When evaluating which e-commerce platform is best suited to growing your retail business, there are several leading software hosting solutions to choose from. Most are designed to support small online stores so that they are easy to use and manage (given that the average retail owner has limited time to get to grips with software implementation); however, they tend to offer poor scalability or flexibility which, in the rapidly evolving retail landscape, can be a significant obstacle to growth for larger and more established businesses.
While Adobe’s Magento 1 was often criticised for its shortcomings, the reworked Magento 2 has undergone a comprehensive overhaul and has been significantly re-engineered to support the latest cutting-edge technologies. With upgraded and improved programming patterns, improved usability, and an optimised development platform, Magento 2 is the must-have e-commerce platform that could transform your retail business operation.
1) Improved Documentation
Magento 2 hosting is now supported by comprehensive development documentation which is available via the website for all platform users, including front and back-end engineers and administration staff. Countless professional blogs are also freely accessible to help users with every stage of implementation, as well as free online courses to support Magento 2 development.
2) Improved Performance And Scalability
Magento 2 offers many improvements over its predecessor to deliver improved performance and scalability, including:
✔ Full page caching, which is now provided out-of-the-box to all users.
✔ Database support to facilitate separating data according to distinct areas of the application, such as catalogue or sales, to achieve better performance.
✔ Static content can be compiled in advance to reduce demand on the infrastructure and achieve more efficient caching.
✔ Support for PHP8 and Elasticsearch , as well as improved Redis cache back-end support.
3) A Better User Experience
To maximise the chances of a site visitor making a purchase, Magento 2 has been comprehensively reworked to simplify the user experience, making it more linear and easier to navigate for shoppers. Caching has also been improved throughout the checkout process to make it easier for users to return to abandoned shopping carts and complete their purchase.
4) Robust Security
Magento 1 is now at the end of its life cycle, so technical support and security patches are no longer provided by the vendor, or by many third-party e-commerce software engineers. This will render the dwindling base of Magento 1 users vulnerable to cyberattacks, which is also discouraging many card vendors from supporting the platform. Magento 2, by comparison, delivers robust security protocols, with regular updates ensuring that even the mildest threats are mitigated.
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