MAGENTO

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Magento is an open source e-commerce web application that was launched on March 31, 2008 under the name Bento. It was developed by Varien (now Magento a division of eBay) with help from the programmers within the open source community but is now owned solely by eBay Inc.

Magento was built using parts of the Zend Framework.It uses the entity-attribute-value (EAV) database model to store data.

In November 2013, W3Techs estimated that Magento was used by 0.9% of all websites.

Magento Enterprise Edition is the high performance, scalable eCommerce solution for fast-growing and large businesses.
It’s got the enterprise-class features and the flexibility you need to create an eCommerce solution tailored to your unique needs. And to help you drive more traffic to your store, convert browsers into buyers and boost online revenue.
Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer or tech-savvy merchant that wants to explore the flexibility of the Magento platform. You can modify – and even contribute to – the core code and engage with our passionate community for support and guidance.
Magento Go is our hosted eCommerce solution for small businesses just getting started in eCommerce. You can customize the design of your store and extend the functionality with extensions.

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Magento Community Edition is open source software and can be downloaded for free. Developers can modify the core code and add features and functionality by installing extensions from the Magento Connect marketplace.

Businesses using Community Edition to run their stores will want to have access to their own Magento experts, since Magento does not provide technical support for this software. Answers to many technical questions are available on our user forum.

Small businesses that prefer to have access to technical support and a more comprehensive feature set should consider Magento Go, our “commerce in the cloud” solution. Mid-large size businesses that need support, additional features and our best performance should consider Magento Enterprise Edition.