Magento has not been around as long as WordPress; however, it has been evolved to be a leading platform for complex eCommerce shops.
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 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 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.
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.
At GlobeSign, we work very closely with our clients to find a CMS that is not only aligned with client’s current needs, but it is also scalable to meet mid to long-term business objectives. We also equally understand the fine balance between cutting edge technology and the cost-effective opensource solutions to ensure faster return on investment for our clients.
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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