Gzip Compression and Magento

Magento TipsOne of the easiest and simplest ways to both speed up your site and save bandwidth is to enable gzip compression. Gzip works by compressing the server response sent to clients and is supported by most modern browsers.


Using Two-Factor Authentication with Magento

Magento TipsHumanity has three methods of implementing security and authenticating themselves to a system:


  1. Something you know: This refers to a password, PIN or some other knowledge that is kept secret from others that the system knows and can authenticate the user by.
  2. Something you have: The best example of this type of authentication is a debit card or ATM card. The card carries information that it shares with the system, but it must be present and readable for the user to interact.
  3. Something you are: This method refers to a distinguishing characteristic of the user themselves. A fingerprint is probably the most popular example, but other patterns unique from person-to-person include retinas and DNA.


Magento Admin Password Recovery

Magento Tips

Accidentally forgetting the admin password to your Magento store can be devastating. Luckily, password recovery is a fairly simple process! In the following examples, we will walk you through the process of recovering a Magento admin password. The examples will be using MySQL from the command line, but you can slightly modify these steps to work with PHPMyAdmin.

Securing Magento: Beyond the Password

Magento Tips
As with any online account, Magento security starts with a strong, unique password that is not used for any other accounts. Passwords such as “admin123”, “password” and “magentostore” are literally begging to be guessed with minimal effort by an attacker. Make sure that your password is:


1) Strong: at least eight characters, a mixture of capital / lowercase letters and numerals and even special characters.






Installing Magento Extensions Via SSH

Magento Tips

If you prefer a more hands-on method to installing extensions or simply just trust a manual installation more, this guide will assist you with proper installation of extensions over SSH.



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