Magento is a widely used ecommerce platform with various inbuilt features and customization opportunities. It is a perfect CMS to create a webstore of any type, size or functionality. Using Magento gives multiple advantages to grow and move your business to the next level. The way forward is impossible without analysis of the present status of your webstore which in turn covers all spheres of webstore performance.
Are there any technical issues with your webstore? If you are not sure whether you know the answer to this question, an in-depth and comprehensive webstore audit is what your business needs right now. From small start-ups to established companies with thousands of products, BelVG provides a detailed ecommerce website audit that allows analysis of the webstore from every possible angle.
Whether you own a brand new webstore or have an existing website, a webstore audit is the first step of every development process. Analyze your site in detail and it will help you to find out all the existing bottlenecks and fix them to make your store even better. BelVG certified developers do their best to explore your webstore. Based on our practical experience, we consider all possible ways to improve your online store and provide you with the most efficient routes to take to achieve that.
BelVG uses all its positive experience to manage full-service audit and figure out clients needs:
- Is my webstore healthy and secure?
- Are all the installed extensions compatible and upgraded?
- Is there something that should be updated to improve my webstore?
- How to optimize website speed?
- Is my website search engine friendly?
Get answers to all of your questions with BelVG audit and receive a ready-to-use solution to fix all the problems and make your webstore more competitive.
The process of a webstore audit involves several steps-
#1 We will check the Magento codebase for possible problems
To manage a comprehensive backend audit, it is required to get access to your server (SSH and GIT), as well as the login information to your admin panel. After that BelVG developers dive into your webstore code to analyze it and find out:
- the quality and cleanliness of your Magento code
- changes made
- installed extensions
- third-party plugins compatibility with Magento
- extension versions
- caching processes
Since the codebase of your webstore could not be set in concrete, the monitoring of code changes is worth paying attention to. An extensive review of changes shows the real code quality and allows to identify the weaknesses of the development process. Knowing the whole history of webstore coding means to establish the causal link between implemented changes and their effects. Please, notice, that you should do your webstore backup before audit. Such an audit gives us an opportunity to predict potential errors and solve them before they appear.
#2 Audit all the installed extensions
As the functionality of your webstore increases so will the amount of extensions installed. This correlation is clear and every merchant working with Magento knows that. But not all business owners understand that the growing number of inbuilt plugins may cause performance issues.
Why does the webstore work slowly? Why after an extension is installed, it does not work properly? These problems will not concern you, in case you use the latest version of the extensions produced by one company. However, we are 99% sure, that in reality it will not be like that. The best thing you can do is to review all the extensions your webstore has. Having a team of certified extension developers, BelVG will audit the modules installed and professionally test their compatibility with Magento.
#3 Do a detailed review of all custom extensions
A bespoke extension created especially for your webstore to fulfill precisely your needs. It sounds like the highest level luxury approach and adds your webstore to the A-list. But actually, it may cause more problems than benefits. BelVG reviews the code and performance of custom third-party extensions to make sure they work properly and do not have a negative impact on your webstore performance.
#4 Review of server architecture and logs
You can update your webstore and all extensions to the latest version. You can try all possible ways to optimize your webstore. But it does not matter if you ignore server architecture. Take your PHP and MySQL versions into account, as they also influence webstore performance and security. BelVG provides clients with a comprehensive review of server performance. Be aware of how your server is set up, what folders and files structure it has, what permissions it needs and how all of these indicators affect your webstore.
#5 Review of theme and front-end assets
#6 Performance review
Loading speed is a key factor of excellent webstore performance. The faster your webstore is, the more likely it will reach the first page of Google and you will get more customers. The loading speed depends on multiple factors:
- Server performance
- Cache and reindex settings
- Images optimization
- Code quality
Having tried all possible ways to improve the performance of Magento webstores, BelVG provides the most effective solutions to implement.
#7 Review of security patches and known vulnerabilities
No one wants their webstore to be vulnerable to security issues and easily hacked. Security is the number 1 requirement for an ecommerce website as customers share their payment information when purchasing products. Magento works hard to make its platform as secure as possible. That’s why patches are developed and presented to clients on an ongoing basis as webstore owners could not keep up with new editions. How secure is your webstore? Let BelVG check all your installed patches and get the most in-depth analysis to turn your webstore into a mighty fortress.
#8 Review of all other integrations
An ecommerce website is a complex mechanism with hundreds of installed ready-to-use programs, custom extensions and third-party integrations. As there are no out-of-box solutions suitable for all businesses and markets, such installations are a vital instrument in the process of webstore development. Do you know about all the apps your webstore has? Test payment, shipping and whatever-your-webstore-needs systems integrations and learn how they influence the site performance.
#9 What do you get in the end
Are you interested in a detailed report you will receive which will change the way you view your webstore? BelVG delivers a detailed review of your webstore health and provides clients with multiple improvement recommendations.
Request an audit
After you request an audit, BelVG managers will contact you to discuss price, terms and possible solutions.
A complex audit is impossible without receiving access and login information. After receiving such information, BelVG developers will join the project.
Review the code
We start our audit by diving into the webstore codebase as it is a foundation of your site.
Assess the frontend
BelVG professionals will act like your customers to get an unbiased view of the shopping process to make your online store more attractive to increase your revenue.
The result of our cooperation is a full and in-depth report of what problems your webstore has and how these problems can be solved.
A huge variety of experience
We have been working with Magento for more than 10 years. During this time we have developed webstores for hundreds of merchants. We have been working with world famous companies and with all types of stores from fashion stores to beverage providers, from Europe to North America.
Full stack team
There are no things we can not do with your webstore. There are experienced designers, backend and frontend developers, QA and business analytics in our in-house team that will take care of your webstore.
What you get is what you pay for.
No problem, if you want to review only design, security or technical issues of your webstore. It is up to you and we will be more than happy to help.
We not only provide our clients with a comprehensive multipage review about their webstore but also create a list of suggestions to improve the health of their webstore.
Who needs an audit?
Everyone and we are not joking! A complex audit of a webstore is a necessity, no matter how big or small your business is and what products you sell. In a highly-competitive ecommerce sphere, running a slow and cumbersome webstore is the path which leads to disaster. The more successful you want your business to be, the more information about your webstore you should know. See your webstore from different angles. Stay ahead of your competitors by using the full potential of your Magento webstore.