A Brief Overview of Magento PHP

Magento is an e-commerce website or an open source content management system. Magento is a leading E-commerce software platform trusted by the majority of worlds brand and this open source e-commerce software is written in PHP. Magento is the best solution for any kind of ecommerce website development. It was developed by varien Inc., with assistance from few volunteers. Being an open source content management system it has more advantages for Magento developers to use it for development of online stores/websites.

Overview of Magento

Magento consists of two distinct platforms,

  • Magento Community Edition.
  • Magento Enterprise Edition.

There were also two former platforms, Magento Professional Edition and Magento Go.

Magento includes the functionalities of

  • MySQL/MariaDB relational database management system.
  • The PHP programming language, and
  • Elements of the Zend Framework.

People generally around the world opt to get involved with ecommerce business and thus Magento development is the best option for them.

Websites developed in magento have some major benefits such as

  • Open source.
  • SEO friendly development.
  • Basic features of magento.
  • Active community.

Magento Features


Themes are essential for your website to grab users’ attention, it provides a basic theme that sets up an e-commerce website. These pages are customized and themes can be added or edited using PHP, Html and css.

Once the magento installation is done without loss of content or layout of pages, themes are interchangeable. Themes are installed via theme folder FTP or SSH.


Magento developers have developed plugins which includes built-in functionality. These modules can be downloaded and uploaded using their server or by using a module’s Extension Key through Magento Connect Manager.


Magento integrates multiple domain names into one control panel and manage it from a single admin panel. Magento handles more than one storefront at a time.

Magento has two types of model objects, one is the traditional one and the other one is Entity Attribute Value Model. All attributes are selected automatically by initiating these models. Once models, helpers and controllers are dealt, it’s the turn of,

  • Setting variables for view
  • Loading of default “outer” HTML layout by the system
  • Loading of view inside the outer layout by the system

The Magento Website development company is quit superior and robust open source e-commerce solution which based on the latest PHP language, At BlazeDream we design e-commerce websites using magento, we own best-in class magento experts. Magento is a great system that allows replacing model, helper and block classes from the core modules with your own.

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