How to Repair

E-Commerce and WordPress Integrated

How to Repair is an eCommerce website that is integrated with a WordPress Content Management Website. The main purpose of the website is to provide assistance to DIY repairs of Home Appliances. Usually, when an appliance breaks down, the cost of calling a technician to repair the appliance is prohibitively high, especially when the appliance is out of warranty. Invariably, a consumer chooses to buy a new appliance rather than call a technician. Often, the repairs are simple enough, if only there were some assistance available. How-to-repair provides that assistance through video tutorials. The website also sells the necessary spare parts.

The database contains millions of spare-parts and in combination with the appliance type, make and models the combination spawns to several more millions of rows. The conventional Magento framework which works on ORM model, will fail at several levels when dealing with such a large set of data.

Open IT Works has customized several components of the Magento framework to ensure that the website is able to handle the volume of the data and also provides an effective search for all the parts through combinations of model, make and serial numbers.

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Technology Landscape

Server Side
  • PHP
  • Zend Framework
  • Magento eCommerce
  • MySQL
  • Maria DB
Server Deployment Support
  • Private Cloud using Ubuntu Linux
  • ElasticSearch
  • Nginx