Migrating Magento 1 to 2, how does that work?

Compared to magento 1 magento 2 is a completely new product, which is built up completely different. This means in practice that a simple upgrade to Magento 1 2 is not possible. Use our Magento migration services to get benefit from all Magento 2. A lot more radical.

A website or web shop keeps migrate all functions step should be "moved" step or even to be redeveloped. Think of themes and designs, all modules and possibly as custom links. In addition, all data such as customer information, orders, products and categories are migrated.

Should I migrate Magento 1 to Magento 2 in one second?

Move to Magento 2 or maintain one shop? To keep it simple, below is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of maintaining a magento one shop with respect to migrate to the magento 2.

Maintain Magento 1

Migrating to Magento 2



The system is out of date, and slowly relative to magento 2

Migrating to Magento 2 will cost time and money

There is no longer actively developed (there are performed only security updates)

Many modules are not yet ready for use

Magento 1 will eventually no longer be supported by the magento itself (as of November 2018).




Magento is one better known to more developers

The updated control panel is user-friendly

Development will be less costly at this time

It is responsive and mobile first design

There are many modules available

Many options for search engine optimization


Magento 2 is 25% faster than Magento 1


Security has Improved


You can automatically test code


It includes many new technologies and technical improvements

Magento 1 will no longer be supported as of November 2018. That means Magento then, no more security updates will be out and you therefore run the risk that your shop is unsafe. It is important to move before November 2018 to Magento 2. And now to think about it and start creating a migration plan.

Preparing and creating a migration plan

If you have decided to migrate to Magento 2, you will have to start preparing for migration. We help you on your way to creating a road map to migrate carefully.

Requirements hosting environment

An e-commerce environment in Magento has two different system requirements than an environment in Magento 1. System Requirements. We have a special 'private cloud' hosting solution that complies. If you are not hosted on our web site, then you can ask your hosting provider or the hosting meets the requirements. Ask for more information about our cloud environment.

Make an inventory of your current webshop

To begin the migration to Magento 2 we will together make an inventory of your current Magento one shop. We need to know which modules you have and whether there is a variant available for Magento 2. We will have to think about whether certain modules are still needed; fewer modules automatically means less risk of complications. Here we advise you'd naturally. If a particular module is not available for Magento 2 we can develop them for you.

It is also important to determine whether there is in your tailor shop. When you shop, for example, links with other programs, these links are likely to be redeveloped. For true customization, customization has the less you shop, the easier the migration will proceed.

Develop Web shop

Once the structure of your current shop has been analyzed, we will be with you the functionalities (modules, themes and custom) determine your Magento shop 2. And once all the functions have been determined, we can start building your new Magento second shop.

Migrating data

Your shop is switched to Magento 2. Now it is time to transfer the data from your current shop for your new shop. For this, Magento has provided a handy Data Migration Toolkit. Allows configuration settings, products, categories, customer information, orders, wish lists and reviews will be transferred. This toolkit module is not only a tool for developers to migrate data from your existing Magento one shop to your new Magento 2 environment. Using settings we use in XML files, we can migrate the data from the database.

It is wise to continue to run your current Magento one shop during this process. Interim changes in customer data, orders, products, etc. You can then transfer back to Magento 2 after full data migration from the toolkit. But beware: Once you have customized shop or modules containing information which is stored in the database, it may be that this data must be transferred manually. In addition, all media files will be transferred manually. Want to know more about the Data Migration Toolkit?


The end for Magento webshops 1 approaching, is unfortunately a fact of life. So you have a Magento shop first? Do not wait any longer to make a plan for the transition to Magento 2. The transfer and the development of a second Magento environment will still take some time to cost and you obviously want your shop is also future proof.

Yet here all important information at a glance:

  • A switch from one to Magento Magento second update will not be just a migration;

  • It is important to properly map your current shop before you begin the migration;

  • You will advance to know whether all the features you have in your Magento web shop have one, are available on Magento 2 (so you avoid problems and will run the migration float);

  • In addition to which the current shop (modules, themes, dates, etc.) there will be a new 2 Magento web shop to be developed to be migrated;

  • There must be a data migration when you make a switch from one to Magento Magento 2.

Are you ready to move? Ask us about the possibilities and the costs of migrating your shop.

What are you waiting for? Contact us to get magento 2 development services and migration services at affordable rate. Hurry...

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