Why Magento 2 is Better Than Magento 1 ?

Why Magento 2 is Better Than Magento 1 ?


Each and every Magento developer was excited to find the latest Magento version launched. Magento 2 was the result of persistent efforts of the Magento team that it consisted ample of new improvements. Innumerable researches have been made regarding the additions done to Magento 2 when compared to Magento 1. Moving on in this article, you 'll find how and in which ways is Magento 2 better than Magento 1. Read the entire and find it out.


  • Magento 2 has a great improvement in performance when compared to Magento 1.
  • Magento 2 supports latest PHP versions which may not be possible with Magento 1 as that PHP version includes security fixes and improvements which would affect the speed of the web store.
  • Magento 2 has the ability to use Varnish caching out of the box on the server’s side.
  • Magento 2 has minimized JavaScript which is a modern solution from the JS perspective in Magento ecommerce world that would let you reduce browser operations on the client side.
  • When using Magento 1, images were to be compressed manually which in Magento 2 can be done directly on the server with the help of certain tools.
  • Magento 2 has improvements in the process of browser caching for static content.


  • Magento 2 has much more user-friendly admin panel than Magento 1. Read ahead to find out the main changes found in the admin panel of Magento 2.
  • The admin panel of Magento 2 has navigation interface. It let you navigate each and every part of the admin panel and find information easily to manage the store in a better way.
  • The dashboard of Magento 2 shows the lifetime sales, average order, recent orders, last and top search terms which will help you to monitor your current state of business. It also lets you find information regarding your revenue tax, shipping and quantity.
  • Magento 2 had the feature to create new product creation tool which will make new product upload easily. With Magento 2, Magento ecommerce has grown such that it also allows linking of videos to the products in addition to the images.
  • With Magento 2, the expert Magento professionals aren’t required every time when you need to add or remove columns, it can just be done by choosing the required columns which are available on the list in admin panel.
  • Magento 2 has improved and faster product data import.
  • It has the Data Migration Tool which will let you transfer Magento 1 data to Magento 2 faster.


We all know Magento 2 had improvements in every area, then how can we miss to list them out in the case of Front-end, here I'll show the improvements of Magento 2 in the frontend.

  • The Luma theme looks of Magento 2 is far better than Magento 1.
  • Magento 2 had responsive web design which wasn’t there in Magento 1.
  • It offers faster frontend performance.
  • The website would have simplified registration processes when built with Magento 2.


With the updated Magento 2 version, along with SEO, security of the website is also increased.

  • Magento 2 contains Strengthened hashing algorithm (SHA-256) for passwords. Passwords are more resilient to the dictionary attacks.
  • It contains rich snippets on the catalogue pages which allow improving search result look in search engines.

Hence, in any ways, Magento 2 is better than Magento 1. Every area of the platform is improved with the updated version.

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