security. Aspiration Hosting is famous for...
Updating XML structure using "local.xml"

Updating XML structure using "local.xml"

In this article, we will learn about the process of updating xml layout using Magento local xml file. As “local.xml” file is very useful to update the xml structure a coder definitely should aware of it. Also, the process is very easy to handle. Hence rep...

Web hosting requirements according to Aspiration Hosting

Web hosting requirements differ from business to business. The main things to consider are the number of visitors to the site and how many orders you get in a day. Because of this fact Aspiration hosting has made their plans business friendly. Let us...

Website eCommerce Hosting for Your Online Business

eCommerce is a $500 billion dollar a year industry and it is still growing. As the demand for online shopping increases worldwide, setting up an online store is a lucrative way to expand. Businesses are forever looking for reliable website eCommerce hosting...

Why Aspiration Hosting has the Best Hosting for Magento eCommerce

Magento is the favorite eCommerce program for more than 250,000 online merchants. The popularity is because you can alter the Magento store as you need it. Magento however is a big program that requires adequate hosting capabilities. This is where Aspiration...