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110 blog posts:

3 Google Analytics Reports You Haven’t Used for Your Magento Store
Aug 11, 2016
Guest Post by Tom Bukevicius, Principal at SCUBE Marketing:  As the first in a series of guest posts, we’re proud to present this article by Tom Bukevicius, a Chicago-area PPC expert and taco aficionado. At SCUBE, he helps clients make the most of their traffic and PPC investment, and in this post, he shares 3 awesome ways you […]
Simple tweaks that 20% of the top retail sites are using to smoke the competition
Aug 09, 2016
Almost 50% of the visitors to the top 10 retailers are now mobile-only.  There is no such thing as ‘desktop experience’ for these users, and site performance is critical for mobile shopping – 73% of mobile users say sites load too slowly.  This applies to everyone, not just the top 10: mobile accounts for 30% of all US e-commerce revenue.  Page […]
13 life-or-death tactics for stopping Magento hacks
Jul 12, 2016
Everyone who runs a Magento store knows that following security best practices is important.  But too often, proper security is like flossing – everyone knows it’s a good idea, but some of us convince ourselves that an occasional Listerine rinse is good enough.  Even if it feels like a chore, failing to follow best practices […]
Case Study: How a 33-year old hat company built a fast, SEO-friendly Magento site in less than 2 weeks
Jun 30, 2016
Otto International Otto International is a wholesale cap & apparel company – their site features hundreds of items and offers customizations including private label service. The website generates around 30% of their sales.  But after 33 years in business and 10 years using the same website, Otto was ready for something new. The Situation Ottocap.com’s […]
A surprising FDA regulation that’s about to hit your online vape shop
Jun 22, 2016
Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are extremely popular at retail, with many online shops specializing in these products – including some of eBoundHost’s customers. However, the industry is being shaken up by new FDA regulations. The FDA’s final Deeming Regulation on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems lays out new regulations on vapor manufacturers and retailers, and has been slammed […]
Let’s connect at IRCE 2016
May 31, 2016
? Are you going to IRCE this year?  We’ll be there all week – let us know if you’ll be attending and we’ll find a time to meet up! From the IRCE site: Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) provides you with a conference full of industry experts and unrivaled agenda content, an exhibit hall filled […]
How to fix the Imagemagick vulnerability and check if you’re at risk
May 13, 2016
? ImageMagick is a one of the most popular image processing libraries for resizing, cropping and  editing uploaded images.   Websites with profile pictures and avatars commonly use ImageMagick to resize these uploads. Researchers found a serious vulnerability documented in CVE-2016-3714, affectionately dubbed “ImageTragick” that can allow hackers to execute code on your site remotely. In […]
How to fix the Imagemagick vulnerability and check if you’re at risk
May 13, 2016
? ImageMagick is a one of the most popular image processing libraries for resizing, cropping and  editing uploaded images.   Websites with profile pictures and avatars commonly use ImageMagick to resize these uploads. Researchers found a serious vulnerability documented in CVE-2016-3714, affectionately dubbed “ImageTragick” that can allow hackers to execute code on your site remotely. In […]
4 reasons why updating your Linux kernel is a great idea
Apr 29, 2016
? One of the advantages of the Linux operating system (which most servers, including eBoundHosts’s, run on) is that it’s highly modular.  This means that unlike Windows or OSX, Linux can be customized more easily.   You can remove features you don’t need, add those you do, and replace modules with your own versions.  This is one […]
4 reasons why updating your Linux kernel is a great idea
Apr 29, 2016
? One of the advantages of the Linux operating system (which most servers, including eBoundHosts’s, run on) is that it’s highly modular.  This means that unlike Windows or OSX, Linux can be customized more easily.   You can remove features you don’t need, add those you do, and replace modules with your own versions.  This is one […]
4 reasons that updating your Linux kernel is a great idea
Apr 29, 2016
? One of the advantages of the Linux operating system (which most servers, including eBoundHosts’s, run on) is that it’s highly modular.  This means that unlike Windows or OSX, Linux can be customized more easily.   You can remove features you don’t need, add those you do, and replace modules with your own versions.  This is one […]
New Ransomware Kimcilware threatens Magento sites
Apr 07, 2016
A new infection has struck a handful of Magento stores, encrypting all Magento files, shutting down the store, and replacing the homepage with a ransom note demanding $140-400 in Bitcoin: The method of infection is unknown as of yet, but the  Helios Vimeo Video Gallery extension has been implicated, and taken down by Magento as […]
