Magento 2, the transformed version of the Magento Ecommerce Platform, comes with a brand new architecture, coding structure, and database design. The support for Magento 1 will end soon. Already the best minds in the ecommerce development industry
are focused on making Magento 2 a successful ecommerce platform. In this context, the most important question is how to conduct Magento migration.
Before starting the actual migration process, consider the following recommendations:
- Make a full backup of the Magento 1 store including all files, folders, and the database.
- Create a clone of your Magento 1 store. Do not use the live store for the Magento migration process.
- Analyze your store. Keep what you think is necessary and delete the rest for Magento 2 migration.
- Check whether your current theme(s), extensions and custom code are compatible with the Magento 2.
- Migrate the data from the cloned database of your Magento 1 store.
- Remove outdated and useless data from the database including logs, recently viewed products, compared products, etc.
- Install a fresh copy of Magento 2 on the same hosting server where your Magento 1 store is located.
- You should also ensure that the store traffic and other SEO related practices are streamlined.
Why Is Magento 2 Better than Magento 1?
Magento supports all new stack including the latest PHP 7.4, Apache 2.4, NGINX 1.x, Elasticsearch 7.9.x. RabbitMQ 3.8.x, Varnish 6.x, etc. All together improves the speed and performance of the website. Ultimately, that helps in taking more orders and loads the frontend content faster than Magento 1.