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Magento 1 vs Magento 2. What is more appropriate for your business?


Since the release of the newest version of Magento eCommerce platform, choice of the appropriate version became one of the most discussed topics. We hope that this article could help you to make the right decision.

Definitely, it was added a wide variety of great features and updates in the second version of Magento, such as user-friendly admin page, framework improvements, support latest versions of PHP, Varnish etc. But can I say that Magento 2 could certainly fit your business needs? Let’s take a look at the difference between these versions.

The choice between Magento 1 and Magento 2 depends on your aims.

Do you want to start your eCommerce business as soon as possible and without any extra payments? Magento 1 is especially for you. Nowadays it exists plenty of various extensions for this version and needed time for the full development is quite smaller than for the latest version. Also, development and operation of Magento 1.x website are cheaper than Magento 2 websites. Unfortunately, you need to be ready for the end of the Magento 1.x support in November 2018. But don’t worry, we could help you with migration to Magento 2 version. The speed of migration depends on the number of functionalities and we have a great experience for migration of the website of any size!


On another way, if your dream is making an eCommerce website with the newest updates and the best features, I highly recommend you to take a look at the second Magento version. Also, one of the main updates in the second Magento version is speed optimization. Magento 2 now integrates the Varnish cache directly to improve the loading time of the pages. Instead of having a web server to handle a considerable amount of queries on a slow database, Magento 2’s new built-in cache system optimizes the page load time. Your customers could make their purchases quicker and easier.

Moreover, the second version of Magento is more mobile-friendly. Nowadays more and more customers make their purchases via smartphones and laptops. Surely, this option will increase sales on your eCommerce website.

Magento 2 takes more time on the development stage, but the result will exceed all your expectations!

So you need to choose which Magento version is more appropriate for your needs. Do not worry about development stages, our eCommerce developers will make it quickly and with the highest quality regardless of your choice of Magento version!

Alexandra Soloviova

Alexandra SoloviovaBusiness Development Manager

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