What’s common

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Community Support
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What’s different

Most of the features can be obtained with the help of plugins and extensions. As for the rest – WooCommerce has other benefits to compensate this kind of inferiority. WooCommerce can score more in SEO due to its fast performance and impressive blogging functionality. When it comes to eCommerce features. Magento is a clear winner here:
  • Multistore capability
  • Multi-language options
  • Complex configurable products
  • Layered Navigation
As a small and efficient plugin in an efficient CMS, WooCommerce is very light on server loads and takes up little disk space. That’s why even a shared hosting for $5/month may be perfectly good to keep the store running smoothly. Magento’s complexity requires significantly more powerful hosting than WooCommerce though. You’ll most likely want to use a dedicated server to ensure a good store performance.Otherwise, your online retailer may get slow and sluggish. Naturally,it will cost you extra.
Ease of Use:
WooCommerce, like its WordPress foundation, puts a huge emphasis on intuitive design and navigation. Magento definitely does take some time getting used to. It’s also quite complicated from a development standpoint. But if you’re serious about putting in a bit of effort and climb over the sleep learning curve. Magento will repay off your efforts many times over.
WordPress, the CMS on which WooCommerce is built, is a blogging platform originally. Being much more widespread on the web, and not meant to handle eCommerce transactions, it happens to become a victim of frauds and hacker attacks much more commonly. This flaw can be addressed with the help of security plugins, which, however, would increase your expenses and use additional resources needed for other extensions WooCommerce requires. In general, since Magento is a special purpose platform built for eCommerce, it is considered to be more security reliable than WooCommerce. Moreover, Magento store often requires fewer plugins, which, logically, reduces the number of possible security holes that can be exploited.
Extensions & Plugin:
Both Magento and WooCommerce have an incomparable number of extensions and plugins able to power up your store considerably. So, if you have a specific need, it’s likely that there’s an extension or plugin available on either platform. Being similar in diversity, they’re different in price. Quite often WooCommerce add-ons are much cheaper and easier to install than those on Magento The installation of extensions in Magento is not so straightforward. In fact, quite often you may need a developer to handle it out and proceed a setup correctly.
As for WooCommerce, a comfortable upper limit for this platform is around 2,500 products. After passing this number, the limitations of WooCommerce functionality tend to result in your website feeling a little chunky. That’s why most WooCommerce stores are small or middle-sized with a few exceptions in the hands of professionals. Magento is known to be by far the most scalable eCommerce platform out there. Having a decent hosting, it can handle thousands and thousands of products and orders with an incredible ease. For truly huge stores there’s even more powerful Magento Enterprise Edition.
WooCommerce themes are much easier to edit and tailor. Quite often, they’re cheaper too. Magento themes are most likely to be ready to go out of the box, while WooCommerce’s tend to require widgets that add content and features to your website.
WooCommerce requires:
  • Less expensive hosting
  • Less expensive plugins
  • Lower development costs
As of Magento, unless you stick to its out of the box functionality, costs of platform maintenance may escalate quickly.
  • Expensive extensions
  • Higher development prices
  • Generally, more expensive hosting requirements

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