New Ransomware Kimcilware threatens Magento sites
Apr 07, 2016
A new infection has struck a handful of Magento stores, encrypting all Magento files, shutting down the store, and replacing the homepage with a ransom note demanding $140-400 in Bitcoin: The method of infection is unknown as of yet, but the  Helios Vimeo Video Gallery extension has been implicated, and taken down by Magento as […]
Meet us at Imagine Magento eCommerce Conference in Las Vegas
Mar 25, 2016
eBoundHost Magento Team is very excited to attend the Imagine Magento Conference in Las Vegas (April 11th – 13th).  Now in its 6th year, this event brings together 2,500+ merchants, partners, developers and commerce experts from 45+ countries to network, exchange ideas and build relationships.  Imagine Commerce 2016 offers an opportunity for senior executives, marketers, developers, […]
Meet us at Imagine Magento eCommerce Conference in Las Vegas
Mar 25, 2016
eBoundHost is all set to attend the Imagine Magento Conference in Las Vegas (April 11th – 13th).  Now in its 6th year, this event brings together 2,500+ merchants, partners, developers and commerce experts from 45+ countries to network, exchange ideas and build relationships.  Imagine Commerce 2015 offers an opportunity for senior executives, marketers, developers, merchandisers […]
Modify Hosts File – Mac OS X & Windows 7
Feb 26, 2016
To validate your new JetRails™ hosting environment without disrupting live customer traffic on your old host, we need to modify your computer’s “hosts” file.  This simulates what happens after a DNS change but only impacts your local computer.  We can easily revert the changes once done testing. OVERVIEW: By this point in time, the team […]
Protected: Modify Hosts File – Mac & Windows 7
Feb 26, 2016
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Magento Security Announcement : SUPEE-7405 v1.1
Feb 24, 2016
***If you need any assistance with security patch updates, please send an email to: support@eboundhost.com or contact your Account Manager at eBoundHost. ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MAGENTO: ? Today, we are distributing updates that improve our most recent security release. SUPEE-7405 v1.1, Enterprise Edition 1.14.2.4, and Community Edition 1.9.2.4 add support for PHP 5.3 and address issues […]
Magento Security Announcement : SUPEE-7405 v1.1
Feb 24, 2016
***If you need any assistance with security patch updates, please send an email to: support@eboundhost.com or contact your Account Manager at eBoundHost. ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MAGENTO: ? Today, we are distributing updates that improve our most recent security release. SUPEE-7405 v1.1, Enterprise Edition 1.14.2.4, and Community Edition 1.9.2.4 add support for PHP 5.3 and address issues […]
Magento Security Announcement – New Security Patch (SUPEE-7405)
Jan 20, 2016
***If you need any assistance with security patch updates, please send an email to: support@eboundhost.com or contact your Account Manager at eBoundHost.  ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MAGENTO: Today, we are making new releases and patches available to improve the security and functionality of Magento sites. While there are no confirmed attacks related to the security issues, certain […]
Magento Security Announcement – New Security Patch (SUPEE-7405)
Jan 20, 2016
***If you need any assistance with security patch updates, please send an email to: support@eboundhost.com or contact your Account Manager at eBoundHost.  ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MAGENTO: Today, we are making new releases and patches available to improve the security and functionality of Magento sites. While there are no confirmed attacks related to the security issues, certain […]
3 Common Mistakes Hurting Your Magento Store Revenue
Jan 20, 2016
Mistake #1: No Abandoned Cart Process According to Baymard Institute, the average cart abandonment rate is 68.55%; that’s almost 3 in every 4 willing shoppers who abandon their cart without completing the checkout process. If you are currently earning $1.2 million in sales per year, your potential earnings would have been $3.81 million. So, why do people abandon their […]
3 Common Mistakes Hurting Your Magento Store Revenue
Jan 20, 2016
Mistake #1: No Abandoned Cart Process According to Baymard Institute, the average cart abandonment rate is 68.55%; that’s almost 3 in every 4 willing shoppers who abandon their cart without completing the checkout process. If you are currently earning $1.2 million in sales per year, your potential earnings would have been $3.81 million. So, why do people abandon their […]
Denial Of Service Attack
Dec 28, 2015
Our network was hit with a series of Volumetric DDoS attacks in the past two days.  The attacks lasted for a few minutes before they were mitigated. The exact times were: Sunday, December 27th, 2:54 pm to 2:59 pm Monday, December 28th, 2:22 pm to 2:26 pm Each instance sent a large amount of inbound traffic aimed […]
Denial Of Service Attack
Dec 28, 2015
