Magento Open Source e-Commerce Site
Magento is one of the most popular open source ecommerce shopping cart systems.
Magento is extremely flexible and has a huge variety of features to build just about any store.
Features include SEO-readiness, multi-store support, marketing tools, deep analytics, catalog management, a robust shopping cart with support for multiple shipping addresses and more.
The Magento project was backed by eBay and has been recently acquired by Adobe Systems, so you can be confident that it will be around for the long run, to help grow with your business.
Magento Open Source, previously Magento Community Edition, is an open-source eCommerce platform written in PHP.
Since the first public beta version was released in 2007, Magento Open Source has been developed and customized in order to provide a basic eCommerce platform.
The software was originally developed by Varien, Inc, a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers.
Varien published the first general-availability release of the software on March 31, 2008.
Roy Rubin, former CEO of Varien, later sold a substantial share of the company to eBay, which eventually completely acquired and then sold the company to Permira.
On November 17, 2015, Magento 2.0 was released, with an aim to provide new ways to heighten user engagement, smoother navigation, improved conversion rates and revenue generation for store owners.
It has business user tools that enhance the user experience of the software.
The latest actively supported versions of Magento Open Source are CE 1.9.3 and 2.2.0
Development of the 2.X version branch of Magento CE is coordinated publicly on GitHub.
Magento will remain Open source after the recent acquisition by Adobe
Magento employs the MySQL or MariaDB relational database management system, the PHP programming language, and elements of the Zend Framework.
It applies the conventions of object-oriented programming and model–view–controller architecture.
Magento also uses the entity–attribute–value model to store data.
Developers can implement the core files and extend its functionality by adding new plug-in modules provided by other developers.
Among the improved features of V2 over V1 are the following:
- reduced table locking issues
- improved page caching
- enterprise-grade scalability
- inbuilt rich snippets for structured data
- new file structure with easier customization
- CSS Preprocessing using LESS & CSS URL resolver
- improved performance and
- a more structured code base
Your Virtual Machine Specs
Your Magento Server will be running on an isolated and secure Virtual Machine with the following configuration 1 :
- CPU: 1 vCPU on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7260U Physical Processor(s)
- Base Frequency: 2.20 GHz
- Max Turbo Frequency: 3.40 GHz
- Memory: 2048 MB on 32 GB DDR4-2133 Physical Memory Chip(s)
- DDR4-2133 1.2V SO-DIMM
- Max Memory Bandwidth: 34.1 GB/s
- Disk Size: 17.06 GB on 1TB M.2. SSD Physical Storage Chip(s)
- M.2 Solid-State Drive (SSD)
- Sequential Read: 530 MB/s
- Sequential Write: 510 MB/s
- Random Read IOPS: 92 K
- Random Write IOPS: 83 K
Note 1 : Virtual Machine Resources are already optimized for performance. Under extreme usage or circumstances, more resources can be easily acquired via our Add-ons section.