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Reasons to Upgrade PHP Version

4 Reasons to Upgrade Your PHP Version

PHP 7.3 is no longer supported. Starting from December 2021, the latest supported version is 7.4. For CS-Cart users, it implies the need to upgrade their websites’ PHP version to the least supported version to secure their businesses from threats accumulated by older versions. What are these threats? We’ll share them in this post!

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Image optimization for eCommerce sites

How to Optimize Images for Your eCommerce Site Best Performance

According to HTTP Archive, images make up on average 26% of a total webpage’s weight. So, this is the second place after the video content, that consumes your disk space. But as compared to video, images are easier to optimize. The better your images are optimized, the higher the site speed is. In this article, we share some image optimization tricks and techniques so that you can make your online store or marketplace load faster and convert more buyers.

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Best image file types for online stores

TOP 5 Image File Types to Use in Your Online Store

Choosing the image file extension may influence your online store page loading speed. The right extension will save your disk space and bandwidth. But do you really know how to select the right format? In this article we will tell you what image format and types may be, and how to choose the appropriate one so that your online store and customer could benefit from it.

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Load Testing by ASAP Lab

Why Do Large eCommerce Projects Need Load Testing?

Load Testing allows you to find out your eCommerce project maximum performance. How can you use it? Knowing your weak points and isolating them, you are better prepared for peak season sales like the upcoming Black Friday, you can launch a heavy traffic campaign, connect new services or add another system – any operation implying increase of traffic and load to your site. With Load Testing, you know for sure what you can!

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How did we implement security testing for CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor

How We Implemented Security Testing for CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor and Made It More Secure

Meet ASAP Lab LTD, a partner of Simtech Development for security issues. Their team has already implemented security testing for CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor. These guys conduct scanning of vulnerabilities even in the third-party libraries and convey the found problems to the related developers. Here, in this post, Roman tells how his team finds issues with the CS-Cart core security and how they resolve them.

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Concise Guide on Keeping Safety in eCommerce

Things to Consider While Keeping Your Online Project Secure

This post is a collection of articles on security. We gathered the most teachable stories with our customers, how-to guides and to-do lists so that you could have a concise paper on what to do if your online project is getting exposed to a vulnerability, attack, or simply is not working for some reasons. Keep safe and take all precautions before it’s too late.

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How to keep hygiene of access rights

How to keep hygiene of access rights?

Digital property is just the same as the physical one. If you entrust the keys to a anyone, you will lose your assets. In this post we draw your attention on proper granting access rights when you run an eCommerce business.

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3 Simple Steps to Set Up Emails

3 Simple Steps to Set Up Emails for Your Online Store Or Marketplace

Having an online business means effective communication with your customers. And what is an effective way to do this? Right, email marketing. Hopefully, the CS-Cart platform combines the store with the mailing capabilities. But anyway, you need to connect with an email registrar and configure it. In this article, we will examine how to do that in 3 simple steps and recommend some popular email services.

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How to improve online store performance before Black Friday

How Can You Prepare for the Holiday Season from Server Side

The server side is the most vulnerable part of any online business, especially when it comes to the holiday season. You need to get all things done right beforehand to sustain traffic spikes and get the most of your Christmas or New Year ad campaigns. Here is a quick list for you to remind you about the measures you should take to secure your business from the server-side. Keep the list before your eyes, follow our tips, and stay safe!

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How to recover from a hacker attack

Your Website Hacked: What to Do and How to Heal/Recover It (Step-By-Step Guide)

Nobody wants to get hacked. The safer your eCommerce business is, the more opportunities opens before it, the higher it can grow. That is why eCommerce brand owners should be aware of all the required steps to ensure their cybersecurity. But what should one do if a hacker attack has already happened. This guide will give your all the keys to keep your mind cold and take all the appropriate actions fast to recover.

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How to fix Error 503 Service Unavailable in CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor

How to Fix the HTTP 503 Service Unavailable Error in CS-Cart

In this post, Roman, the Head of the Simtechdev’s hosting team, explains the ways of finding the root causes for HTTP 503 error. Apart from the proven methods of locating bugs, you will find the expert recommendations on what to check up first and what to do to mitigate risks of having Service Unavailable message on your webpage.

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How to find bugs before they become issues

How to Find Bugs Before They Become Issues?

From this article, you will learn about the importance of well-optimized queries to the database and their impact on the website speed. You will get to know how to optimize your CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor project with the right database integration and the right team that will support you, give a piece of advice, and help to make your large-inventory store work faster.

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Unboxing VPS

Unboxing VPS Hosting: What to Expect?

Prior to a soon release of a new type of hosting with us, let us recall what types of hosting exist, and what are the benefits of each type. Read the post to the end to learn how VPS by Simtech Development can offer to you and how it is different from Cloud service.

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Enabling HTTPS in CS-Cart: Reasons Why & Quick How-To Guide

Do you want to protect fans of your website from the theft of personal data and go to the SERP top? Ensure the integrity of information using HTTPS, which is now an industry standard for every popular online resource. In the first place, the website should be transferred if it has visitors leaving super-important data (for example, payment) that fraudsters can intercept. A secure protocol is a must-have for self-respecting online services, banks, online stores.

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