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The Magento Security Team has released a security patch to address multiple security enhancements. We recommend strongly that you install this patch at your earliest convenience to address these issues. The security issues this patch covers are as follow: Cross-site scripting Cross-site request forgery issues Explanations of each of...

Today Magento announced their timeline for phasing out support for Magento 1.x, so if you have not yet upgraded to Magento 2, you may want to start seriously thinking about your upgrade plan. For Magento Commerce versions 1.13 and 1.14, they will be providing software...

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 =...

Setting up an e-commerce store can be a daunting process. From designing the site to actually processing orders, there are a lot of steps and options in the set-up process. Luckily, there is a scalable software option available which will allow you to build and...

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...