by Kevin Schroeder | 5:37 pm

No-.htaccess httpd.conf file for Magento

A couple of days ago I wrote a blog post on how why you should not use .htaccess files, or AllowOverride != All, on a production web server.  What you should do is place

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:28 am

Why you should not use .htaccess (AllowOverride All) in production

Commonly known as .htaccess, AllowOverride is a neat little feature that allows you to tweak the server’s behavior without modifying the configuration file or restarting the server.  Personally, I think this is great for

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by Kevin Schroeder | 2:08 pm

Don’t modify index.php in Magento for multi-store configs

unless you really, really have to.  I did some quick Googling on this and found that a number of places recommend making changes to index.php. In my humble opinion it is better to leave

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by Kevin Schroeder | 5:23 pm

Magento, ESI, Varnish and performance

I have been doing a little playing with Magento over the past couple of days.  I’ve been helping out Ebay/Magento by delivering some of their performance training over the past few months.  I’m by

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by Kevin Schroeder | 12:00 am

Implementing asynchronous functionality in Magento

ECommerce is a small thing, right? Nobody’s doing it and it’s so simple that everyone who does it is doing it right. When that Cyber Monday hits, nobody panics; sites stay up, they’re able to handle the load and nobody gets yelled at, right?

OK, maybe 20 years ago.

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by Kevin Schroeder | 12:00 am

Magento-based asynchronous execution

Working with an off-the-shelf shopping cart usually requires a little bit of patience. Scaling an e-commerce site does have its share of problems. There is a LOT of interactivity that needs to be implemented. This can be things along the lines of generating targeted ads, sending email or charging a credit card.

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