Nexcess: Providing Lightning Fast Hosting for eCommerce Stores Running Magento

Carrie Wheeler, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
In the fast-paced eCommerce landscape, companies need to keep their online stores flexible, fast, and open to innovation to meet demand and drive continued success. This is why Magento, an open-source, proven solution is so popular in the eCommerce space. As with any technology needed to run the business, there are non-negotiable attributes for managing a website and the underlying infrastructure that every organization must prioritize: make it secure so customers trust it and make it highly performant to meet user demand. In today’s complex online environment, Google’s latest ranking requirements on speed are growing in importance. Research increasingly shows that site speed and security directly affect eCommerce conversion rates — and thus the growth of a company. Organizations can’t achieve these needs alone. Having a cloud infrastructure and an experienced, specialized application hosting solution that addresses and solves for these needs and challenges is critical.

Where Nexcess really shines is providing these critical capabilities and providing the most experienced technical support in the industry with fully managed application hosting & ecommerce services for Magento, WooCommerce, and WordPress sites, stores, and applications. With over twenty years of extensive testing, support, and hosting experience, Nexcess has listened closely to the market and created a cloud platform designed to power, support, and help eCommerce businesses continuously innovate. In its early days, the company provided a managed hosting platform that offered traditional hosting services. Over the years, they created an ecosystem of Magento web development agencies and online store developers who have extensive experience in Magento, and count on the infrastructure, support, and expertise from Nexcess as their extended team. Nexcess and Magento go way back.

“In fact, the earliest versions of Magento were built on Nexcess’ servers as we were the first to offer a pre-packaged application-based hosting solution configured to optimize Magento,” mentions Carrie Wheeler, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company.

A majority of Nexcess’ clients leverage the fully managed Magento platform. When it comes to addressing security, the company helps their clients adhere to security standards including PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR, to name a few.

“As a large segment of our customers operate internationally, we help them achieve GDPR compliance and have tools in place that enhance the security posture of their eCommerce businesses,” mentions Carrie.

As the company has taken serious note of various security threats, including spamming, phishing, fake purchases, and bots, it continues to innovate to meet the ongoing challenges faced by security threats.


In fact, the earliest versions of Magento were built on Nexcess’ servers as we were the first to offer a pre-packaged hosting solution configured to optimize Magento


As an example, when Magento 1 went endof- life in 2020, Nexcess developed and deployed Nexcess Safe HarborTM which allows clients to remain on M1 with the proactive malware detection, threat monitoring, and security patches they need until they are ready to migrate to M2 or their next platform, like WooCommerce.

Many hosting companies talk about speed. Nexcess prides itself on speed and performance because they’ve invested in features and functionality that truly delivers it. In one case study, a Magento migration to Nexcess helped an agency’s client increase their site speed by over 350%. The unique speed-focused features Nexcess offers include on-demand performance testing, a built-in CDN, and advanced caching for ultra-fast loading. One truly unique capability is their auto scaling feature, which monitors websites and triggers a scaling event whenever traffic grows. So when you promote flash sales, see activity from a post that goes viral, or prepare for seasonal spikes like holiday shopping, you can be confident that your site is ready to handle it.

Developers trust Nexcess to handle the small stuff and the not-so-small stuff, which frees them up to focus on creating outstanding websites for their clients. This trust stems from the company’s deep experience in deploying application-specific hosting platforms that scale businesses. Nexcess achieves this through a team of engineers and internet pros who truly understand what their clients need, and go above and beyond to meet their diverse business requirements. Nexcess offers prepackaged solutions for optimized hosting of Magento and other leading eCommerce and content platforms. As the solutions come with diverse capabilities related to processing power, speed, security, and support, customers can choose a package that best suits their business requirements.

Moving ahead, the company intends to continue its commitment of focusing on the open-source community. As Adobe focuses up-market and increasingly on their enterprise and closed environment, Nexcess is continuing to invest and innovate, developing the features clients in the open source community are looking for — and have come to expect from a proven, experienced, industry leader.

Company
Nexcess

Headquarters
Lansing, MI

Management
Carrie Wheeler, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Description
Nexcess is a fully managed applications hosting service provider for Magento, WooCommerce, and WordPress sites, stores, and applications. With over ten years of extensive testing, support, and hosting experience, Nexcess has created a cloud platform designed to power eCommerce businesses. In its early days, the company provided a managed hosting platform to offer traditional hosting services. Over the years, they created an ecosystem of web development agencies and online store developers who have extensive experience in building e-commerce stores on Magento

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