Its that time of year again, we’re closed for Christmas

Another year has passed and we’ll soon be saying the end to 2014 and hello to 2015 – but you’ll have to do it without our development team, well, at least until we re-open on January 5th 2015. Our Manchester office (the development team) will be shut from 23rd December 2014 until 5th January 2015. Development team members will still be checking their respective and common email inbox’s – but only on a semi-regular basis, hosting support will continue to be provided 24/7 via theclientarea.info. The team here at Sonassi wants to thank all our customers for making our 2014 so brilliant – and we look forward to continuing to be the best Magento provider in the UK during the years to come. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

How much does server location really matter

A bit of background Sonassi is a Magento hosting provider, that specialises wholly in high performance Magento hosting using the highly regarded MageStack Operating System. We have Magento developers and Magento consultants on staff to support hosting customers; we eat, sleep and breath Magento. Server location does matter … or does it? I fear I may have got carried away with this email #sales #sarcasm pic.twitter.com/Wmju11qLIZ — Ben Lessani @sonassi (@sonassi) December 4, 2014 A question that we are (extremely) often asked is whether we have servers installed in [country X]. More often than not, the question is posed from US merchants, looking to use our hosting services (as of writing this article, the majority of our infrastructure is in the UK). So I find myself in a situation where I’ve got two challenges to overcome, To educate the customer on the technical relevance (and irrelevance) of location To change … Continue reading

Awesome, Talented and Eager PHP Magento Developers Wanted

Hi there potential employee, are you a PHP Developer? Looking for a job in the Manchester area? We’re still hiring … We are Sonassi, a Manchester based PHP development agency that specialises in Magento development. We specialise in the creation of e-commerce solutions, using Magento as the platform for all of our projects. There are two big aspects to our business, one is Magento web development (our key focus) and the other is Magento web hosting (we have our own rack-space and equipment in data centres across Manchester). Right now, we are looking to grow our current extraordinary team and have PHP developer positions to fill. Sound interesting, read on … The job role You will be required to build new websites (both front-end and back-end development), maintain existing websites, speak to customers on the odd occasion (we like our customers to speak direct with who they are working with), … Continue reading

Its that time of year again, we’re closed for Christmas

Another year has passed and we’ll soon be saying the end to 2012 and hello to 2013 – but you’ll have to do it without us, well, at least until we re-open on January 7th 2013. Our Manchester office will be shut from 21st December 2012 until 7th January 2013. Team members will still be checking their respective and common email inbox’s – but only on a semi-regular basis. The team here at Sonassi wants to thank all our customers for making our 2012 so brilliant – and we look forward to continuing being the best Magento agency in the UK during the years to come. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Decorating our Dock Office

After 3 successful years of growth, the time came for us to move locations. So we said farewell to our Regus office in Exchange Quay and said hello to the Dock Office, Salford Quays. We had toured many, many sites in Manchester and kept seeing the recurring theme of “Chrome & Glass” Regus-esque style serviced offices – but we were looking for something with a bit of history and a lot of character. Salford Quays isn’t a typical location for character, but is an ideal location for the team – and only a stones throw from Media City. The Dock Office The Dock Office sits beside Trafford Road in Salford. It is a Grade II listed building, designed by Harry Fairhurst and Son, was built in 1925. Beside the building is the former gateway, also by Fairhurst, that once provided access to the docks. The words “Manchester Docks” once ran … Continue reading