Today managed hosting (e.g. managed ecommerce, especially managed Magento hosting) has become a standard in its field – especially with bigger companies – as a way to outsource IT tasks or to operate an existing infrastructure. This can range from on-site professionals operating on premises through remote support to supervision of applications migrated to the cloud.
We often encounter the challenge of fixing problems or implementing new features in a working Magento store instead of being assigned the task of developing a new ecommerce shop from scratch. Here the question is how to start and what steps to follow to decide whether to take over an existing Magento project that was originally developed by someone else.
This article will walk you through a series of typical mistakes. It can go wrong at any point; it only one component breaks – a false graphic element, a not well elaborated payment process or a bad label on a button – the whole process fails.