Migration to Magento 2 eCommerce website Dubai is one of the most requested topics in recent years.
Despite everything it is very current because more and more, given the stability of the new 2. More and more eCommerce website development company Dubai find themselves with the Hamletic doubt. Before the question was IF to do it, nowadays it has become WHEN to do it.
Not only that, the question that follows is: do I do it myself or do I go to a web design agency Dubai? Consequently, how to choose the right Magento Agency for me?
HOW MANY QUESTIONS and we’re not done yet. Another series of questions that many ask us is: ” Is it really necessary to upgrade to Magento 2?”
Are the benefits that I will have from migrating to this new version, revised and corrected, sufficient to justify the investment?
How long are the inefficiencies and difficulties created by introducing this shift to be resolved?
How many times while using a critical resource such as management eCommerce website development Dubai, have we had to answer questions like these about change?
In terms of migrating to Magento 2, sadly, there is no single answer. The answer is within you…
it depends on the current situation, the critical issues, the plugins, the stability of a system subject to constant change as technology runs, system patches and updates are produced continuously.
How right Heraclitus was !! In fact, everything flows and changes quickly on the Web Design company Dubai!
Let’s go step by step and see how to deal with this evolutionary process as well as natural.
What is Migration of Magento ?
Generally upgrades or UPDATES are divided into “minor upgrade” and “major upgrade”: essentially the minors are when the second version number (or letter) changes, for example 1.7 1.8 1.9, the major when the first digit changes of version 2.x.
In the case of Migration to Magento 2, the release change introduced version 2.xxx and customers will be able to upgrade from versions 1.7 and earlier, 1.8 and 1.9 to the Magento 2 Community Edition version. The transition from 1.7 to 1.8, or 1.9 or 1.9.1 to 1.9.2 are minor upgrades, generally they were quite painless and we have dealt with them in the past “quietly”.
The upgrade to the Magento 2 version is a major upgrade and can present a number of difficulties.
Therefore, although 2 is quite consolidated, our expert eCommerce website Development Dubai team recommend updating the system with care and with a precise strategy . Speaking in the same language as Darwin, this time it is not a “natural mutation” but a real “leap in species”. More than migration, we would therefore be happy to talk about a real change of platform.
Update After Analyzing
For starters, let’s forget that Magento Migration is like updating Excel on your PC; Magento eCommerce website Dubai upgrade could involve a change of version (a cascade upgrade) of php and mySql, whose upgrade could involve a hardware upgrade.
This means that going from Magento 1.x to Magento.2xxx is a real project. Therefore, the adaptation to the new version requires an in-depth analysis of hosting / housing and basic software.
Let’s say that among the benefits of virtualization there is also the possibility of changing hardware without problems. The first analysis to be carried out concerns the interfaces of the system to be renewed towards other worlds: what will change? Will I have any improvements or will the modernization of my component turn against me and my technological choices?
Can I still read / write to the database from outside? Have the data structures that I access without using the API or WebService changed? In these cases it would not be bad to build, also for future reference, a table of interfaces with the outside world, in which access methods, scripts, files and border paths are listed.
Solved the external world, how will the internal world change?
Migration Or Change Of Plugins
In the case of Magento, 50% of the functionality is done by plug-ins not written by Magento itself. So Website development Dubai specialists ask themselves at least these questions:
1. How will the plugins behave with the new updated version?
2. Are all Magento 2 Plugin updates already available?
3. Do I have to buy them back?
4. Do I take this opportunity to change the plugins?
5. Can I delete some plug-ins thanks to the new features made available by version 2.0?
A full answer to these questions clarifies the picture a lot:
a. the first question answers the implicit question When?
b. the second partially How Much Does It Cost?
c. and the third one gives me the idea to create a Gap Analysis document to evaluate if it is better to replace a plug in (in the case of swatches, for example) with the native functionality.
So let’s go through all the plugins.
As for the graphics, will the theme be compatible with 2.0? Maybe I need to update the theme too? You will Definitely need to update the theme as well, and you’ll want to do it At The End.
And what about the changes made to the .phtml files? (or .php / css / XML and whatnot?).
This is the moment in which you pay for the (rather common) choice of not having made a module (a plug in) for each update to the sources.
Do we have the documentation? Do we remember them?
If you answered yes to the last two questions… you are almost done!
If, like many others, you answered no… go ahead and read this article!
We have at least mentally clarified the process, let’s try to create a Magento upgrade roadmap to 2.0 :
1. creation of a 2.0 compatible machine for php, mysql, apc, cache, index, etc.
2. creation of a eCommerce website Dubai test environment for copy of Magento in production
3. deactivation of all plug-ins
4. technical upgrade (upgrade script)
5. if you’ve come this far … a nice backup (snapshot!)
6. based on the gap analysis installed and activated the updated versions of the plug-ins
7. rearranged interfaces
8. update the theme
9. another snapshot!
10. by checking in parallel with the production system you compare the salient aspects (navigation, customer registration, purchase, product insertion, modification, cancellation, etc.)
11. reported the changes made to the sources from the old to the new system
12. test everything again.
13. don’t forget an .htaccess from the old to the new system. It may not be necessary but … why take the risk?
Well, congratulations at this point, you have completed the eCommerce website development Dubai upgrade!