Some of the biggest obstacles to becoming an entrepreneurial retailer?

eCommerce | Layer 5 Solutions Ltd

During a recent conversation with some entrepreneurial retailers, we got to talking about choosing which vertical markets could be worth investing in, and what the initial and ongoing effort would be to manage the end to end relationship from distributor to end user. Having worked at the sharp end of multi-channel IT resale, we know … Read more

Paypal, Poodle and SSLv3 for Magento hosting customers

The latest in the recent spate of “security scares” (Heartbleed, Shellshock, et. al.) is upon us, The SSL3 Poodle! The non-tech summary is “SSL3 is an older, weaker method of encryption, and is vulnerable. Most modern secure connections should use a newer method called TLS”. So in this post, Poodle SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, by Joe Nash for … Read more

Running Magento Under PHP 5.5 – preg_replace deprecation issues

Magento versions prior to 1.9 aren’t formally certified to run under PHP 5.5 (have a look here for formal supported versions) but in the main runs fine, and we like it because of all of the performance perks you can get in this version compared to 5.4 and prior. However, we have seen one issue … Read more

We are hiring – check out our latest job vacancies

We currently have openings for the following two posts: Magento Developer – PHP5, Zend, OOP, MVC, MySQL, HTML Prestige offices in Warrington, Cheshire, close to M56. Manchester, or Birmingham working locations available. £30,000-£40,000 per annum Dependent on Experience If you’re a highly skilled Magento developer with great PHP, Zend and MySQL skills, this is a … Read more

The Death of a Server – A Cautionary Tale

One of our hosting clients also has some services hosted… Elsewhere. And Elsewhere has a problem. The symptoms are easy to describe: The high-profile eCommerce installation that’s meant to be live and selling to the world – is dead. Not resting, not stunned, not pining for anything. Apache: dead, MySQL: dead, even Plesk: Dead. They’re all dead, Dave. … Read more