November 23rd  2020 - CMS

Magento, the ready to use and optimal for e-commerce number 1 platform

Magento is a rich and scalable platform whose its community is on the rise. The core idea of this open-source e-commerce solution is that each and every e-commerce project is actually unique. The structure of Magento is quite similar to that of a CMS; it is a typical modular structure with an easy expandability. Magento, represents about 30% of the total market share, with more than 250,000 merchants worldwide using this platform.

Magento is a rich and scalable platform whose its community is on the rise. The core idea of this open-source e-commerce solution is that each and every e-commerce project is actually unique. The structure of Magento is quite similar to that of a CMS; it is a typical modular structure with an easy expandability. Magento, represents about 30% of the total market share, with more than 250,000 merchants worldwide using this platform.

The features of Magento are principally focused on marketing fields, product and customer management, and online payment. Contrary to other similar systems, Magento is already configured for online shop management.

The features of Magento are principally focused on marketing fields, product and customer management, and online payment. Contrary to other similar systems, Magento is already configured for online shop management.

A lot of features

  • Available marketing and customer service tools (opinion poll, newsletter, special offer, shopping cart through different devices);
  • Cross and up selling features (link articles to each other according to various characteristics or suggest products with a higher value);
  • Configurable products management;
  • Multi-languages and multi-devices shop (more than 80 languages);
  • Multi-boutique (publish one or more e-commerce website from a single back-office);
  • Orders and shipping management (calculation of the shipping costs, shipping methods selection, deliveries management, order tracking, invoices creation);
  • A highly advanced and not limited catalogue management (advanced control of stocks, prices, quantities and special offers, search filter by price or price range);
  • A large number of high quality graphic themes;
  • A growing involved community to advise and help e-traders and developers (large number of discussion groups);
  • Optimization for search engines (natural referencing rise)
  • Mobile commerce (HTML5 on mobile terminals).

Constantly evolving for customer satisfaction

Thanks to the diversity of the functions within the software, Magento is a popular solution and also appreciated by CMS advanced users. In terms of operating comfort, many benefits are available: a central administration panel to allow users to manage several stores from a single interface.

Thanks to the diversity of the functions within the software, Magento is a popular solution and also appreciated by CMS advanced users. In terms of operating comfort, many benefits are available: a central administration panel to allow users to manage several stores from a single interface.

This platform enables an overview of your e-commerce shop customers. You can be provided with detailed reports concerning turnover, the most consulted and sold products, observations on products, uses of promotional codes, and so on. Magento also enables users to process the orders (verify and edit the purchase orders, create and print invoices, and so on).

This platform enables an overview of your e-commerce shop customers. You can be provided with detailed reports concerning turnover, the most consulted and sold products, observations on products, uses of promotional codes, and so on. Magento also enables users to process the orders (verify and edit the purchase orders, create and print invoices, and so on).

The required environment to install Magento

  • Apache, Nginx, Hiawatha, Microsoft IIS ou other serveur web with a PHP support;
  • PHP 7.4 or newer versions;
  • MySQL 5.7 (or equivalent) and newer versions;
  • We recommend you to install an SSL certificate in order to display your website in HTTPS (at the minimum: Let’s Encrypt – free);
  • Any type of LAMP server can fit the purpose (Aqua One, Aqua Pro, VPS, dedicated server).

Technical recommendations

In order to insure the durability of your website, here are some pieces of advice to secure Magento:

In order to insure the durability of your website, here are some pieces of advice to secure Magento:

  • Delete the default Admin account and replace your username (admin) by something more complicated;
  • Change your password at the installation, then regularly;
  • Do not share your usernames; do prefer the creation of distinct user accounts;
  • Never give your username and password;
  • Make regular back-ups;
  • Do not give the “publisher” role (and even less your FTP access) to someone you do not trust;
  • Install a firewall on your server in order to strengthen the protection;
  • Do not display the versions of the softwares and solutions you use and particularly, update them (former versions do not receive security patches);
  • Just keep on database information that is strictly necessary to the website exploitation;
  • Use HTTPS on your backoffice and on conversion tunnels via SSL certificates;
  • Use the 3D Secure (very little waste of customers, real help);
  • Configure the base URLs of your website;
  • Verify the HTML headers;
  • Put in place the crons, maintenance scripts and security patches;
  • Frequently monitor the speed of your Magento.

Aqua Ray, in partnership with Calliweb, offers you a tailor-made offer for hosting, maintenance and web development of Magento e-commerce websites.

Aqua Ray, in partnership with Calliweb, offers you a tailor-made offer for hosting, maintenance and web development of Magento e-commerce websites.

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