Magento For E-commerce

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Main Ecommerce Magento Aspects

Hosting

Magento Commerce is not going to work on a simple shared hosting. The developers recommend installing 256MB of RAM available for the script. The minimum possible water line is 64MB, but be prepared for the most of the pages not loading without the enabled cache.

Also please note the CPU limit at your hosting. We had a few cases the site shutting down due to the CPU load more than 3%. Noteworthy, that the site at the moment was visited by less than 15-25 people a day.

Attended by up to 50 people a day simple operative Magento store is worth about 70$/year. Customized hosting plans for Magento sites may cost around 20$/month. Such stores work rapidly easily haling the attendance of about 300 people/day.

Here goes the place for examples of test loads on the hostings I worked with:

hostmonster.com's cost is about $70/year (25 users, 30min)

Magento development ecommerce SaM Solutions

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nic.ru rate 201 - ~ $110/year (50 users, 30min)

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1gb.ru rate VZ-1 ~ $130/year (50 users, 30min)

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Market

Magento originally has been developed by Ukrainian team, but the payment and deliveries methods are targeted at the Western market (Europe, USA, etc.). The bare version includes following methods of payment: via Credit Card, PayPal, Authorize.net, Payflow Pro, check payments, bank transfer. Moreover, integration with the majority of Western payment systems are available in free extensions.

Localization

The localization beta (90% ready) pack is to be downloaded from the official site. You can find user localization is the site forums, which slightly enhances the situation. Anyway, the replacement of a particular number of post is going to be inevitable. 

Built-In Functions

One of the strongest aspects of Magento is an extensive built-in functionality, which you get after installing the store. Having set up the store you get the following:

  • Multiple currencies
  • Multilingualism
  • Many sites on the same system
  • Discounts/Coupons
  • Reports
  • Wishlist
  • Restricting access and more

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At the same time, it is a disadvantage. If a portion of this all is not needed on the frontend, the developer will have to put a lot of effort to disable this part.

Development

Magento is a fairly complex Zend Framework based system. Work with dynamic content is delpoyed using the framework Prototype, insted of wide-known jQuery (deployment of one is going to be tricky). Magento doesn't support classic MVC patern either. Pages generation is executed by the following elements: Controller, Model, Block, View. Thus, direct template download from the controller is not going to work. Besides standart phtml pages template files, pages generation is implemented by xml files, determining which block are to be included on each page. 

Therefore, if you need to make a unique template for the store based on the designer PSD file, you need to engage frontend and backend developers. Design-attaching is going to cost a lot.

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Magento is exceptionally scallable. In fact, any store function can be overwritten or replaced by the developed files. Remarkably, that the whole engine doesn't need to be rewritten. Each version or unit can be changed by «rewrite». Paths request can be redirected inside the controller. Besides, using the event observer for the majority of key actions arbitrary functional can be added. The use of third-party code without affecting the core files allows painless upgrades of new Magento versions.

Summing up, if you are eager to create a store with a unique design, that will cost a fortune. The number of familiar with the Magento developers is rather low. Those, who are working with it, have loads of orders and high hourly rate. 

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Usability

The administrative part of Magento has a user friendly interface. Furthermore, Magento backend executed perfectly. Having spend a little time, the user will be able to manage with the elementary store needs without looking up at the help. At the same time, some aspects may still remain vague, such as tax management, the creation of mailing lists, localization management, multiple currencies, different kinds of shops. Magento functionality allows to manage different domain names using a common backend. Thus, users may not even notice that these stores are connected.

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Frontend part of the standard store is rather complicated. According to the conveys, ordering part is the most difficult for the user (about 5 steps).

 

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You could buy an already existing expansion which simplifies ordering. In addition, due to the extensive functionality, users can get overwhelmed. But, as said above, all the unnecessary functionality of the store can be disabled and only a portion of the store left directly.

If you still have some questions, our Sam Ecommerce Magento Developers will be happy to answer them! 

The article origin (in Russian): Article On Habraharb

Comments (1):
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by :
Great stffu, you helped me out so much!
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