Magento Performance Case Study: How Online Fashion Store IzyShoes Got 15x Faster Overnight

This is the first post in a series of customer success stories from clients that use the ProperHost hosting platform to empower their online businesses. First out is a performance case study of IzyShoes, an online fashion store built on Magento that specialize in women’s shoes, bags and accessories. In the case study we highlight the challenges they were facing, and how IzyShoes were able to significantly improve page loading speed and ultimately increase sales and customer satisfaction with the help of ProperHost.

Read the full story to learn how IzyShoes reduced Magento page load time by 93.5% in one simple step!

Magento 2.0 Has Been Released

Magento just announced that the brand new version Magento 2.0 has been released and is now available for download. Magento 2.0 marks the next major release of the eCommerce software since version 1.0 was released back in 2008. Besides a complete rewrite of the core foundation, Magento 2.0 offers enhanced performance and scalability, new features to boost conversion rates, and business agility and productivity improvements.

Read the full announcement here:

We have already received multiple enquiries regarding whether Magento 2.0 can be installed on our servers. Magento 2.0 has a new set of system requirements, some of which may cause backwards compatibility issues with existing Magento 1.x installations. We can therefore not officially support Magento 2.0 yet on our shared servers. We are, however, exploring the possibilities of offering Magento 2.0 hosting in the near future.

Please also note that Magento 2.0 has a completely new architecture and structure, thus, it is not possible to upgrade from Magento 1.x to 2.0 without significant effort.