Magento 1 to Magento 2. What are the risks?

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Hi everyone,
I'm running a sports store on Magento 1 for a while now. I did plans to upgrade to Magento 2 back when they announced it, but then I heard there were a lot of problems (lost of entities, low-security things like that) so I held back.
However, with their decision to stop supporting version 1 in June next year, I really think I need to upgrade now.
Do I risk run into any problems now?
The current store is Magento 1.6, btw
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacky Nikson
    Hi, DeanRoger!
    You need to understand that running a store with Magento 1.6. you put your business at risk: since 1.6. is a very old version, it's outdated and insecure. It can work properly only if you have installed all updates and security patches.
    And Magento Inc. is most likely serious about closing Magento 1. Here, Magento 2 migration will be a good decision.
    Recently I've migrated my website from M1 to M2 and is still satisfied with its performance. Magento 2 is more optimized. Plus, it applies new methods in extensions installation and platform updates, namely via composer, that's why M2 is more reliable.
    Besides, in Magento 2 updates are released much faster - within 6 months. Therefore it's more secure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robbie789
    As Jacky said, Magento 2 is the best idea.
    I do understand your concern, but you whatever you are worried about is nothing compared to the problems you'll face when you use a version that isn't supported by the official company:
    - You are vulnerable to hack and spam attacks as Magento won't release updated anymore
    - The community will not be able to help you as they focus on supporting the major on Magento 2

    Magento supports the use of cart migration apps like LitExtension so you can upgrade to Magento 2 without fear of losing data, so just use them.

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  • Profile picture of the author markmiller24x7
    If the company itself is stopped providing support for Version 1, then there is no point of holding back to it.

    It actually a good idea & the right time to move to the better end of it before it gets too late.

    And you don't need to worry, Version 2 is actually more secure & better optimized than the earlier one, so don't think twice before jumping to the newer version, just go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author codyhay
    Well that's the obvious question anyone migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 will face.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacky Nikson
    Hello again, DeanRoger!
    Recently I have found the article that will help you to solve your problems.
    Here, in the beginning, guys compare Magento 1 and Magento2. Plus, they describe Magento 2 benefits and difficulties. I hope it will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Seems like the same question people ask themselves every time Microsoft announces they will stop support of an older version of Windows (2000, ME, XP, etc.). This is a no-brainer ... of course you have to switch to the newer version!
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  • Profile picture of the author ethanmiller1
    We are using Magento for the E-Commerce platform. Magento is the open-source platform and there are many other different version is available.
    But Here we talk about Magento 1 and 2 both. Before starting the use of the Magento 1 or 2 any, we all must know all the information about that.
    There are Magento 1 and 2 Comparision and there is a difference between the architecture, Speed & Performance, Extensions Difference, Dashboard, and pricing difference.
    There are security issues is also arisen in Magento platform.
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