Magento 2.0 was released far back in 2010, with a stable version for everyone released much later in 2015. Since then, the developers have been making upgrades and performance improvements to it on a regular basis. Fast forward to 2017 and Magento 2.0.11 is the most powerful and flexible eCommerce platform on the market at the moment, used by over 500,000 successful businesses worldwide.
So what unique features does the platform have to offer online retailers? Read on to find out:
Full Page Caching
Previously, only the Magento Enterprise Edition had full page built-in caching. Now, with Magento 2, all your pages get fleshed out in a static file system. This upgraded system allows pages to render in 1 to 2 seconds, instead of the previous loading times of 5 seconds. Faster render times lead to an improved customer experience and a direct increase in sales.
Guest Checkout Support
Nobody wants the hassle of creating an account and then signing into it for purchase. The updated version offers guest checkout support. Customers will now be able to input only a few key details â€“ like their email id and purchase information â€“ for checking out.
Developers have sorted out many problems with Magento 2.0, most notably table locking, where the system froze because too many shoppers were trying to buy at one time. The performance improvements are numerous, and stores now run faster and smoother than ever before.
Use Multiple Databases
Youâ€™re no longer restricted to using a single database to link to your content, product, and checkout pages. Instead, you can use one or more databases to speed up data retrieval and optimize your site. For example, using a separate database for checkouts reduces the load on it, and it allows customers to checkout faster.
Better Admin Interface
The administrative interface on Magento 2.0 has been fully revamped. It is not much easier for people even without coding experience to manage their store. Also, you can manage multiple stores from a single interface. The newer administrative interface can be accessed easily from both phones and desktops so that business owners can manage their stores more conveniently.
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