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April 2017

Magento, Percona

Magento 2: Percona 5.6 versus Persona 5.7 by Eugene Simpkins II

eCommerce platforms depend on the database performance to reduce load times, and Magento 2 is no exception. This white paper investigates the claim that Magento 2 performs better when using Percona 5.7 instead of Percona 5.6.


March 2016

Magento 2, PHP, Varnish, Performance

Magento 2: Premium Performance with PHP 7 and Varnish by Miguel Balparda

This paper highlights the performance differences between PHP 5.6 and PHP 7 using benchmarks from a typical Magento 2 installation running on each of the PHP versions. In addition, the paper compares the performance of a Magento 2 store running Varnish to a store without Varnish to evaluate the built-in Varnish support helps a typical Magento 2 site.


April 2015

Sentry, Magento, Authentication, Google, Duo, Admin

Sentry Two-Factor Authentication by Nexcess & Human Element

As an eCommerce platform, Magento faces more security challenges than ever. Because Magento sites exist to generate revenue, they provide a tempting target for attackers. A traditional username/password authentication form provides a first line of defense and the free and open source Sentry Two-factor Authentication extension enhances this defense by adding a second barrier against unauthorized access.


April 2015

Magento, Percona, MySQL, Hosting, Performance

Percona Server versus Percona XtraDB Cluster: A Magento Case Study by Eugene Simpkins II

This white paper dissects three tests designed to weigh the performance of a single database instance against that of PXC when paired with Magento 1.x and Magento 2. The three tests were database import performance, reindexing, and traffic simulation. The single database instance outperformed the PXC in every iteration.


April 2015

Magento 2, Hosting, Performance

Magento 2 Performance Overview by Ben Nugent

The latest iteration of Magento 2, released in March, promises a stable platform architecture and further improvements to both performance and scalability. This white paper discusses some of the performance improvements, both in terms of the Magento 2 software itself and the updated stack on which it lives. Also, considerations for operating a Magento 2 application stack in production will be analyzed. Let this white paper serve as a snapshot of a current performance guidance for running Magento 2 in production, and as a basis for comparison when necessary.


October 2013

ExpressionEngine, Hosting, Performance

ExpressionEngine - Caching, and Best Practices for Performance by Brad Boegler

This document is oriented towards developers or system administrators with experience using ExpressionEngine, or anyone looking to increase the capacity and performance of their ExpressionEngine site. After more than 9 years of working with ExpressionEngine, we at Nexcess have learned the best practices to optimize extremely high-traffic ExpressionEngine sites.


April 2013

Magento, Hosting, Performance

Magento Hosting - Best Practices for Optimum Performance by Brad Boegler

This white paper is meant as a guide for you to ensure you're getting the most out of your Magento installation by using best practices developed through real-world experience at Nexcess, where we've been working with the platform since 2007. We outline the differences between default and/or popular available configurations, listing the benefits and drawbacks of these changes, and what we've found to be optimal for scaling Magento. These different configurations are extensively benchmarked showing the benefits between configuration options and the maximum performance available from each chosen setting.