Our network was hit with a series of Volumetric DDoS attacks in the past two days.  The attacks lasted for a few minutes before they were mitigated. The exact times were: Sunday, December 27th, 2:54 pm to 2:59 pm Monday, December 28th, 2:22 pm to 2:26 pm Each instance sent a large amount of inbound traffic aimed […]
3 Simple & Effective Image Optimization Strategies For A Faster Magento Store
Dec 18, 2015
Why Is Image Optimization Important? Most, if not all, Magento stores display product images to run a successful e-commerce business. According to KissMetric’s study, 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. For a platform that’s as demanding as Magento, resource allocation is crucial for faster load times, and […]
RESOLVED: Nationwide Comcast Outage
Nov 17, 2015
At 11:51 am CST (GMT -6), one of the major ISPs in the USA, Comcast, experienced a  peering issue that caused a portion of the Internet to become inaccessible to Comcast users.  Comcast has such a wide reach that both individuals and businesses were impacted.  To those affected, it seemed that some websites went off-the-air […]
RESOLVED: Nationwide Comcast Outage
Nov 17, 2015
At 11:51 am CST (GMT -6), one of the major ISPs in the USA, Comcast, experienced a  peering issue that caused a portion of the Internet to become inaccessible to Comcast users.  Comcast has such a wide reach that both individuals and businesses were impacted.  To those affected, it seemed that some websites went off-the-air […]
Crypto-ransomware Targets Magento Sites
Nov 10, 2015
A new form of crypto-ransomware that targets Magento can encrypt contents and demands a ransom paid in Bitcoin. This means all files in your web directory as well as databases including your customer information, orders, credit card numbers, etc. become unreadable until you have paid the ransom. It is imperative that you update your Magento site immediately.  Failure to […]
Is Your Magento Store Ready For Black Friday, 2015?
Nov 03, 2015
?   Fact 1: November and December months, on average, produce 30% more e-commerce revenue than non-holiday months.*   Fact 2: In 29 days, Black Friday through Christmas generate 50-100% more daily revenue compared to shopping days throughout the rest of the year.*   Fact 3: E-commerce shopping patterns vary dramatically by industry.  Apparel / Accessories and Computer […]
Magento Security Announcement – New Security Patch (SUPEE-6788)
Oct 28, 2015
***Please note that this patch may interfere with certain Magento extensions and should be applied by your developer.*** ? Today, we are releasing a new security patch (SUPEE-6788), Enterprise Edition 1.14.2.2 and Community Edition 1.9.2.2 to address over 10 issues identified through our comprehensive security program, including remote code execution and information leak vulnerabilities. This […]
Magento sites being targeted by Guruincsite malware (Neutrino exploit kit)
Oct 22, 2015
Announcement from Magento: We are investigating reports of Magento sites being targeted by Guruincsite malware (Neutrino exploit kit). We have not identified a new attack vector at this time, but have found that nearly all impacted sites tested so far were vulnerable to a previously identified code execution issue for which we released a patch […]
Magento Sites Using Nginx And The Magmi Data Import Tool Are At Risk
Oct 09, 2015
Misconfigured Magento Sites Using Nginx Some misconfigured Magento sites using Nginx web server software are vulnerable to attacks. The misconfiguration allows outside access to Magento cache files. The cache files have predictable names and can contain sensitive information, including Magento database passwords. This information can be used to obtain access to an installation and customer […]
More Conversions & Reduced Abandonment – Bachrach.com & JetRails™ Case Study
Oct 06, 2015
Bachrach.com is a boutique men’s collection that has been producing high fashion men’s clothing for over a century.  They prioritize service and quality along with high fashion and describe their brand as “a menswear experience based upon European aesthetics and exceptional customer service with an emphasis on building lasting customer relationships.”  THE GOAL: Manage the Magento e-Commerce site […]
600 % Revenue Increase on JetRails™ Case Study – Hawaiiweb.com
Sep 29, 2015
HawaiiWeb.com is one of the leading agencies in the tourism industry of the Hawaiian Islands. They can help you find and book Hawaii’s finest tours and activities instantly. Every one of their 300+ activities is rated 4 stars or higher on TripAdvisor and Yelp. With agents available everyday 8:00 AM-7:00 PM (Hawaii Time) to take any […]
RESOLVED – Network outage: 1-5 minutes – 9/3/2015
Sep 03, 2015
Thursday September 3, 2015: 14:30 – 14:35 CST (GMT -6) A Tier 1 backbone provider, XO, experienced trouble in the Midwest region of the USA, impacting BGP peers in Chicago area.  As a regional hub, traffic disruptions could be seen in a wider area. Parts of the eBoundHost network experienced an outage of up to […]
Magento Security Patch SUPEE-6482
Aug 04, 2015
Magento released the following critical security update (SUPEE-6482): If you haven’t already patched your site, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please send an email to support@eboundhost.com. Link for SUPEE-6482 Security Patch ?
