Cache-Control Header

February 1, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Tips&Tricks by Pavel Novitsky
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One of the most flexible caching tools is the Cache-Control header. It supports a number of directives that can be specified by commas. For example,

Below we mention acceptable directives for the header response.


BelVG Team: The Door Plates Competition

January 30, 2012 / Posted in Fun&Events by BelVG Team
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Monday is a hard day and besides, it’s abnormally frosty outside. Since we have recently moved into a roomy office and still arrange accommodations, we try to make a little difference in there. Look how creative our guys are!  They drive off the boredom with new door plates – “Ninja Geeks” and “Ward №7” (referred to Anton Chekhov’s “Ward № 6”).

Belvg Door Plates

Who is gonna be the next?


eCommerce 3.0 with Magento Marching Ahead

January 27, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Social by Alex Huk
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eCommerce area became so popular, that media corporations can’t skip or ignore its events. BBC News Business has recently published the article “The search for e-commerce 3.0”. It tracks the history of eCommerce development and explains how heavily eCommerce 3.0 will rely on social networks and mobile phones. The article considers the examples of Walmart and US cosmetics chain Sephora that increase their revenue thanks to “Facebook effect”.

We strongly agree with BBC on the following matter: socializing and mobilizing merchant businesses are prime activities for developers, and companies, performing it, will be top ones.

Apparently, the best example to demonstrate eCommerce 3.0 huge potential is X.Commerce platform.


Web Server Caching

January 25, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Tips&Tricks by Pavel Novitsky
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So as we figured out at the previous post the load testing is just as important for the site as attractive design and competent advertising.

Sudden surge of visitors exceeding the capabilities of the Web server can cost for companies tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. Therefore,  it is worth caring of the server selection and its configurations from the early days of your website development.

There are many tricks  to increase the speed of web pages loading.. In some cases it is possible to achieve productivity growth of 500%-600% using  simple optimization techniques.

The best answer for the question “How will I force the site to run faster?” is to use caching.

ViSolve reveals quite interesting return on investment data if you have two caching servers.

Now we will try to understand how two different types of caching help to keep the server resources and reduce the response time of Web pages.

What is caching?