First released in 2008, Magento is an open-source ecommerce platform and content management system (CMS) which is written in PHP. The platform allows businesses to create and manage ecommerce websites, and is usually hosted through a cloud hosting provider such as Cloudways.

Magento is the preferred ecommerce platform of around 250,000 online merchants, from small-to-medium businesses to global enterprises like Ford and The Coca-Cola Company. To host their Magento sites, many users will opt for a cloud hosting partner; with Cloudways, you can experience fast Magento hosting with a fully optimized stack for optimal performance, reliability and security.
Magento is the third most popular ecommerce platform globally, with around a 10% share of the global ecommerce platform market. Magento is a powerful, feature-rich platform that enables online merchants to sell and manage thousands of products. As an open-source solution, Magento is also highly customizable, allowing complete control over the look, feel and functionality of an online store.
Magento uses the PHP programming language, the MySQL or MariaDB relational database management system, and components of the Zend Framework. Magento also uses the entity-attribute-value model to store data. Magento 2 uses the JavaScript library Knockout.js to implement the Model-View-ViewModel paradigm in its frontend code.