About the Visbot malware

What is the Visbot malware? Visbot is a particular type of malware that is found on hacked Magento stores. It intercepts POST requests to the server (so anything submitted by visitors, such as passwords and payment data), encrypts it and stores it into an hidden image file. This “image” is periodically retrieved by criminals and […]

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Create a robots.txt for your Magento 1 shop

Using robots.txt for Magento Introduction Using a robots.txt is essential for instructing bots and crawlers how and at which rate your shop should be indexed. In this article we explain how to configure your Hypernode to serve a robots.txt for one or multiple storefronts. Manage multiple robots.txt for multiple storefronts If you want to use […]

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Create a robots.txt for your Magento 2 shop

As Magento 2 provides a mechanism for creating a robots.txt file, there is no need to manually create one. All you need to do is add some configuration in Nginx and Magento itself and a robots.txt will be generated periodically using cron. Configure Magento for generating robots.txt To generate a robots.txt file, use the following […]

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Enable clean URL’s in Magento

Clean URL’s are less intimidating to visitors and have a positive effect on search index optimization (SEO) as well. They “Clean up” the URL structure used when visiting a Magento webshop. Rather then having URL’s like: https://your.shop/index.php/some/product, after enabling the Search Engines Optimization setting, the URL will instead be rewritten to: https://your.shop/some/product. This setting does […]

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Fixing bad performance caused by bots and crawlers

First: do you have a problem?  Generally, performance for regular shop visitors might be affected if you have more than 10 bot pageviews per minute or bot traffic exceeds 50% of total pageviews. MageReport Premium offers a handy graph that displays the summary of live bot traffic. When your shop has at least 1600 PHP requests in […]

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Fixing Invalid form key / Ongeldige formuliersleutel

If you get the dreaded “Invalid form key” or “Ongeldige formuliersleutel” error while logging in or working in the admin, something is wrong with your setup. Since version 1.9.2.2 (and patch SUPEE-6788), Magento requires a secret form token to prevent XSRF attacks. Here are some solutions. For these solutions we assume that you have Magerun […]

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Fixing the Webforms Pro 2 vulnerability

Serious security issue Versions up to 2.7.6 of the popular Webforms Pro 2 module by Vladimir Popov are unsafe. Hackers can use it to upload malicious code and essentially take control of the shop. We see active abuse in the wild. Hackers have already automated the attack. Hypernode has implemented an emergency fix on July […]

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How to change your Magento 1 base URL

Information on how to change your Magento 2 base URL can be found here. There are several ways to configure the base_url settings of your Magento 1 shop. Configuring your base URL’s over the web Configure your base URL’s in the Magento 1 admin To configure your base URL’s from within Magento 1, first login […]

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How to set up a Magento Multistore using multiple domains

Many merchants use a single Magento installation for multiple shops or different domains. This way you can address customers from different countries by serving a storefront using their native language and currency settings, or start a secondary website with another layout selling the same or different products. This all can be done using stores, storefronts […]

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Hypernode and PWA hosting

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are a hot item and considered the future of web development. Also Magento believes that PWA’s are the future of the mobile web. Good to know: although Hypernode is managed hosting, it offers developers the freedom to change the NGINX configuration in order to make Hypernode fully compatible with Magento Progressive […]

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