Magento FAQ

1. What is Magento?

Magento is a very powerful and growing fast ecommerce script. Magento created by Varien. That is an open-source platform using Zend PHP and MySQL  for databases. Magento offers very good flexibility through its modular architecture. It is completely scalable and has a many control options that its users appreciate.

2. What does Magento cost?

Magento Community Edition is available as a free download in the open source OSL 3.0 free license. The Magento premium Enterprise Edition solution is available based on an annual subscription. For more detail about additional information please visit this page

3. Where can I see a demo?

For demo visist, a demo is available on this site.

4. What licenses does Magento use?

The Magento Community Edition is licensed in the Open Software License (OSL) v3.0, an open source license. More information about Magento’s license please visit at

5. Why Open Source?

A recent report by O’Reilly Research on usage of Open Source in the orginations, provides a number of reasons for the rise, including: Scale and agility, reduced vendor lock-in, security and quality, innovation, and cost.

6. What is Varien’s relationship to Magento?

Varien is the company for Magento, responsible for the development and on-going maintenance of the platform and funcanlity. The company provides a full suite of services for Magento including good support, professional services. Please visit for more detiailabout services services page for additional information.

7. Where can I get themes, extensions and other add-ons?

Extensions (themes, shipping, payment integrations,etc.) to the Magento platform can be found on the Magento Connect marketplace on visit

8. Where can I see examples of live Magento stores?

We can see a list of live Magento stores in the blog in the Magento Spottings or in the Interviews. It is also a community maintained list of live Magento Stores on the wiki.

9. What Payment Gateways are compatible with Magento?

We can find a list of all compatible payment gateways on the Feature list under Payment or in Magento Connect in the Payment Gateways.

10. What features does Magento Support?

The Magento’s feature list can be seen on

11. Where can I host Magento?

Most hosting providers should be compatible with Magento. If we are looking for a host with Magento expertise, then please visit on hosting partner directory page.