Magento 2 is a popular eCommerce platform based on PHP7 and supports HTML5. Zend Framework 1 and 2 and MySQL Percona 5.6 or greater are a few of the frontend frameworks the platform supports, alongside its own proprietary frontend frameworks. Magento 2 offers rich, out-of-the-box features, customizations and third-party integrations.
Key features that help performance include:
Despite the above, and the fact that Magento has a built in caching module, the platform does little to help vendors in terms of website speed. In fact, the platform leaves site speed optimization to its customers and their developers / implementors.
Regarding frontend compatibility, Magento 2 offers three proprietary frontends and robust APIs. Its frontends include: Base, Luma, and PWA Studio (available for M2.3 and up) and APIs include: REST, SOAP, and GraphQL. Bear in mind that PWA Studio and GraphQL are both only supported on Magento 2.3 or later. Furthermore, PWA Studio is geared specifically toward the platform, so you remain locked into its ecosystem. You can connect your own portable frontend or headless endpoints to the platform via the GraphQL API, however, customization of Magento's code and/or database schema can disrupt API compatibility.
Layer0 lets you deliver your Vue store on Magento and enjoy sub-second speeds. While Magento 1 is no longer supported by the platform, it is still compatible with the Layer0. The average website on Layer0 see median speeds of 320ms loads, as measured by Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). However, Layer0 is much more than a website accelerator. It is a Jamstack platform for eCommerce. Layer0 makes websites faster for users and simpler for frontend developers to maintain. The platform was built specifically for large-scale, database-driven websites such as eCommerce and Travel and included the following benefits:
With Layer0, your Vue Magento store will run in sub-second speeds and your developers will be empowered to control edge caching and reduce rework using the various developer productivity tools that come with the platform.
Check out AKIRA, a Magento website on Layer0. AKIRA went from 6 seconds to sub-second page loads and saw mobile transactions double on Layer0. Universal Standard is another great example. This is a Vue store on Layer0, achieving sub-500ms page loads.
If you're currently using Vue, use the this guide to deploy your Vue application on Layer0 and get sub-second loads in as little as 1 hour of work.
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