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If you already own a Magento version 1 store and not yet upgraded into the Magento version 2, would recommend you must upgrade your store before Magento community stop supporting the Magento Version 1.
If you are planning to built Magento store for your E-commerce business and don’t know much about the Magento 1 (M1) & Magento 2 (M2) which would be better and which hosting providers & plans would be better and what should avoid before starting the Magento online store.
Here I’m providing you some basic idea for all your need before starting the any eCommerce store!!!
Let Me Give You Some Basic Ideas of M1 & M2.
Basically the M1 stand for all the version like 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 18.104.22.168, etc. all the version with the Magento 1.x.x.x are called under the version M 1 and on the other side..
M2 stands for all the version like 2.0, 2.1, 2.3, 2.5 etc and all the version with the Magento 2.x.x.x are under the version M2.
What are the Main Difference Between Magento1 & Magento2:
Magento version 2 has been released after 10 years of the Version 1, with all the great features and performance. Now version 2 are creating boom & history in the eCommerce Market places with there great performance as compare with the version 1. Now custom Functionality can be easily implemented in version 2. Moreover CMS content interface of version 2 improved a lot along with the admin menu navigation. Apart from this now the version 2 provide Full Page Caching facilities, to make the website speed faster.
Also, the detailed analysis of M1 & M2 in terms of:
Dashboard of the Magento 2 is very attractive & very user friendly. Finding the information, accessing & managing the navigation is very easy and efficient. Apart from that it has a comprehensive dashboard, at an instance that shows the total sales, average orders, last order, revenues, Tax, Best customer etc. Which help a lot to monitor the current stats of the business at an instance.
Store performance has been improved in Magento 2 as compared to the Magento 1. It has been incorporated with the various new technologies i.e. Apache, Symfony, Latest PHP, Composer, Nginx, Full Page Caching etc. With the latest PHP versions security has improved a lot & store’s speed got faster. Minimized Java Script reduce the unnecessary browser’s operations too.
Installation & updation of the new extensions has become easier. Apart from that process of installing extensions & modification of functionality it has also became easier because of the new technology implementation i.e. HTML5, CSS3, & Require.js etc.
4. Speed & Performance:
The great thing I feel best with the Magento 2 is page load speed & performance. Apart from this Magento 2 is blessed with the full-page caching in both Community as well as Enterprise Edition.
As you know the Magento community edition version is free of cost, but the enterprise edition version has different pricing:
Magento CE (Community) – Free!
Magento EE (Enterprise) – Starts at $22,000 per year.
Magento EE Cloud – Starts at $2000 per year (includes hosting)
Magento 2 has strengthen the password with the hasting algorithms (SHA-256) & made the password stronger.
Magento 2 SEO settings support is good for the basic needs of on-page SEO implementation. i.e. Meta Title, Meta Keywords, Meta Description, Mass Settings for Product Meta Data, Meta Data for Categories & CMS Pages & product page etc.
Here I’m writing to make you aware for the Worlds best Hosting providers for the Magento Community Edition to build your online store, known as “SiteGround“.
SiteGround is one of the most preferable & high performance hosting providers for any heavy Magento eCommerce online stores. SiteGround has invested significant resources in applying technologies that boost the performance of our online stores even on their more affordable shared servers. They provide free Cloudflare CDN with Railgun to make both yours and your customers’ experience with Magento really fast and enjoyable. They always make sure that your Magento online eCommerce store is safer and better supported than anywhere else!
Please have a look on the plans with all the features provided by the SiteGround.
If you already own a Magento 1 store & running it perfectly with the Magento 1 you can continue with that until Magento community announce to stop the support for the Magento 1. But I would suggest you must go for the Magento 2. Here’s why:
- There will be no any innovation with Magento 1, for better support solutions.
- The technology & innovation used in Magento 2 are world-class and are upto dated based upon the latest technology & requirements of the current trends (i.e currently 70% of the users are access the website/stores by smart phones)
- Magento 2 provides the better speed, high security & great performance compare to the Magento 1.
If you have any query or concern, about anything related to the Magento 1 to Magento 2 upgrade or for any new Magento store, feel free to contact at firstname.lastname@example.org