Magento Hosting Blog

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 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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February 16, 2015

If you’ve used Magento even a little bit the chances are that you’ve come across the “Magento Compiler” before. It’s found under System > Tools > Compilation. When installing most Magento extension they typically say to disable the compiler before installation. Some even say to leave it disabled for compatiblity issues. What is the Magento …

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February 1, 2015

Creating a backup of the Magento database is something you’ll probably want (and need) to do from time to time. We’ll try to cover just a few ways you can easily create a backup of the Magento files and/or database. When creating a backup for Magento, you’ll need to decide what you want to backup. …

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The Magento error “Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry XXX for key XXX_increment_id” is caused by a discrepancy between one of the sales or log tables within your Magento store. Not to worry. It’s actually a rather simple fix. PLEASE before you do anything with your database be sure to take a backup! Here’s quick post …

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