The reason moving a Magento based e-commerce application to Django

When it comes to the building of e-commerce websites, Magento is a broadly used PHP framework that is widely used. Magento is built on the Zend Framework, PHP, and the MySQL database. It is an off-the-shelf Content Management System that offers much of the functionality necessary to run a basic-level e-commerce web application without the need to know any programming language. Magento, as a standard e-commerce application, does allow the flexibility to extend, tweak, or even eliminate its features if the need arises. Individuals can accomplish this by implementing third-party extensions that can be purchased from the market or by writing the extension themselves.

However, when it comes to advanced or more than advanced level e-commerce shops that have a large number of bespoke capabilities, there is a difficulty to be solved. Despite the fact that Magento is capable of handling these adjustments, the codebase becomes too large and becomes practically unmaintainable. This has an impact on its performance and, in the long run, causes the business to suffer as a result of spending too much money on either vertical or horizontal scaling to the server at an early stage. Another disadvantage of Magento is, it provides a smaller support time when it comes to software security-related assistance. Because the PHP programming language does not have a longer period of security support which has a direct impact on the Magento versions, changes dramatically almost every few months with a fatal-level codebase change. As a result, the business owner has to spend money on upgrading the codebase from the old to the new version. As a result, we had to come up with a better solution for one of our projects, John Amico, which was operating on Magento v1. We needed something that would eliminate or at the very least reduce the issues that customers had.

So, here comes the point when we decided to rebuild the application using the Django framework, which is based on the Python programming language. Django is more stable, and the program itself provides far more support for a longer period of time. In addition, it offers a larger community from which to seek assistance.

Despite the fact that Django is not an e-commerce-ready application, it provides us with the flexibility we required to construct the app we wanted. Furthermore, it is capable of running its program at a faster rate than Magento. We, at MVI Solutions, engineered the application’s architecture on top of Django so that it would have all of the standard characteristics of an e-commerce site while also being extensible enough to add new features or change the main functionality as needed. As a result, we were able to create an application that was considerably more efficient and can process much faster than before. The administration panel was also far more user-friendly than the Magento’s. The shop administrators had no difficulty in implementing the panel.

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