Back in 2008, Magento gained a huge following shortly after the release of its flagship software. The platform eased the transition from brick and mortar to eCommerce for millions of store owners. It offered more advanced and customisable eCommerce capabilities than many other platforms in the market, but not without its issues. For example, Magento 1 store owners would often complaint about slow performance. Also, due to Magento 1’s complicated interface, it would take quite some time for users to learn how to use the admin panel. Moreover, the complexity of the interface combined with a lack of documentation would make development challenging for Magento 1 users.
Magento 2 was released to fix these issues and provide an even better eCommerce experience to developers and online merchants. But despite being better in terms of performance, speed, SEO and usability, thousands of stores still chose to run on Magento 1.
But now that Magento 1 End of Life (EOL) – June, 2020, has passed, Magento store owners have all he reasons to migrate to Magento 2. EOL does not mean your eCommerce store that runs on Magento 1 will no longer be functional or disappear from the internet; it means Adobe will no longer respond to the security issues of your Magento 1 store.