Magento – one of the most popular open-source e-commerce platforms on the web, has been added to the 1-click Web Applications Installer in your Web Hosting Control Panel.
You will now be able to leverage a well-proven online store building platform, which is trusted by more than 240,000 merchants worldwide with One Click Install of Magento Hosting.
Magento started out back in 2007 as a small project run by a private US company based in California. In 2010, eBay bought 49% of the company’s shares and as of June 2011, Magento is 100% owned by the biggest online retailer.
According to a research made in October 2014, Magento’s market share among the 30 most popular e-commerce platforms, including osCommerce, is 30%.
Magento was built for e-commerce sites specifically and comes preloaded with all the features and specs that you might need in order to put up a functional e-store.
It is highly scalable and will grow with your business regardless of what e-commerce features or enhancements you need.
As far as page speed is concerned, Magento is a winner among e-commerce solutions llike PrestaShop and OpenCart thanks to the fact that it uses high-end caching methods such as Varnish, as well as other DB optimization techniques.
As an open-source solution, Magento is supported by an ever-growing user community, which is dedicated to assisting you with your e-commerce store. You can post questions and browse the Magento Forum for answers to many technical issues.
Magento employs the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), the PHP programming language and elements of the Zend Framework. It combines the conventions of the object-oriented programming paradigm and the model-view-controller architecture. Also, the entity–attribute–value model is used for data storage purposes.
Magento comes with a basic e-commerce theme, which can easily be customized by editing the PHP, HTML and CSS. If you want, you can easily install a custom theme via FTP or SSH without losing your content or the layout of the pages themselves.
The basic built-in functionalities can easily be extended using any of the plugins developed by the supportive Magento community. Also, integrating Magento with various third-party payment gateways, database applications, shipment tracking apps, etc. is quick and easy.
Magento is freely available for installation from the 1-click Web Applications Installer section of the Control Panel.
Just go to Installer -> Applications Installer and navigate to the E-commerce section. You will find Magento as the first script on the list as seen above.
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