4 Jun

Host M1 stores without the PCI stress – Sonassi Assurance

The TL;DR – Sonassi Assurance provides up to £50,000 warranty against a PCI breach for M1 customers taking best practice steps to secure their store.  This doesn’t make you PCI compliant, but it mitigates the costs of a full PFI investigation, as has been clearly stated by Visa for any M1 store being breached after … Continue reading

19 May

Magento EOL: Am I able to retain PCI Compliance on Magento 1?

Update: Please see our article on M1 stores without the PCI stress – Sonassi Assurance for more details on what to do if you can't upgrade in time. With Magento’s end of life (EOL) fast approaching we’ve had some clients raise the question – ‘Are we still PCI compliant after June?’. PCI compliance can be very ambiguous … Continue reading

30 Jan

Magento MySQL Replication

We've got a fairly vast experience of MySQL clusters - and Percona have worked with us on a number of occasions when pushing the boundaries of complex configurations. Can Magento natively handle read-only slaves Magento is natively capable of splitting off reads/writes to different database servers (with the exception of a few broken releases, eg. … Continue reading

12 Jul

Why Siege isn't an accurate test tool for Magento performance

We're getting pretty concerned at Sonassi HQ with the growing confusion surrounding transactions per second (TPS), requests per second (RPS) and concurrency by the community as a whole. Shamefully, I fear that we are guilty for bucking this trend. We created a monster, now its time to put it down 3 years ago, when we … Continue reading