Magento Hosting Blog

February 8, 2017

Dear Snapfast Family! As we start the new year, we have some terrific news. It’s time to make your website infrastructure faster and even more secure–it’s time to upgrade. Today, we are excited to announce the JetRails (R) platform. We are joining forces with eBoundHost to bring a stronger technological stack, additional speed, increased security, …

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January 11, 2016

There are times when you may wish to test a web site you have designed before the actual domain name’s DNS (Domain Name System) entry is updated. Have you found yourself looking to access a server through an IP address and unable to access the site because it is bound by a domain name that …

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October 19, 2015

Editing your local hosts file will allow you to point your domain to a new IP address just for your local computer, without having to update your website’s DNS. This is especially useful for testing a website during / after a server migration. This way you can be sure everything works properly on the new …

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March 30, 2015

The “mage.jpg” Hack The other day we received a support ticket form a client indicating that their developer ran a git status and saw a few files were modified that shouldn’t have been. After investigating it looks like a hacker had exploited a Magento core or Extension vulnerability and was able to inject some PHP code into …

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March 18, 2015

If you install an extension to Magento and it crashes your site or causes some odd errors, don’t panic. Luckily it’s fairly simple to disable any extension in Magento. Nine times out of ten this will stabilize things enough to bring your site back up until you can troubleshoot the issue. Magento Admin Provided you …

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March 13, 2015

FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol” and is a method used to send & retrieve files from your server. If you find yourself trying to connect to your server through FTP but are having issues, don’t sweat it. Follow these simple steps to troubleshoot your FTP connection. * While many of these steps apply to …

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March 10, 2015

Trying to login to your websites FTP and find that you are unable to login with normal settings panel? At SnapFast we use the more secure FTP-SSL with explicit mode rather than standard FTP. If you are looking to connect using SFTP look at How to Setup a SnapFast SFTP Connection In explicit mode (also known as …

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This article outlines how to connect to your SnapFast hosting account using SSH FTP also known as sFTP. This method will require that your IP addres first be whitelisted on our firewalls. To connect to FTP without having your IP whitelisted, see How to Setup a SnapFast FTP-SSL Connection. We will use FileZilla in this example to demonstrate …

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March 6, 2015

Problem We recently had a client, Michael, contact us about an issue he was experiencing on his site, www.marvelousproducts.com. When viewing his website on any iOS device such as iPhone, the Chrome browser was showing a yellow padlock for any SSL portions of their site (screenshot). We commonly see this on desktop versions when there is an element …

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March 3, 2015

This is not a comparison between different hosting companies but rather the different types of hosting and how they fit with Magento. Shared Cost: Low Speed: Medium – High Monthly Traffic: Low Strength: Inexpensive Shared hosting is where you “share” a server and the resources with several other companies. The hosting provider will setup a server and typically set a …

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