Farewell to Magento 1

Magento 1 End of Life

Any software has a specific life cycle. Starting with a simple idea and ending with a full-fledged end to the development and support of the product and Magento 1 is no exception. For almost 13 years, Magento 1 was in first place among all CMS systems. Due to its simplicity, convenience and powerful features for e-commerce have made this system incredibly popular among owners of online stores. And with popularity come rewards and money from large investors. However, all the good things sooner or later end and it is time for Magento 1 to pass the baton to his heir, Magento 2, and in this article, we will tell you what improvements are waiting for you.

The risks

But first, let's talk about the risks. Perhaps you are one of those people who are too accustomed to everything good and convenient and at the moment you do not see any reason to switch to the new version of Magento. Yes, Magento 1 is a wonderful e-commerce system, but with the cessation of its support, the risk of losing everything that you have created with sweat and blood increases. The reason for this is simple: after June 2020 Magento 1 will become very vulnerable to various security threats, and the development and introduction of new features and functions will also stop, which also affects the safety of you and your customers. But with Magento 2 you may not be afraid of anything, as it will become even better and safer. In addition, you will find many other improvements that will make your work in e-commerce much easier, more convenient and more efficient. Here are some of them.

Key features of Magento 2

High performance

Now thanks to optimization and all kinds of improvements, Magento 2 allows you to load pages at lightning speed (20% faster than Magento 1).

Increased catalog page views 

From now on Magento 2 can support over 10 million page views per hour instead of 500000 of Magento 1even on the same hardware.

Database update

After updating the database, now more than 25 people can update various products and the number of simultaneously processed orders has also increased.

Updated admin panel

With this improvement, administrators will be able to customize the admin panel for easier access to any important information. It also greatly increased the speed of the import of new products.

More mobile-friendly than ever

Mobile devices are now at the cutting edge of technology and most site views are now being done through mobile phones. Magento 2 will become even more mobile-friendly thanks to new themes that have become even more convenient for SEO.

Farewell to Magento 1

Quality assurance is everything

Now in Magento 2, there will be an automatic testing system that repeatedly improves the quality of the code, speeds up the QA process and allows you to enter the market faster.

Convenience of payments

Now Magento 2 has integrated payment systems such as PayPal, Braintree, and Authorize.net, so now a need for third-party extensions has disappeared.

Constant updates

Every month new updates will be released and support will be provided simultaneously for both Community and Enterprise Editions.

As you can see, the list of improvements is quite impressive both in the number of these improvements and in their significance. Thanks to them, Magento 2 is ahead of other CMS systems that are available to customers, and the open-source system makes Magento 2 an unlimited field for improvements and excellence in an already huge set of amenities and functions. Starting with the free version and ending with the convenience of work for SEO and a huge community of advanced users and developers who will always come to the rescue and who strive to make Magento 2 even better.

Switching from Magento 1 to Magento 2 consists of 3 fairly simple steps.

First step. Updating your database and file systems and fitting them to the Magento 2 structure.

Second step. View all your custom themes that make your site unique and transfer them to a new version.

Third step. Checking the performance, polishing the roughness and making sure that everything works as it should.

After passing through these three stages, when all systems are working properly, the site can be launched.

What, these steps seem scary to you and you are afraid that you can’t cope with them? Do not worry, because for this we and our team of experienced professionals exist. We will help you and make the process of moving your business to Magento 2 smooth, fast, and most importantly reliable. So don't be afraid to write to us, especially to our Team of Magento 2 Developers and they will tell you everything in detail and will consult you.

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