Magento Security Patch SUPEE-6285
Jul 08, 2015
Magento released the following critical security update (SUPEE-6285) If you haven’t already patched your site, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please let us know and we will give you a hand. Information about installing patches for Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition is […]
A fast site is now in fashion, be fashion forward!
May 28, 2015
After coming back from the Magento Imagine Conference in Vegas, it was very clear that the fashion industry is exploding online.  The demand and growth of this segment is large enough for Magento to recognize and even demand its own presence.  This peaked the curiosity of many online retailers so we analyzed and tested 50 Magento fashion stores to […]
Magento Security Patch SUPEE-5994
May 15, 2015
Magento released the following critical security update (SUPEE-5994): If you haven’t already patched your site, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please let us know and we will give you a hand. Link for SUPEE-5994 Security Patch – Magento Community Link for SUPEE-5994 Security Patch […]
RESOLVED – DDoS: Tuesday 5/12/2015
May 12, 2015
Tuesday May 12, 2015: 17:25 – 17:40 CST (GMT-6) Another attack just took place on our network. This was resolved in 15 minutes. Attack is similar to the ones that happened over the weekend but targeting a different client. We are continuing to monitor the situation.
Massive Denial of Service Attack
May 11, 2015
Here are the facts, our network was hit with a series of massive DDoS attacks this weekend.  More accurately it was one continuing attack that caused customer impact four times: Friday, May 8th, 12:55 am to 1:30 am Friday, May 8th, 2:50 pm to 3:15 pm Saturday, May 9th, 11:20 pm to 11:40 pm Sunday, […]
Magento Shoplift Vulnerability (SUPEE-5344) – update
Apr 28, 2015
Earlier this month, Magento released the following critical security update: If you haven’t already patched your site, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please let us know and we will give you a hand. https://www.magentocommerce.com/products/downloads/magento/
Meet us at Imagine Magento eCommerce Conference in Las Vegas
Apr 06, 2015
eBoundHost is all set to attend the Imagine Magento Conference in Las Vegas (April 20th – 22nd).  Now in its 5th year, this event brings together 2,400+ merchants, partners, developers and commerce experts from 40+ countries to network, exchange ideas and build relationships.  Imagine Commerce 2015 offers an opportunity for senior executives, marketers, developers, merchandisers […]
Magento Hosting Price Changes / Upgrades
Mar 23, 2015
This price change will not affect existing customers.  These changes are for all orders placed after 4/1/2015. On April 1st, 2015 our Magento Cloud, Community, and Enterprise platforms will be upgraded and the following price change will come into effect.  To view the current pricing visit:  http://eboundhost.com/magento/ Community 16: $300/mo. Community 32: $400/mo. Setup fee […]
Your competitor is naked. Care to peek?
Mar 14, 2015
You’ve probably read the last case study about Magento Fails, so we had to follow it up with something even more eye-opening that dives even deeper into live e-Commerce performance data.  We tested 52 stores that are in the same industry to see how competitive their speeds are. ? ? OVERVIEW ? 52 random e-Commerce […]
3 Painstaking Magento Fails (Over Promised, Under Delivered)
Feb 17, 2015
5 facts that you need to know before we get started: 1.  As of January 12, 2015 there are 217,905 Magento stores up and running online. 2.  9,063 of them made it to Alexa’s top one million rank. 3.  The failure rate for businesses in general within the first 10 years of operation is 71%. 4.  With […]
Case Study – Magento Community 32 Hosting Platform – Growershouse.com
Feb 13, 2015
Growers House is a family owned and operated hydroponics supply and indoor gardening center.  They have both a retail and online store based out of Tucson, AZ to service customers locally and globally.  It is their belief that old business practices are becoming a scarce commodity today.  Their goal is to provide customers a large selection, […]
JadeBloom.com Magento Optimized Platform Case Study – Community 16 Platform With JetRails(TM)
Feb 13, 2015
Jade Bloom was founded by a naturalist-centric group that whole heartedly believes the God-created earth contains everything we need for holistic healing and healthy living.  Their commitment to customers is to only provide the absolute best natural essential oils through quality control, proper distillation & extraction methods, and the use of clean and safe packaging materials […]
Magento Hosting – DivineOptics.com Case Study using Community 16 Server and JetRails(TM) Pro
Jan 23, 2015
Divine Optics, one of America’s most fashionable sunglass & eyewear sites, has captured the essence of style by offering the most exclusive designs since January 2014.  Faced with the need to future-proof their ecommerce channels, Divine Optics approached eBoundHost with a request to engineer a hosting solution for their new Magento based website.  The goal was to serve […]
Whats the secret and why aren’t all Magento Hosts doing this?
