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As a Magento user, you may have wondered what the different deployment modes do, and if switching to a different deployment mode could help optimize your site. The different modes are optimized for different uses, so it may merit a second look! A Brief History of...

For as long as people have been communicating, there has been a need for two parties to conduct their communications securely. Pulling aside someone and whispering in their ear is a form of “secure communication,” although to what degree the conversation is “secure” is up...

What are PHP sessions? One feature of PHP is a way to track and store information about visitors to the site by a session ID. The session ID, by default, is passed to the client in a cookie named "PHPSESSID," but can also be passed to...

Sometimes you may find it necessary to adjust a PHP configuration, such as when you are installing a web application and it requires that PHP be configured in a special way, or if one of your applications reaches a timeout or memory limit. Luckily, it's a...

PrestaShop has released an important update, version 1.7.4.1. Per the PrestaShop website, some of the highlighted bug fixes in this website are: Back Office: Fix error while duplicating a product when catalog specific price rules are stored Fix display when a module uses $this->bootstrap =...

WordPress has released an important security update, version 4.9.7. Per the WordPress.org website, the highlighted bug fixes in this version are: Taxonomy: Improve cache handling for term queries. Posts, Post Types: Clear post password cookies when logging out. Widgets: Allow basic HTML tags in sidebar...

When looking to make changes to your store such as installing security patches, themes, importing products, or module removal/installation, it is important to take measures to aid recovery in the event that things go wrong. Here at the Alpha Hosting office, our technical team takes the...

PHP developers may want to use SFTP to transfer website assets and code to a cPanel server with their favorite programming language. This scenario may seem impossible if php throws an error when attempting to call the underlying SFTP software and server refuses to install the necessary dependencies.
If you're human like most of us, then you have probably had the unfortunate experience of losing hours (or even days) worth of work due to an accidental coding mistake or mis-typed command. When this happens, the end result is spending even more time trying to duplicate the work that was lost. Wouldn't it be nice if there was an "easy" button that could be used to instantly revert such a mistake?  This article will explore how you can create your very own "easy" button by manually backing up your site which will allow for instant rollbacks when needed.
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