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Magento is a PHP-based open-source e-commerce platform equipped with a range of business user tools aimed at enhancing software user experiences. The latest versions of Magento include several noteworthy features such as enterprise-grade scalability, embedded rich snippets for structured data, a revamped file structure for easier customization, CSS Preprocessing via LESS, CSS URL resolver, improved performance, and a more organized code base.


Incorporating the principles of object-oriented programming and the model–view–controller architecture, Magento also employs the entity–attribute–value model for data storage. Additionally, Magento 2 has integrated the Model-View-ViewModel pattern into its front-end code, utilizing the JavaScript library Knockout.js to achieve this.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the system requirements for deploying Magento?

Operating system requirements:

For a stable and secure setup of Magento 2.4.6, consider using Linux x86-64, such as RedHat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, or Debian, for server environments.

Alternatively, macOS is a suitable choice if you’re working on local development. 

Web server requirements: 

Two primary web servers are supported by Magento 2: Apache and Nginx.

For Apache users, it is imperative to have either version 2.2, 2.4, or later installed. It ensures that your Magento 2 installation can function effectively. If you are using Nginx, you should run version 1.8 or later. 

For more details, refer to the Magento system requirements.

What are the common use cases for Magento?

Magento is a powerful and popular e-commerce platform known for its flexibility, scalability, and feature-rich nature. It is widely used by businesses of various sizes to create and manage online stores. Here are some common use cases for Magento:

E-commerce websites, B2C retail, B2B commerce, multi-channel selling, customizable product options, digital products and downloads, international e-commerce, mobile commerce, subscription-based services, and community and marketplace platforms.

What are popular alternatives to Magento?

Here are some notable alternatives to Magento:
WooCommerce (A WordPress plugin)
Wix eCommerce
Drupal Commerce
Square Online

How does Magento differ from other e-commerce platforms?

Magento stands out from other e-commerce platforms in several key ways:

Flexibility and control:
Open-source: Unlike many closed-source platforms, Magento provides access to its source code, allowing for complete customization and development beyond built-in features.
Extensive extension library: A vast ecosystem of third-party extensions lets you add virtually any functionality imaginable, from advanced marketing tools to custom payment gateways.

Customization options: You can extensively customize the look and feel of your store, tailor product pages, and design unique shopping experiences without relying on pre-built templates.

Scalability and performance:

Robust architecture: Magento can handle large product catalogs, high traffic volumes, and complex business requirements, making it suitable for both small and large businesses.

Performance optimization options: With proper configuration and optimization, Magento delivers seamless performance even for resource-intensive online stores.

Cloud-hosting compatibility: You can deploy Magento on various cloud platforms for increased scalability and flexibility.

Features and functionalities:

Comprehensive built-in features: Magento offers a rich array of features out of the box, including multi-store management, SEO tools, powerful product catalogs, and customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities.

Advanced marketing tools: Leverage features like targeted promotions, loyalty programs, abandoned cart recovery, and email marketing to boost sales and conversions.

Multi-channel selling: Easily connect your online store with physical locations, marketplaces, and social media platforms for omnichannel commerce capabilities.

However, some potential drawbacks to consider:

Complexity: Magento’s flexibility and power come at the cost of complexity. Setting up and managing a Magento store requires technical expertise or investment in development resources.

Cost: While there is a free open-source edition, premium extensions and development costs can make Magento more expensive than some simpler platforms.

Steeper learning curve: Using Magento effectively requires learning its functionalities and managing extensions, which might be less straightforward for beginners.

Comparing Magento to other platforms:

SaaS platforms: Shopify and BigCommerce offer user-friendly interfaces and managed services but lack Magento’s flexibility and customization options.
Open-source alternatives: WooCommerce is a popular WordPress plugin for smaller businesses, but might not scale as well as Magento for larger operations.

Which database system does Magento use?

Magento primarily uses MySQL as its core database management system.

Why should I choose Kamatera for Magento hosting?

Here’s why Kamatera stands out as the most compelling option for Magento hosting:

Cutting-edge hardware: Kamatera leverages Intel Xeon Platinum processors and NVMe SSD storage, guaranteeing exceptional performance for your solution.

Global network reach: With 21 data centers strategically located across four continents, Kamatera provides low-latency access to your server, regardless of your users’ geographical locations. This minimizes lag and ensures consistent performance for geographically distributed teams.

Elastic infrastructure: Kamatera’s infrastructure seamlessly scales to accommodate your growing needs. You can easily add or remove resources on-demand, without downtime or performance bottlenecks. 

Industry-leading security measures: Kamatera prioritizes security by implementing data encryption, access control mechanisms, vulnerability scanning, and compliance with industry standards like PCI DSS and SOC 2.

24/7 Support: Kamatera’s dedicated support team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or issues you may encounter with your Magento hosting.