LiteMage Cache Now Available for Magento 2

After we added LiteMage Cache support to our Magento hosting platform last year, it has helped store owners dramatically improve their page speed with very little efforts, thanks to the built-in caching functionality of the LiteSpeed Enterprise web server and the Litemage Magento extension. Until now the Litemage feature has only been available for Magento 1.x which was unfortunate since more and more users are making the leap to Magento 2.

Today LiteSpeed announced LiteMage 2, which is finally Magento 2 compatible! LiteMage 2 simplifies your stack (requiring only the LiteMage Extension and LiteSpeed Web Server) while providing greater performance gains than either Magento’s built-in PageCache or Varnish. In the majority of cases LiteMage Cache can improve your stores’ performance out-of-box, with no extra configuration necessary. This is possible as LiteMage is built directly into LiteSpeed Web Server, allowing HTTPS, HTTP/2, and cached pages to all be handled in a single application.

LiteMage takes Magento 2’s improved performance and turbo-charges it, bringing the speed, scalability, and ease-of-use you’ve come to expect from LiteSpeed to Magento’s newest platform.

LiteMage Cache is included free of charge on all ProperHost Magento hosting plans, and can be purchased as an optional addon on our dedicated and cloud servers. Feel free to contact our support department if you have any questions.

Important Security Updates in Magento 2.0.4 Release

Yesterday, Magento 2.0.4 was released, bringing important functional and security updates to the latest commerce platform.

Important: Magento 2.0.4 replaces Magento 2.0.3, which was released the day before, to address a packaging issue. If you have already installed the original release, you must replace it with the new version to ensure that your site receives all security enhancements.

The new release is available for both Magento Enterprise Edition and Community Edition, and contains several security improvements, including:

  • Prevents anonymous access to web APIs by default so that private information about the store, such as pricing, stock details, and upcoming promotions, are not disclosed without authentication. Merchants can still configure their APIs to support anonymous access if it is required by certain extensions. More information is available
  • Sets limits on the number of Admin and Customer Token Access API password attempts allowed to help prevent brute force attempts to guess passwords.
  • Fully resolves a previous issue with cross-site scripting so that attackers cannot enter an email address with malicious JavaScript code during customer registration on the storefront.
  • Fixes multiple parameters in the payment module that were vulnerable to reflected cross-site scripting attacks.

For the full list of enhancements and upgrade instructions, see the official release notes for the Community Edition and Enterprise Edition.

ProperHost currently offers a free 30-day trial on all our Magento 2.0 compatible hosting plans, so make sure to try out the next generation e-commerce platform today!