While discussing with a potential customer yesterday about the migration of their web shop from Magento 1 to Magneto 2, they asked – What is the date for Magento 1 end of life?
This is the common question all the Magento 1 webshop owners ask when it comes to the discussion about upgrading to Magento 2. Probably you are also looking for the right answer for it in order to decide whether you should migrate your webshop from Magento 1 to Magento 2 in 2017 or you should wait.
Magento 1 End of Support
There is news going around in the market that support for Magento 1 will end in November – 2018. However, Magento officials have not confirmed this. Magento has officially announced that they will notify at least 18 months in advance before the support for Magento 1 ends. Check it out on the official Magento website.
It does not mean that the platform Magento 1 will stop working after Magento stops its support. You can still use Magento 1 but they will stop updating the platform for any security issues thereafter.
So if you are running your webshop on Magento 1 and it’s performing well, It’s really not urgent for you to move to Magento 2. Just don’t invest more money in building any more custom features on the existing Magento 1 shop since the code structure of Magento 2 is completely different than Magento 1 and you would need to invest money in completely rebuilding those custom features whenever you work on Magento 2 upgrade future.
Many of the Magento 1 web store owners do not know that Magento 2 is a completely new platform and not the new version of Magento 1. The architecture of the new platform Magento 2 has been completely rebuilt including the API.
The new platform, Magento 2 offers highly improved performance, scalability, and a number of new features to sell more through your webshop.
Many well-known Magento 1 extensions are not yet built for the new platform Magento 2. Some well-known third-party inventory management systems are not yet supporting Magento 2, You need to check 360’, before making the final decision. Review our guide for Magento 2 upgrade.
If you want to build a new Magento web shop, you should consider going with Magento 2 after investigating the availability of all the required extensions and third-party system integration required.
Well, The new platform is with us for about 21 months now and it’s really time to make your way forward with the next-generation ecommerce platform Magento 2. From a technical perspective, Magento 2 is much more advanced and sustainable than Magento 1.
Since support for Magento 1 will be stopped in near future with 18 months’ advance notice, As a leading Magento 2 development company, we suggest our customers not build their new web shops on Magento 1.
If you would like to ask any questions about Migration to Magento 2 or are interested in getting a free quote to upgrade your webshop from Magento 1 to Magento 2, contact us now and our Magento 2 upgrade experts will be happy to help.