When new versions are released, older versions of most software are maintained for a certain period until the End of Life (EOL) mark is reached. After this, while the versions might remain operational, they become susceptible to vulnerabilities.
Now, as we approach June 2020, merchants who are still on Magento 1 are getting anxious about the Magento 1 End of Life. So while they decide what to do next, they need to make sure that the M1 stores remain secure.
If you haven’t planned for Magento 1 EOL, there’s nothing to worry about. Cloudways have got you covered!
You still have time to migrate your M1 store to M2 without breaking anything. And, if you are unsure about the process or think you might break anything during the migration process, you can get help from any of the top-rated Magento agencies who have partnered with Cloudways to handle the process for you.
How can Cloudways Help You?
Whether you want to stay on Magento 1 or migrate your store to Magento 2, we have your back! For Cloudways managed Magento stores, we provide additional security through dedicated firewalls and our partnership with Sucuri.
Additionally, we provide 24/7 monitoring, bot protection, IP blacklisting, staging environment, FREE SSL certificates, and FREE Magento 1 migration from any hosting platform.
Why Should You Avail the Cloudways Services?
Our Magento 1 EOL services are for every Magento merchant who is still running their ecommerce store on the (soon-to-be) outdated M1 platform. Every store owner running and managing Magento 1 store will need to invest in keeping their store secure and up-to-date.
Why Should You Migrate From M1 to M2?
This is indeed one of the trending questions within the Magento community. Besides the fact of the Magento 1 EOL, there are other convincing reasons to migrate from M1 to M2.
Magento 2 delivers a modern, scalable ecommerce solution for businesses of all sizes. It is very developer-friendly with a reputation for unmatched flexibility and customization.
One of the most amazing things about Magento 2 is that it can process more orders per hour with faster response times. As a result, customers have a stress-free experience at the store.
By staying with Magento 1, you not only risk customer data but also lose your competitive edge because of the missing M2 features that are rapidly becoming the expectation of online shoppers.
Magento 2 Features That Are Worth Migrating For
Now that Adobe and Magento are working together, the community can expect to see great integrations with popular marketing and sales platforms. The new Magento versions come with versatile features and better architecture for ecommerce businesses.
- With Full Page Cache, you can narrow down the page load time to just two seconds from 12 seconds without caching.
- Streamlined and faster checkout reduces the chances of shopping cart
This article was written by Fayyaz Khattak and originally published on The Official Cloudways Blog.