Nike, North Face, Ford, Samsung, and Coca-Cola websites.
Magento Community Edition (CE), released in 2007 as the brainchild of Roy Rubin and YoavKutner, is a free and open source eCommerce platform written in PHP. Once owned by eBay, in 2018 Magento was acquired by Adobe.
While Magento offers a premium version called Magento Commerce, the free Magento CE edition supports all the functionality most sellers need to build an online store. Magento Commerce adds AI-powered merchandising and analytics to the retail mix.
Creating a Presence in the Market
As an eCommerce sales platform, Magento’s flexibility and customization capabilities are unrivalled, no matter what your business model is or what you are selling.
Magento does not require any additional software to set a basic site up and can be easily installedon your host’s platform using an installation script. Because Magento provides complex eCommerce functionality, it has quite a steep learning curve.
Pick and Pay
Magento CE ticks all a shop owner’s boxes, like being mobile-friendly, allowing instant purchasing, providing an intuitive catalog management module, and supporting global transacting. If you are after the Salesperson of the Year award, Magento Commerce helps you to build partnership in your business ecosystem, use BI to analyze your metrics, and customize your store with thousands of extensions. Magento Commerce can be hosted by Magento itself, which can be costly. But, Magento CE works perfectly with FullHost, and can dramatically reduce costs for businesses on a budget.
Making a World of Difference
Magento provides functionality for practically any eCommerce need. For example, the Donation Suite extension for Magento by MageWorx enables you to accept online donations and support non-profits. For small, local businesses, this can strengthen a company’s reputation reinforce its brand identity in the community.
Protection for Magento CE’s Security Black Hole
Like most eCommerce platforms, Magento is a target for cyber gangs. If you choose Magento CE, you will benefit from FullHost’s robust security options because Magento CE lacks the comprehensive security blanket offered only to Magento Commerce customers.
24/7/365 Uptime and Reliable Disaster Recovery
Unlike a traditional bricks and mortar business, an eCommerce store never closes. FullHosts’sGeographic Redundancy service virtually eliminates downtime and protects your data in the event of a security breach. To achieve geographic redundancy, we store one copy of your data in one location, and a second exact copy of your data on a secondary server at a completely different location. We have data centers in Vancouver and Toronto to do this.