It is a licensed open source CMS application, working under Adobe Experience Cloud. Its basic services are available for free while other advanced options are available upon payment. Customers are provided an opportunity to try the free trial period for the service as well.
The company advertises hassle-free usage and reduced costs alongside inventory conduction capabilities. It contains an open to automate highly repetitive tasks to save manual input. The company is one of the most popular options for content management systems available, to date. Its high customizability and expansiveness, makes it one of the most sought after CMS systems on the market.
The company was founded by Yoav Kutner and Roy Rubin in 2007. Within this time is made a huge mark and caught the eye of the giants in e-commerce and by 2011 it was purchased by eBay the company further sold the company in 2015, after a few jumps, it was finally bought by Adobe.
Magento Open Source
Magento Open Source was formerly known as the community addition. It is free to download and is suitable for small businesses and startups.
Magento commerce was formerly known as enterprise addition. It has a heavy price tag and is best suited for bigger businesses and large companies.
Even with its heavy price tag, Magento commerce is becoming an attractive option for even small business due to its extremely user-friendly interface, customizability and overall control
Pro’s & Con’s
- Demo/ free trial period.
- Contains a global community of users.
- More than 260,000 merchants.
- Extremely customizable.
- Suited for advanced users/ companies.
- Does not contain ease of use capabilities.
- Requires knowledge of coding.
- No web hosting support.
It is a platform which is initially free to download, however, there are overhead extra charges like web hosting, domains, SSL certification etc. prices can further rack up as a result of hiring developers for coding purposes as well as graphic designers.
There are a number of hardware requirements required to run a site using Magento. They include;
- Linux operating system.
- SSL certified for enabling secure HTTP protocols as well as URL’s.
- PHP scripting language, a minimum.
- MySQL data base.
- Up to date browser.
- Accommodation of Storefront and admin rights.
- Software support and security patches, for the built-in ones with Magento, will cease to exist as off 2020.