Dec 05, 2014
What is the secret?  It’s SUPPORT combined with a superior solution.  This sounds like something simple, doesn’t it?  Well, it is.  But it’s not just about advertising that message; it’s about walking the walk and doing the basics brilliantly.  Time and time again, we’ve interviewed developers and Magento store owners and listen to them talk about their hosting […]
Whats the secret and why aren’t all Magento Hosts doing this?
Dec 05, 2014
What is the secret?  It’s SUPPORT combined with a superior solution.  This sounds like something simple, doesn’t it?  Well, it is.  But it’s not just about advertising that message; it’s about walking the walk and doing the basics brilliantly.  Time and time … Continue reading ?
Magento Enterprise Site Speed Optimization Case Study on Vapor4Life.com
Dec 03, 2014
Challenge The rapidly growing American company, Vapor4Life provides highly engineered products and innovative technology all built around the concept of “changing lives”. Their mission is to provide the most advanced vapor delivery system to help relieve smokers from a chemical addiction. Vapor4Life doesn’t simply compete in this product category. They live it. Needing to educate […]
Magento Enterprise Site Speed Optimization Case Study on Vapor4Life.com
Dec 03, 2014
Challenge The rapidly growing American company, Vapor4Life provides highly engineered products and innovative technology all built around the concept of “changing lives”. Their mission is to provide the most advanced vapor delivery system to help relieve smokers from a chemical … Continue reading ?
Free Domain Registration – Black Friday Special
Nov 27, 2014
Take advantage of the Black Friday / Cyber Monday freebie. Free Domain Registration – no strings attached. What makes this deal so great, you ask? Because it’s completely free. That’s right, not 50%, 60% or even 90% off. The domain … Continue reading ?
Free Domain Registration – Black Friday Special
Nov 27, 2014
Take advantage of the Black Friday / Cyber Monday freebie. Free Domain Registration – no strings attached. What makes this deal so great, you ask? Because it’s completely free. That’s right, not 50%, 60% or even 90% off. The domain … Continue reading ?
Magento Hosting – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
Nov 27, 2014
eBoundHost is proud to announce the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale for Magento Hosting.  Take advantage of a $0.00 (ZERO) setup fee & double your SSD storage from 250GB to 500GB on the most popular Community 16 Dedicated (SSD) … Continue reading ?
Magento Hosting – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
Nov 27, 2014
eBoundHost is proud to announce the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale for Magento Hosting.  Take advantage of a $0.00 (ZERO) setup fee & double your SSD storage from 250GB to 500GB on the most popular Community 16 Dedicated (SSD) … Continue reading ?
Magento Site Speed Optimization Case Study on www.NBLtextiles.com
Oct 27, 2014
View video testimonial from NBLTextiles The next site on our series of Magento site speed case studies is www.NBLtextiles.com.  We created a staging / development environment for making changes and configuring the site for optimum Magento site speed performance.  Working … Continue reading ?
Magento Site Speed Optimization Case Study on www.NBLtextiles.com
Oct 27, 2014
View video testimonial from NBLTextiles The next site on our series of Magento site speed case studies is www.NBLtextiles.com.  We created a staging / development environment for making changes and configuring the site for optimum Magento site speed performance.  Working … Continue reading ?
Shell Shock Bash Bug – Fixed on eBoundHost Servers
Sep 26, 2014
A major security flaw was discovered in Bash.  The Shell Shock vulnerability allows attackers to issue arbitrary commands via crafted environment variables. There is a simple test that will show you if you’re vulnerable. Just run the following command within your … Continue reading ?
Shell Shock Bash Bug – Fixed on eBoundHost Servers
Sep 26, 2014
A major security flaw was discovered in Bash.  The Shell Shock vulnerability allows attackers to issue arbitrary commands via crafted environment variables. There is a simple test that will show you if you’re vulnerable. Just run the following command within your … Continue reading ?
