If there is one positive about the current COVID-19 situation, that is the increasing importance of Digital Services, Magento E-Commerce Website Development, and technology for traditional brick-and-mortar stores. And now that the online retailers across the globe are racing towards moving them online, Magento has released the latest Magento 2.4 version. The version primarily aims at enabling conventional stores to get on a worthwhile digital pathway and capture more opportunities in the Pakistan Selling Sites marketplace.
In the past few months, the E-Commerce Website Development market is experiencing a buzz with all the updates and features in the new launch – Magento 2.4, as Magento Web Developers race to know more about the Magento Website Design and brand-new features offered in the latest version. Being a Magento 2 Development Company, in this blog, we have covered up everything you need to know about Magento 2.4 and why you should consider a switch to Magento 2 Website Development right away with the help of Xcentric Services.
Magento 2.4 Platform Updates
- PHP 7.4
- MariaDB 10.4
- MySQL 8.0
- Elasticsearch 7.6.x
- PHPUnit 9.x
- Elimination of the MySQL Catalog Search Engine
- Core Magento E-Commerce Platform Integration of the Signified fraud protection code removal
- Removal of the Braintree Module from the codebase
- PHPUnit 6.5
- No support to MySQL 5.6
- Elasticsearch versions 5.x and 6.x have been denounced.
- PHP 7.1 and 7.2
- MariaDB 10.0 and 10.1 won’t be supported
In Magento’s former version, third-party payment methods such as Wordplay, Authorize.Net, eWay, and Cybersource were a part of the core code. Now, we install them from the Magento Marketplace to make sure that our client’s online web store is payment-friendly. However, integration with Paypal is still not removed.
Elastic Search – Introducing Partial Word Search
Elasticsearch 7.6.x is what we use now as a search engine by default for our clients who opt to build an online store on Magento’s version 2.4. However, previously, we used MySQL, which is now denounced and replaced with Elasticsearch in Magento 2.4. So far, here are the benefits of Elasticsearch which we have analyzed;
- Prompt catalog searches with high-level filters
- Online Buyers aren’t confused with Elasticsearch indexing
- Synonyms and stop words are supported
- Manageable for horizontal scaling
- Multilingual Support
- Real-time data interpretation
- High preciseness and scalability
- Out-of-the-box functioning
- Ability to function as a document-oriented datastore
No more setting up the Web Setup Wizard
Advanced Composer Plugin
To protect your online web store’s previous customizations before overwriting them, we install the advanced composer plugin available in Magento 2.4 to resolve the dependency conflicts. Isn’t it better than analyzing and fixing them manually before the upgrade? It surely is!
GraphQL is one of the most advanced ways of formulating and querying APIs. To offer our clients a choice to front-end Magento E-Commerce Development over REST and SOAP APIs, we implement GraphQL. It enables us to design customized front-ends, headless storefronts, progressive web apps, and provide Mobile App Development services to our clients, along with just setting up an online web store.
Why should you upgrade to Magento 2.4 with Xcentric?
Upgrading an online web store to Magento 2.3 required upgrading both – The servicer and the codebase. Do you have a how and why in mind? We’re here to answer everything. As we’ve mentioned the updates and tech changes in features above, we assume that you understand what’s coming ahead of you.
Though you don’t need to worry if you get through this process with Xcentric Services. Want to know why partnering with us is the safest decision you can make? Well, let us take you through every step of the process we follow when we upgrade a web store. Before we begin upgrading an online web store to Magento 2.4, we follow the following pre-requisites;
· Catalog Search Engine Support
Considering Magento 2.4 will not support MySQL as the catalog search engine, as a prerequisite, we will install and configure Elastic Search 7.6.x on your online web store.
· Installing the Java Software Development Kit
To make sure that your online web store’s Elasticsearch works seamlessly, we install the Java Software Development Kit, not the JRE because the version does not support it.
· Server and PHP Requirements
Along with building your online web store, as a prerequisite, our Magento Commerce Developers will fulfill the server and PHP requirements which include getting the Linux x86-64 operating system, the latest version of the composer, and enabling the Web Server Apache 2.4 Nginx 1.x. Along with this, we also enable your online web store with MySQL 8.0, and MariaDB 10.4 for Magento 2 E-Commerce Development projects based on clouds.
· PHP Opcache
For ensuring the best performance of your online web store and to stand you high in competition beside other Online Marketing Websites in Pakistan, we enable the Opcache.
· PHP Settings
To avoid any inconveniences in the future when your online web store is up and running, we make that the PHP settings are on point.
If your online web store is still on Magento, now is the time to move to a Magento 2 Web Store. We’re saying this not only because Magento 1 won’t be supported officially now, but also because Magneto 2.4 is positioning itself very high in terms of fulfilling the modern-day online retailing requirements and performance.
And if you are currently on some other version of Magento 2, analyze if the current version satisfies your requirements. We are assuming that you are confused about what should be your next step, right? The best way to know the answer for sure is by consulting a Magento 2 Web Development Agency.
Plus, now that you know that we at Xcentric Services have the expertise of helping you migrate, so might as well get in touch with us? We have been one of the Best Magento Development Company for years. Hence, you can trust us with your online web store. Drop us an email with your online web store’s URL at – [email protected]; we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!