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Creating a Test Store in Magento

There is a lot of information scattered over the Internet about how to accomplish almost any task in Magento eCommerce. However, I feel one of the most important tasks is not covered very well, testing updates to your store using a test store instead of a live store; at least not with an end-to-end process. Based on needs within our own Magento eCommerce store (http://beetlebargains.com/shop), I have written a process describing the steps necessary create a test store based on a live store. This process includes the following steps. Backing...

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Internet Hosting Service

We at Minworto use Arvixe for our Internet hosting needs. Arvixe provides a complete array of services at reasonable prices from personal Web sites to Enterprise services.  For most plans, you can choose from Linux hosting or Windows ASP .Net hosting. Here are some of their features: Free domain for life Pre-sales consultation using phone or Internet chat. I used chat and found the representative very helpful. 60-day money back guarantee Great customer service In my experience with multiple domains hosted by Arvixe, the up-time is...

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Who Benefits from Distance Learning?

Everyone! In addition to the knowledge gained through any type of learning activity, parents and children benefit from distance learning when a parent does not have to travel out of town to attend training. Children can also benefit from distance learning to expand on their favorite subjects or explore new and exciting subjects. Instructors benefit from distance learning by not having to travel as much, giving them more time to spend with their family or prepare for their next delivery.

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What is Distance Learning?

Wikipedia – distance learning is the process of creating an educational experience of equal quality for the learner to best suit their needs outside the classroom. Dictionary.com – Education in which students take academic courses by accessing information and communicating with the instructor asynchronously over a computer network. Also called distance education. While both of these definitions are good, the Wikipedia definition, in its simplicity, hits the mark I am aiming for in this series-creating an anytime, anywhere, any...

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scientia potentia est – Knowledge is Power

You’ve probably heard it before; knowledge is power. In today’s economy, having specific knowledge can get you that internship or promotion, help you keep your current job, or, it may help you land a job over dozens of other candidates. How do you get that knowledge when you don’t have time or cannot afford to take time off work to attend classes? This blog post is the first of several posts in part one of five in a Distance Learning Primer. Part One is named Distance Learning Primer: An Introduction to Distance Learning. In...

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