Blog posts from eBoundHost blog

58 blog posts:

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 … 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...