“Are you desperate to fix situations that haven’t even happened but about to?”
I would suggest you stop overthinking about the migration from old to new Magento version.
Magento has finally decided to discontinue any support for Magento 2.2.X from 31st December 2019. It is a surprise and alert for all merchants who are using Magento 2.2.X or have already started using Magento commerce 2.2.X. fortunately, Magento has announced its discontinuation way before its end date and merchants have got enough time to migrate their sites on a new version. Upgrade the new version as soon as possible to utilize the new features of Magento 2.3 & reduce you website/store security risk.
List of Magento Versions
|Magento Release||End of Software Support|
|Magento 2.2.x||09/2019 (Open Source) & 12/2019 (Magento Commerce)|
|Magento 2.3.x – Magento 2.3.2||Latest Version|
A few key reasons that made Magento stop all support for Magento 2.2.X and below are laid down.
- Security concern: No support to old versions gives an open threat to Magento 2.2.X and below based built eCommerce store owners’ Permanent loss of data and malfunctions.
- PCI compliance at risk: Misplacement in credit card transactions can take place as Magento has also decided to end the support for PHP 7.1 and the PCI compliance is vulnerable.
Ecommerce evolution needs a stable, efficient and secure platform and to contribute in the same Magento community has decided to revoke all support of Magento 2.2.X. Magento 2.3.X Version based sites offer new functions and security assurance which was not possible with Magento 2.2.X version.
Announcement to upgrade from Magento 2.2.X to 2.3.X version is not mandatory for eCommerce business owners but it is to make them aware of what they might miss and face if not updated.
Merchants using Magento commerce 2.2.X need not worry but have to be careful about the disadvantages of Magento 2.2.X if not updated to the latest version. The latest version of Magento Commerce 2.3 is offering several new features that include protection from cyber-attack, payment protection, data security and many more.
Merchants advantages to upgrade to the latest Magento 2.3.X version:
1. GraphQL Support
GraphQL is a query language that allows PWA to extract and deliver the information from Magento platforms into small data packets to identify and securely use in the future. It also frees your worry of requesting data every time as GraphQL in Magento 2.3 allows merchants to make data requests whenever they need.
2. PHP 7.2 Support
Magento 2.3 has contributed to making the performance stable and effective by supporting PHP 7.2 to improve the security of the platform.
3. It Supports Progressive Web Applications (PWA)
The old version of Magento commerce was not supportive of PWA whereas Magento 2.3 fully supports progressive web apps that provide an immersive experience to users without the need of downloading them.
4. Multi-Source Inventory (MSI)
It was real pain of the merchants of being restricted to manage one store at a time but Magento 2.3 is coming with the striking feature of MSI. Merchants can now easily manage all the inventories from a single place. MSI also empowers merchants to keep a record of different locations without any squabble.
5. Declarative DB Schema
Magento 2.3 is ensuring security with the two security levels that are:
- 2 Factor Authentication:
Users will have to provide additional information sent by google after entering the login credentials to protect the website from vicious attacks.
- Google Recaptcha:
Does it add one more security level to Magento 2.3 that helps in detecting if the user who is trying the access is human or robot?
End of support for PHP 7.1 could result in a risk for PCI compliance for merchants using Magento commerce 2.2.0 – 2.2.9.
Magento store owner that is still using Magento commerce 2.2.0-2.2.9 should update or migrate to the latest Magento version with PHP 7.2 or 7.3 to continue enjoying the advantages of Magento 2.3.
To avoid the security risk of the payment, consumer data using the Magento 2.2.X version, it is advisable to think of future and self-benefit which could only be gained when migrated to Magento commerce 2.3.
Support for Magento 1 ends in June 2020.
Magento has not only decided to end the support for 2.2.X but also announced that Magento will no longer be serving or supporting the Magento 1.X version. Magento has planned to stop providing security updates in June 2020 for Magento 1 version based store owner.
The reason is not one, but several reasons have made Magento stop updates for the old version and only continue with 2.3, however SQL injection vulnerability is found in 2.3.0 and that is why experts advise to directly opt for Magento 2.3.1 instead of migrating or upgrading to 2.3.X.
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