Migrating Magento Go To Magento Community
Jul 25, 2014
If you are a Magento GO customer, you probably already know that Magento Go will be shutting down on Feb. 1st, 2015.  Many inquiries have come in asking about the different options that are available.  Questions like: “Should we switch … Continue reading ?
Magento Go Shutting Down – eBoundHost Offers Free Hosting
Jul 22, 2014
Magento Go is shutting down on February 1st, 2015.  In order to help Magento Go customers, eBoundHost is offering a special migration deal.  We are offering 6 months of service for free along with free migration, 24/7 support and free Magento … Continue reading ?
Magento Site 4X Faster Load Time & 72X Faster Time To 1st Byte – ShopLava.com Case Study
Jun 24, 2014
More Comparison Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkc5PO2GOmu7ufo60tMmoGQ Compare Your Magento Site: http://magento1.eboundhost.com/magento-performance-comparison/ Free Trial: http://eboundhost.com/magento-cloud-hosting/#compare
Magento Site 4X Faster Load Time & 72X Faster Time To 1st Byte – ShopLava.com Case Study
Jun 24, 2014
More Comparison Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkc5PO2GOmu7ufo60tMmoGQ Compare Your Magento Site: http://magento1.eboundhost.com/magento-performance-comparison/ Free Trial: http://eboundhost.com/magento-cloud-hosting/#compare
Magento Site 2.7X Faster & TTFB 24X Faster – Brick-anew.com Case Study
Jun 20, 2014
Brick-anew.com is an example of a website that was hosted by a company that specializes in Magento and claims to offer optimized solutions.  The slow speed concern was brought to our attention through the chat feature on our website.  Brick-anew.com was brought back … Continue reading ?
Magento Site 2.7X Faster & TTFB 24X Faster – Brick-anew.com Case Study
Jun 20, 2014
Brick-anew.com is an example of a website that was hosted by a company that specializes in Magento and claims to offer optimized solutions.  The slow speed concern was brought to our attention through the chat feature on our website.  Brick-anew.com was brought back … Continue reading ?
Magento Page Load Time Improvement Case Study – omgbuyit.com
Jun 20, 2014
The Problem Omgbuyit.com is an example of a website that was hosted by a company that specializes in Magento and claims to offer optimized solutions.  Omgbuyit would routinely see page load times that exceeded 14+ seconds.  The store has over 100,000 SKUs … Continue reading ?
Magento Page Load Time Improvement Case Study – omgbuyit.com
Jun 20, 2014
The Problem Omgbuyit.com is an example of a website that was hosted by a company that specializes in Magento and claims to offer optimized solutions.  Omgbuyit would routinely see page load times that exceeded 14+ seconds.  The store has over 100,000 SKUs … Continue reading ?
A Proud Community Partner – Foundation Fighting Blindness
Jun 02, 2014
Over 10 Million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases.  The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases.  eBoundHost is proud to be part of this event. Date: June 8, 2014 Location: Busse Woods, Grove … Continue reading ?
A Proud Community Partner – Foundation Fighting Blindness
Jun 02, 2014
Over 10 Million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases.  The Foundation Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases.  eBoundHost is proud to be part of this event. Date: June 8, 2014 Location: Busse Woods, Grove … Continue reading ?
Site Speed Jackpot – 500 eCommerce Sites Tested
May 15, 2014
500 eCommerce Sites Tested? We came across an interesting post written by Ian Lurie, the Chairman and Principal Consultant at PI PORTENT.  Ian took the time to perform tests on 500 eCommerce sites. What he discovered will open up your … Continue reading ?
Site Speed Jackpot – 500 eCommerce Sites Tested
May 15, 2014
500 eCommerce Sites Tested? We came across an interesting post written by Ian Lurie, the Chairman and Principal Consultant at PI PORTENT.  Ian took the time to perform tests on 500 eCommerce sites. What he discovered will open up your … Continue reading ?
Let Your Magento Site Take A Free Test Drive (A Really Fast One)
May 15, 2014
Recently eBoundHost introduced a new Magento performance testing tool that allows you to compare your Magento site to a live mirror copy of itself  on the FASTEST SSD optimized platform available.  Here is an example of a recent comparison test that was performed … Continue reading ?
