Magento has not been around as long as WordPress; however, it has been evolved to be a leading platform for complex eCommerce shops.

  • Magento provides both Open Source as well as an Enterprise Version.
  • Magento Open Source vs. Magento Commerce vs. Commerce Cloud – Which one is right for me?
  • A lot of confusion with three Magento platform – which one should I use for my eCommerce website?

Does Magento provide an Open-Source option?

Magento also provides both Magento open-source as well as an Magento Commerce (an enterprise version). It’s primarily an e-commerce platform written in PHP like WordPress. Magento was originally developed by a company called Varian with assistance from volunteers; however, after a few acquisitions Magento is now owned by Adobe.

Magento Open Source vs. Magento Commerce vs. Commerce Cloud

Magento now offers three variations of its core products, Magento Open Source, Magento Commerce and Magento Commerce Cloud. These names have changed over the last few years, and the two previously well-known products “Magento Community Edition” and “Magento Enterprise Edition” and are called “Magento Open Source” and“Magento Commerce”, respectively. However, Magento has also introduced a third brand new product for Magento 2, and it’s called “Magento Commerce Cloud”.

Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source, previously Magento Community Edition, is an open-source e-commerce platform, and it has remained open source after the Adobe acquisition. In Magento open source, developers can implement the core files and extend its functionality by adding new plug-in modules provided by other developers.

Magento open source is non-hosted e-commerce platform one can download for free and host on his/her server. As one can imagine, features on Magento open source are somewhat limited as Magento builds more features into its flagship products Magento Commerce and Magento Commerce Cloud.

Magento Commerce:

Magento Commerce is also built on the same code stack as Magento Open Source, but it offers a lot more functionality. Typically, large global enterprises would benefit greatly by implementing Magento Commerce providing they have heavy traffic, very large product catalogs, very complex e-Commerce platform and a lot of integration requirements.

Magento Commerce Cloud:

Magento Commerce Cloud is essentially the same as Magento Cloud, but Magento Commerce Cloud as the name suggests is hosted by Magento as opposed to an on-premise.

Which Magneto Content Management System is right for me?

There is often a lot of confusion about these three magneto product offerings, and furthermore, software that as complex as Magento, it is even harder for platform experts to remember all the little differences between them.

The decision between Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce and or Magento Commerce Cloud boilsdown to the specific business needs and client’s overall digital strategy. Understanding every client’s specific requirements is a key to deciding the right Magento CMS or “A CMS” for that matter.

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Magento is a very powerful platform for complex e-Commerce websites. Having delivered solution on both Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce, we can comfortably claim that either one can be used to build a complex and very advance shopping platform.

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