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Magento – A very popular eCommerce CMS


What is Magento?

Magento is a CMS built specifically for e-commerce. It has two different editions: the OpenSource and the Commerce, to accommodate both small and large businesses.
(Recommended for all types of businesses)

Technical knowledge needed

Building a simple Magento shop will be feasible for most people with some technical knowledge. However, for larger projects, an agency will most likely be required. Like most modern CMS the platform is intuitive to use for content creators.

Ability to customize 

The Open-source version of the platform gives users the ability to customize the code in any way they like. Do note, customization might require experienced PHP developers, especially when using the Commerce edition.



Magento’s framework is known among developers to be adaptable and very easy to scale. The CMS can handle thousands of products at once. It even has built-in tools, that will help to scale the website when needed.


In most cases, you will have an agency or an internal IT-department handling any technical issues. If you’re building your own website, you can seek help in Magento’s large community. 


Magento is a good CMS for managing wide product catalogues and supporting heavy traffic. In addition, the platform can handle more than 80,000 orders per hour with the right kind of hosting server.Magento er en open-source e-handelsplatform skrevet i PHP.


Magento offers services such as an entire Security Center dedicated to your website’s security. Do note, you will have to pay an extra fee to get the higher security packages. 


PHP is main programming language of Magento and it supports MySQL and MariaDB databases. The diagram bellow asserts that 79.0% of all the websites whose server-side programming language we know use PHP. A plenty of programmers can work with Magento. Also it could be cheaper, if compared to Java, for instance.

Source: w3techs


Unlike the Magento’s open-source version, the Commerce version charges a yearly fee starting at around 160,000DKK. However, the number can increase according to merchant turnovers. Developing a Magento webshop is typically above the price range as developing a WordPress + WooCommerce webshop or Shopify.

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