Magento Site Speed Case Study & Success Story – YunesSwathe.com
May 08, 2014
YunesSwathe.com is an example of a website that was hosted on a Non-Magento Optimized Platform.  The slow speed concern was brought to our attention via the Speed Test Request form on our website.  YunesSwathe.com was brought back on the right track after … Continue reading ?
eBoundHost Introduces The Standard For Magento Performance Tools
May 05, 2014
eBoundhost launches the Industry’s newest Magento performance tool.  This tool invites any Magento developer or customer to create a live mirror copy of their Magento site and review it’s performance on a highly optimized SSD cloud hosting platform for free. … Continue reading ?
Heartbleed bug (OpenSSL) patched on eBoundHost Systems – CVE-2014-0160
Apr 10, 2014
All eBoundHost managed systems vulnerable to (Heartbleed) were patched. This security vulnerability is widespread with multiple operating systems globally and not an eBoundHost-specific issue.  OpenSSL was upgraded seamlessly.  Here is the link for the official Heartbleed website for more details:  http://heartbleed.com/ … Continue reading ?
Magento Site Speed Case Study & Success Story
Mar 28, 2014
Magento Website Speed Optimization Case Study – nursejamie.com Nursejamie.com was an example of a website that was hosted on a Non-Magento Optimized Platform.  The slow speed concern was brought to our attention via the Speed Test Request form on our … Continue reading ?
How Load Time Affects Your Website And Bottom Line
Feb 06, 2014
We’ve been noticing that many internet users are becoming more and more impatient when it comes to finding what they want online in a timely manner.  Remember the sound that your 14.4k modem made back in the day and how … Continue reading ?
A Great Cyber Monday Domain Deal from eBoundHost.com!
Dec 02, 2013
What makes this deal so great? Because it’s completely free. That’s right, not 50%, 60% or even 90% off. The domain name registration is completely and totally free for one year.  Just pick a .com, .net. .org (or almost any … Continue reading ?
Relief effort for tornado victims in Washington, Illinois
Nov 21, 2013
Days after the colossal tragedy in the Philippines where Typhoon Haiyan caused deaths of upwards of ten thousand people, the midwestern part of the United States was hit by powerful tornados. Just 151 miles away from the eBoundHost.com home base … Continue reading ?
Hurricane Yolanda/Haiyan in Philippines
Nov 21, 2013
Our hearts go out to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines.   We are extremely saddened by the loss of life and hope that the  survivors find comfort in the world community joined together to rebuild what was destroyed.  … Continue reading ?
Faster hosting == more conversions and better SEO
Aug 30, 2013
Sophisticated clients love to chat with us about search engine optimization (SEO), keyword placement, guest blogging, pay per click (PPC) and other techniques to increase the traffic to their websites and ultimately add to their bottom line.  They spend hours … Continue reading ?
Denial of Service: 07/31/2013
Jul 31, 2013
This afternoon we experienced a massive distributed denial of service attack against the eBoundHost network. Although we have been working to mitigate a DDoS starting at Noon CST (GMT -6) without customer impact, the attack escalated and began to impact … Continue reading ?
Denial of Service: 07/31/2013
Jul 31, 2013
This afternoon we experienced a massive distributed denial of service attack against the eBoundHost network. Although we have been working to mitigate a DDoS starting at Noon CST (GMT -6) without customer impact, the attack escalated and began to impact … Continue reading ?
Godaddy’s Outage
Sep 20, 2012
On 9/10/2012 Godaddy, the popular web hosting, and domain registrar became victim to online hacking or Denial of Service attack (DoS). The number of impacted websites was reported to be in the millions. It was without a doubt a difficult … Continue reading ?
Godaddy’s Outage
Sep 20, 2012
On 9/10/2012 Godaddy, the popular web hosting, and domain registrar became victim to online hacking or Denial of Service attack (DoS). The number of impacted websites was reported to be in the millions. It was without a doubt a difficult … Continue reading ?
Memes for Discounts!
Jul 17, 2012
Want to get a free month of hosting? Make a Meme about eBoundHost and share it with your friends! What is a “Meme:”  An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by … Continue reading ?
Memes for Discounts!
Jul 17, 2012
Want to get a free month of hosting? Make a Meme about eBoundHost and share it with your friends! What is a “Meme:”  An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by … Continue reading ?
Thunderbirds Last Flight
Jul 13, 2012
Earlier this week, the Mozilla Foundation put out an announcement that distills to this: To be more specific, Mozilla will no longer focus on developing innovations for Thunderbird but will keep it safe and stable … Mozilla will also provide … Continue reading ?
