About Magento 1

Magento was built as a flexible eCommerce Development platform. Users can create stores with a variety of functions using pre-made extensions or by utilizing their coding chops. This is the beauty of a platform like Magento and one reason it’s so popular.

Unfortunately, focusing on flexibility didn’t make it the most user-friendly, high-performing platform. In addition, there have been many complaints of Magento 1 running slow. In response to this, experts have determined what makes Magento sites run faster, but this still couldn’t change the issue of core speed. To address these issues, the Magento team designed an upgraded platform: Magento 2.

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Big Data and Ai in E-commerce

Shopping experience online is becoming more and more easy with personalized options and recent trends as adopted by market leaders like Amazon. This helps for small and medium scale business to gain more customers and for rapid growth in conversions with search engine visibility. E-commerce allows customers from the different locations across the globe to order the products, and it can be challenging for eCommerce to sell the right item to the right customer.

So how can we do this? It’s all done by personalisation. Bingo!!! Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a crucial role for personalizing the eCommerce platform.

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Magento 2 supports the following file types for favicon: .ico, .png, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .apng, .svg. Not all browsers support all these formats. The most widely supported file format to use for a favicon is .ico. While trying to upload a .ico or .apng format file, an error message appears “we don’t recognize or support this file extension type“.

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Introduction to Magento 2 modes To improve security and ease-of-use, Magento 2 added commands that switches Magento modes(default/ developer/ production).

1. default

If you are deploying the Magento 2 application on a single server, the default mode enables you to do so without changing any settings. However, its not optimized for production.

You need to change to anyone of the other modes, to deploy on more than one server or to optimize it for production.

In this mode, Symlinks are published for static view files to the pub/static directory. Exceptions are not displayed to the user, exceptions are written to log files. Hides custom X-Magento-* HTTP request and response headers

2. developer

This mode is intended for development purpose only.

In this mode, Symlinks are published for static view files to the pub/static directory and provides verbose logging. Enables automatic code compilation and enhanced debugging. It shows custom X-Magento-* HTTP request and response headers. The results in the slowest performance (because of the preceding).

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Patch is a description of differences between the old and the new versions of the same file, introduced in a special format, which lets the patch utility to run the new version of the file based on the old version and the patch file. Normally, these are the text files with the .patch extension, and they look like this:

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Your e-shop is your income. All eCommerce sites are attractive targets for hackers because of the personal and payment information that is required to complete a sale. Even if the system does not directly process credit card transactions, a compromised site might reroute customers to a false page, or alter an order before it is transmitted to the payment processor.
A compromised site can have long-term consequences for both customers and merchants. Customers might suffer financial loss and identify theft, while merchants can face damage to their reputations, loss of merchandise, higher processing fees, revoked privileges with financial institutions, and the threat of lawsuits.

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How to re-indexing in Magento2 is a common question. Right now there are two options ‘Update on save’ and ‘Update by schedule’. but there is no option for manual re-index in Magento2 admin side. You can change mode and reindex via commandline.

I) View indexer status from from store admin side:
You can view current index status from below admin side location:
admin-> System-> Tools-> Index management

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