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on December 18, 2019
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Magento is undoubtedly the first name that strikes the head when it comes to choosing the platform for the development of shopping sites. In fact, the versatility of Magento is so popular that it has grown to power 28% of websites across the network and 16% of the top one million websites.

Here are a few reasons to consider Magento as your e-commerce platform :

Solely an eCommerce platform

Unlike other widely used CMS platforms like WordPress, Drupal which isn’t specifically built for eCommerce, Magento stands out. Magento was solely created to be an eCommerce platform.

Apart from being an eCommerce platform, Magento is designed to make sure it is easy for everyone using, from developers to store administrator to end-users.

Open Souce

A top reason for the developers to choose Magento is that it is open source. We can download, change or use this Magento CE(Community Edition) version in any way we want. 

If we have a Magento specialist by our side, by installing Magento extensions, we can override the Magento code and boost the eCommerce website with new features and desired functionality.

Magento Community

Magento being an open-source eCommerce platform has a large community of developers working all over the world ensuring the eCommerce platform is up-to-date, secure and fast. 

If we face any issue with the Magento eCommerce website, we can always count on the community to help us with proper guidelines and fixes for the particular problem.

No restriction on hosting

Unlike other eCommerce platforms like Shopify, Magento can be hosted on any hosting platform. We can choose a hosting platform that fits our requirements and our budget.

Even in the case of migration, we have no restriction and can host eCommerce sites anywhere we want.

High Performance

When it comes to page load time, query processing time and other dynamic or static operations, Magento beats it all.

Magento offers a number of options and configuration adjustments that can give you a tremendous boost in performance and make loading your site faster by using flat catalogs to reduce cached storage SQL queries and merge Javascript and CSS files.

Responsive Design

Magento provides a mobile-friendly responsive design by default. Magento e-commerce CMS’s Community and Enterprise versions now integrate several HTML5 features, ensuring superior mobile shopping experiences are provided.

Support Search Engine Optimisation

Magento is an SEO friendly platform.  Magento comes with inbuilt SEO features. We could design the Magento eCommerce stage to exhibit metadata and portrayals for products and classes, sitemaps for motors like google together with for Google, power over URLs, etc.


As Magento 1 will end its support by June 2020, Magento 2 is growing on the market.  Even though Magento 1 is still alive and running, there are some startling differences between the two. Magento 2 offers many improved features like scalability, extended customization abilities, easy checkout, mobile-friendliness, etc.

Written By
Sreeju Unnikrishnan

Content Specialist in Science | Space | Future | Climate Change | Astronomy. Founder of Average Student Company CFA, Former Portfolio Manager for Eaton Vance and Director of Analytics for the Charlotte Hornets. Creator of Stock Genius and Mabble. @bclous


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