Magento Developers based in Nottingham
Magento is a heavyweight in e-commerce software and is used by many larger sites and brands. It has a free to use Community edition that you can host anywhere and has hundreds of extensions available (usually paid for). You can add multiple storefronts on different domains to the same back-end for easier stock and order management. It has approximately a 29% market share of all e-commerce websites.
Kuki offer full Magento design and development services using the FREE to use Open Source (Community) Edition, versions 1 & 2.
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Magento v220.127.116.11 was the last version of the first generation version of Magento. Magento 1 support will be phased out sometime over the next few years, but Kuki continues to support all Magento 1 websites. Magento say they will give at least 18 months notice before they end security update support for Magento 1, so despite widespread believe that support will be ending in November 2018, this is not the case as Magento haven’t yet given any notice and in fact they state that they will continue to support Magento 1 for the foreseeable future.
Our advise if you already have a Magento 1 website is to have a rebuild upgrade done to version 2 if you can afford the work sooner rather than later as there may be a panic demand on Magento developers when Magento finally make the end of life announcement. However, if you can’t afford to upgrade to Magento 2 right now, then you at least have the peace of mind in knowing that the end is not yet announced.
Magento 2 was officially released in November 2015 and is a rebuild of the software from the ground up so it’s very different to version 1. There is also no direct upgrade path so upgrading from v1 to v2 requires a complete rebuild and Magento 2 sites take longer to build than Magento 1 sites do.
The main advantages of Magento 2 are:
- Magento 2 sites run 50% faster than Magento 1 sites
- Magento 2 checkout runs nearly 40% faster than the Magento 1 checkout
- Magento 2 checkout is capable of taking more than double the orders per hour than Magento 1 checkout
- Magento 2 can handle more than double the page views per hour than Magento 1
- New features being developed by Magento will only be available for Magento 2 going forward
- Magento 2 has boosted security features compared to Magento 1
If you’re using Magento v.1.9x but don’t have a PDF User Guide, then here it is.
If you’re using Magento v.2 but don’t have a PDF User Guide, then here it is.
Kuki also provide dedicated Magento optimised hosting for version 1 and 2 sites, with PCI compliance, 24/7 uptime monitoring, and nightly backups. See our managed web hosting page for further details.