Magento makes use of the InnoDB engine for MySQL. From a developer standpoint, this is very important since InnoDB implements locking on the row level. Most Magento stores have a high transaction rate, so InnoDB’s row-locking allows only the row being modified to lock, leaving the rest of the table open to modification if needed. While this allows many simultaneous users to perform transactions at the same time, it can cause significant I/O delays which can result in poor site performance. Fortunately, the InnoDB engine can be tuned to match specific database requirements and deliver much better performance.
- February 18th, 2013
- Posted in Magento
Do you want to upgrade the version of Magento you’re using to run your store, but are worried you don’t have the time or tech skills for such an endeavor? Well, Simple Helix Magento experts can help you with just that! Our team is available to upgrade your current installation of Magento Community, Professional or Enterprise Edition. (more…)
- January 28th, 2013
- Posted in Magento
When Simple Helix launched our new site, we unveiled our Magento Hosting solutions. These plans are built for the customer’s needs, but they all offer the same configured Magento hosting with efficient hardware and software configuration that will allow for an improvement in overall system performance for any Magento customer. This is done with a software stack combination of Nginx + PHP-FPM + Percona MySQL. On top of this, the secure environment, and reliable network protect your customer cardholder data and help you meet PCI compliant standards. Simple Helix is also a Gold Partner with Magento, meaning that our support team specializes in Magento-specific troubleshooting, providing you with well-trained 24-hour tech support.
If you’re looking for an Ecommerce host, you know how important load balancing is. Load balanced servers help keep critical systems available to users, even at peak traffic times, and are useful for stores not busy enough to warrant the cost of a dedicated server. Simple Helix offers enhanced hosting plans to bring load balancing to shared hosting customers by using F5 VIPRION technology; providing industry leading performance at an attractive price point.
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We’re proud to announce our official partnership with Magento! We are now the first and only Magento Gold Hosting Partner, further cementing our ongoing relationship with our favorite eCommerce delivery platform.