In this blog post, I will provide details comparison between two open source platforms: Joomla Vs Magento to find out the platform that fits your requirement most. After deeply analyzing the pros and cons of both the popular platforms, (Joomla and Magento), I divided the comparison details into groups to represent the info in a simpler and digestible manner to give apparent understanding to choose the best. It’s hard to give a decision of what platform is better but is is to guide you to choose the best one for you that meets your business requirements and budget criteria for making significant decisions.
Detail comparison between Joomla and Magento platforms
In summary, the comparision focuses on the timeline of the 2 open sources, customization level, override, stability and cost.
|Versions||1.0, 1.5 (Long term support), 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 (Long term support), 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5 (Long term support) , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5||1.0, 1.5, 1.6. 1.7, 2.0beta|
|Open source nature||100%||100%|
|Growth||15% (2012) and 19% (2013)||20% (2012) and 25% (2013)|
|Cost-effectiveness||Less expensive||Highly expensive|
|SEO||Fully SEO-friendly||Fully SEO-friendly|
|Multi-language support||Supports multiple languages||Supports multiple languages|
|Customization||Less complex||More complex|
|Architecture||MVC (model-view-controller)||EAV (entity-attribute-value)|
|Platforms||PHP, MySql, OOPS programming||HP, Zend framework|
|Set up and install||Plain & Simple||A bit difficult|
|Shopping cart performance||Good||Better|
|Backend||Highly customizable||Needs professional assistance for Customization|
|Front-end||Hassle-free customization||Complex customization|
Consistency in Use
|Extensibility||Feasible but comparatively low in contrast to Magento||Highly Feasible|
|Online community and Support||Better community Assistance||Exceptional community Assistance|
|CMS performance||Superb CMS support and benefits||Preferable only for shopping cart development|
|Extensions||Some of the popular extensions are JEvents, Simple Photo Gallery, Virtuemart, etc.Simple to install them||Some of the popular extensions are Social Login, Advanced Sitemap. Remerce CMS Meta Robots.Comparatively difficult to install than Joomla|
|Blogging||Easy Setup and management||A bit complex set & management|
Hope the blog was worthy in making detailed comparison between the two most-demanding e-commerce platforms. With the provided information, you would no more be perplexed in making a final decision for your business.