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Maksim Komonov

Member Since 04 Apr 2018
Offline Last Active Oct 28 2019 12:51 PM

#311265 Why Doesn't Cs-Cart Have It's Own Servers ?

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 21 January 2019 - 07:28 AM

Ok, guys, that was a looong time ago.


Now CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor have the hosting solution that is dedicated to the product, designed for the product and its based on cloud technologies provided by AWS.


Amazon Cloud Hosting for CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor by Simtech Development.


Just some highlights of this ultimate hosting solution for e-commerce:

- 24/7 server monitoring

- Free daily backups

- Datacenter near your clients

- 99.99% of uptime

- Advanced security

- Configurations optimized for E-commerce



We take care of your server while you expand your business.


We also provide Dev servers if needed.


Annual plans have some sweet bonuses:

- 10% discount on custom development with Simtech Development

- Free Full-Page Cache by Varnish 5+ add-on


To learn more about Amazon Cloud Hosting for CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor, visit our website.


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#307842 Custom Development Discount + Free Full-Page Cache By Varnish 5+ Add-On. Host...

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 19 October 2018 - 07:22 AM

Get 10% discount on custom development and free Full-Page Cache by Varnish 5+ add-on with any AWS Cloud hosting annual plan


AWS Cloud is the hosting that aims to help ecommerce businesses grow. Migrate your website to AWS Cloud hosting and start saving 10% on each custom development order until the last day of your contract. Extend your subscription with another annual plan purchase and continue saving your development budget. This discount will not accumulate with other promotions. If multiple promotions will be available to you, you will only be eligible to receive the largest option.


To help your business grow even faster you will also get an add-on for CS-Cart – Full-Page Cache by Varnish 5+ absolutely free! The add-on will help to significantly increase your website load speed for better ranking and conversion.


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Check out AWS CLoud Hosting

#305339 Check How Strong Your Server Is. Website Checker Release!

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 15 August 2018 - 07:01 AM

Hi guys!


We are happy to introduce the Website Checker by Simtech Development!


With this free tool, you can check your website security gaps, server settings and search engine optimization. CMS, extensions, load speed, SSL, open ports, sensitive files, meta tags, etc. - these are just several of points the Website Checker will gather the information about.


The Checker will run 150+ checks in only 10 minutes. You will receive a report on your email.


It's just the first release and the Checker is far from perfection. We are adding more checks, improving its performance, speed, and accuracy. Together we will make it way better.


Please leave your suggestions and requests regarding the Website Checker here. You opinion matters even if it's negative.


Now let's check

How Strong are Your Website and Server?


*Please note! To see some parts of the report, we will ask you to confirm your ownership of the website as they might have important information about server vulnerabilities.

#303573 Good Vs Bad Bots

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 03 July 2018 - 07:13 AM



Thanks for sharing!

#302977 Good Vs Bad Bots

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 21 June 2018 - 01:18 PM

We'll start with Bad bots:









list five of yours

#302975 Good Vs Bad Bots

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 21 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

Hi everyone!


We monitor our servers performance every day. And every single day we see a huge pile or requests made by crawling bots.


Some of them are search engines, but some just come to get the information for themselves. Sometimes they become too greedy and we have to block them. Though they do no har deliberately, they might eat resources and bandwidth resulting in performance sagging in the end.


The illustration is below. Not too impressive, but that is on an average day.




We've made a list of 5 Bad Bots that waste and 5 Good Bots that add value to your website.


#1 Bad bot in our practice appeared to be MJ12Bot by Majestic.

#1 Good bot is Googlebot by Google (no surprise here)


Read more about bots on our blog.


Why don't we create an extended list of Bad bots and put them into a single file for the sake of CS-Cart users? I know that there are millions of them, but elt's share those you meet in your practice.

#302489 Http-To-Https Migration Checklist

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 08 June 2018 - 02:10 PM

If you're the one who hasn't migrated to HTTPS yet and going to do it in the nearest future, here's a checklist of the most important things to keep in mind.


1. Update internal links to pages on your site – all of them must start with https://

2. Make sure that all external links lead to the updated pages of your site with HTTPS.

3. Check all occurrences of the IMG/CSS/JS tags in your code – they must start with https://.

4. Make sure that you have specified 301 redirects. These are the redirects that are used when moving to HTTPS.

5. Make sure that you have protected the whole site, not just one of its elements (login page, order goods page, etc.).

6. Check the canonical links. All links with rel = canonical should lead to your new HTTPS pages.

7. Make sure that your CDN-provider supports HTTPS (today almost all CDN-providers have such support).

8. Set up HTTPS in Google Search Console. A site with HTTPS must be added as New Property in Search Console. Do not forget to reload the Disavow file.

9. Open the indexing of your HTTPS pages if it was closed earlier.

10. Send an updated sitemap.xml with HTTPS URLs to Search Console so that Google can better index your site.

11. Keep track of the traffic of your new site. Initially, the traffic will drop while the transition to HTTPS, but later it will normalize and enter new, higher positions.




Read more about HTTP-to-HTTPS migrationin our blog.




Guys, are we missing anything?

Join in in the comments to create a complete MIGRATION CHECKLIST!

#301606 Fastcomet Hosting

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 15 May 2018 - 07:20 AM



If you decide to improve your hosting one day, consider AWS Cloud hosting?


We offer a business solution for CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor owners which includes AWS cloud hosting with entire server support - optimized server settings, 24/7 monitoring, software updates, backups, load speed optimization, SSL and much more. We make servers perform better without additional hardware and save money.


We have servers in Amazon data centers in London, North Virginia (USA), California (USA), Ireland, Paris, Mumbai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney.


If you want to save your time on the server works and dedicate it to your business growth - delegate this work to Simtech Development.


Migration is free.


Reach us for a free consultation on our website.

#299690 Do You Use Control Panel To Manages Servers Yourself?

Posted by Maksim Komonov on 04 April 2018 - 11:56 AM

Hi all,
Millions of businesses use a control panel to manage servers. But we are not sure it gives them an opportunity to squeeze it all from the hardware due to its interface limitations. Moreover, some operations can be too much time-consuming if made via the panel. As for the software updates routine, it proved to be a pain in the... leg.
Alongside, DevOps say that using control panel does not allow you to promptly and smoothly integrate with the advanced methodology of CI/CD development.
Read about disadvantages of using control panel on the example of one of the most popular solutions – cPanel, and let us know what you think about the subject.
Is using a control panel worth the effort or is it better to trust your servers to professionals for some extra charge?