Thunderbirds Last Flight
Jul 13, 2012
Earlier this week, the Mozilla Foundation put out an announcement that distills to this: To be more specific, Mozilla will no longer focus on developing innovations for Thunderbird but will keep it safe and stable … Mozilla will also provide … Continue reading ?
Stop SOPA / PIPA
Jan 18, 2012
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S. SOPA / PIPA Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the … Continue reading ?
Stop SOPA / PIPA
Jan 18, 2012
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S. SOPA / PIPA Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the … Continue reading ?
Primary link soft failure
Sep 16, 2010
Thursday, September 16th 10:25 GMT -6 Ongoing network outage impacting a significant portion of the eBoundHost network has been traced to one of our main peering points. The peering provider has a “soft” failure and as such was not demoted … Continue reading ?
Primary link soft failure
Sep 16, 2010
Thursday, September 16th 10:25 GMT -6 Ongoing network outage impacting a significant portion of the eBoundHost network has been traced to one of our main peering points. The peering provider has a “soft” failure and as such was not demoted from “preferred” status. The link was not completely down since the outage was behind...
Quick update
Apr 25, 2010
It’s been quite a while since the last official blog post, specifically almost 6 months.  This is in no way due to a slowdown of eBoundHost activity, quite to the contrary, we have been so busy that it’s been difficult … Continue reading ?
Quick update
Apr 25, 2010
It’s been quite a while since the last official blog post, specifically almost 6 months.  This is in no way due to a slowdown of eBoundHost activity, quite to the contrary, we have been so busy that it’s been difficult … Continue reading ?
Quick update for April
Apr 25, 2010
It’s been quite a while since the last official blog post, specifically almost 6 months.  This is in no way due to a slowdown of eBoundHost activity, quite to the contrary, we have been so busy that it’s been difficult to keep up with non-critical things like this blog. The last 6 months have brought a...
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2009
Today is the American national holiday of Thanksgiving. We gather from all over the country and sometimes the world for the purpose of sitting down around the same table and sharing a meal with our closest family members. The news … Continue reading ?
Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2009
Today is the American national holiday of Thanksgiving. We gather from all over the country and sometimes the world for the purpose of sitting down around the same table and sharing a meal with our closest family members. The news … Continue reading ?
Thanksgiving 2009
Nov 26, 2009
Today is the American national holiday of Thanksgiving. We gather from all over the country and sometimes the world for the purpose of sitting down around the same table and sharing a meal with our closest family members. The news reported that 37 million people are traveling the highways on this day to be with...
September 11
Sep 11, 2009
On this date, eight years ago, our world changed.  Never forget.
September 11
Sep 11, 2009
On this date, eight years ago, our world changed.  Never forget.
Comcast “blinks” and we get calls!
May 21, 2009
A few minutes ago Comcast went down.  Boy, did we start receiving calls from worried clients who thought we were at fault!  Everything looks good on our side folks!  Nothing we can do to help until Comcast gets their network back up. You really don’t appreciate a good ISP until you realize how rarely they have...
Sale lasting through May 15th
Apr 27, 2009
Shared hosting is now on sale!  New clients or existing clients who register for a new account, can now receive our lowest price ever, $3.95 per month.  This price will go back up to our normal $6.55 on May 15th.
Call center phone problems
Apr 20, 2009
Technological advancements are not without caveats.  For instance, our VOIP provider is having issues and as a result our primary telephone line is not working for some callers.  Luck would have it that all of our other (secondary) lines are working without any issues, while the only one that truly matters is down. For the next...
The joy of (more) speed!
Mar 17, 2009
After blowing through deadline after deadline, our new bandwidth carrier delivered our newest ultra fast backbone connection.  What they lack in intra-department coordination they more than make up for with the quality of their bandwidth.  The new connection has great ping times from around the world. Chicago:   12 ms Stanford University: 32 ms Czech Republic: 141 ms Italy: 141...
Network monitoring
Jan 27, 2009
After a conversation with a concerned customer we need to clear up the network graph situation.  The graph located here, is showing uneven traffic with gaps and dips and seems to drop down to near “0?. We are absolutely NOT experiencing an outage or interruption.  We are just pushing so much traffic that we are hitting...
Happy holidays everyone!
Dec 26, 2008
Whatever you celebrate, we can all join together and wish each other a happy holiday season.  With such awful weather (in Chicago), it’s the perfect time to gather indoors and spend time with the family. Due to holidays our team is operating on a skeleton crew for the next few days but we are still here...