Why a Magento Code Audit is Essential for your eCommerce Store

10 Sep 2022
Mike Patel
Mike Patel
Why a Magento Code Audit is Essential for your eCommerce Store

Adobe Commerce/Magento is one of the most powerful, flexible, and scalable platforms offering multi-channel commerce experiences for B2B and B2C brands. Whether you’re a B2B ready-to-go direct-to-consumer (D2C) or a B2C managing several brands with different languages and currencies, Adobe Commerce lets you manage multiple sales channels and brands and expand into new markets, simply, from one platform. 

However, growing exponentially requires a constant check for any possible coding vulnerability and removing it to make your website perform better. 

​ioVista offers Magento code audits that cover ​both the front and back end of Magento.

When Does Your Store Need A Magento Code Audit?

Does your website have technical issues or lack performance? Frequently updating your Magento 2 store should enhance security and performance. However, if you experience one or more issues from the following, you need a Magento code audit immediately.

  • Slow page loading speed
  • Part of the theme is not executed properly
  • Malfunction of updates
  • Frequent website crashes during high traffic
  • The website features do not work as they should
  • You require a security patch installation assessment
  • Not able to provide a seamless buying experience to your customers
  • Other possible vulnerabilities you think your website may have

Who Needs a Magento Code Audit?

A Magento Code Audit is a solution suitable for merchants who have already developed a Magento website and want to ensure code quality pre or post-launch, and for merchants that continuously experience poor application performance. Some of the questions that merchants have before engaging us for the Magento Code Audit service are:

  • How healthy is my Magento store?
  • Am I running on the latest version of Magento?
  • Are all the extensions on my website needed, and are they all upgraded?
  • Is my website missing any of the security patches issued by Magento?
  • Has my website been developed with the best Magento coding standards in mind?
  • How much can I scale with the current website as my eCommerce business grows?
  • How secure is my hosting environment?
  • Why is the backend/admin area on my Magento website so slow?
  • Why have my sales declined?

The answers to these questions are provided in detail in our Magento Code Audit, along with actionable suggestions and a roadmap to implement them, so you can ensure your Magento website is scalable, stable, and secure.

What is Reviewed in a Magento Code Audit?

– Magento Configuration review, indexing, caching

– Flat catalog review

– Review of database performance and issues, overall code review, core code changes, log files, custom module structure compliance to Magento standards 

– Core code review & code security review 

– Check for any JS-related error, code review & code security review 

– CSS code review & code security review

– Review of all third-party extensions, reliability, and structure compliance

– A detailed review of all custom extensions

– Review of theme and front-end assets

– Cross-browser testing

– Performance review, minification, merging loading of product collection

– Check if security patches are applied

– Check if the server-side configuration is applied. Eg. permission, cron jobs, unnecessary inbound and outbound requests, and removing unused log files

– Review SEO meta tags to determine if they are appropriately defined

– Insight into the security status of your Magento shop(s) and how to fix possible vulnerabilities

– Google page speed check 

– Magento code sniffer, a static test that uses static code analysis to detect violations of the Magento coding standard to prevent common coding errors

– Quality Assurance (QA) Audit Report:

  • Integration Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • System Testing

What Could Happen if You Don’t Review Your Magento Code?

  • Magento stores can get hacked
  • Spam attacks
  • Poor website loading speed 
  • Problems in loading your best-selling products
  • Delays in loading recommended products  
  • Errors in displaying Cross-sell, Up-sell products

Benefits of a Magento Code Audit

  • Performance optimization
  • Faster site loading
  • Faster Cross-sell, Up-sell product listing
  • Faster checkout
  • Live monitoring
  • Updates in extension codes for better user experience
  • Custom code optimization of extensions for unsupported coding standard 
  • Theme and extensions compatibility check with the Magento version being used for optimum site performance

The Team at ioVista

Our developers who work on these audits are Adobe (Magento) certified, Magento 2 trained, and have experience working on all sizes of Magento stores. The Magento experts at ioVista have seamlessly performed complex setups like ERP and POS integrations, custom-built modules, Magento application optimization for peak performance, and employ Magento coding standards.

What do I Need to Provide for a Magento Code Audit?

You need to provide us SSH access to your server, Magento back-end credentials, Git/repo access, and Google Analytics in case we need to analyze the impact of the issues. And your store is all set! 

Mike Patel
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Mike Patel is the Founder and CEO of ioVista, a leading digital commerce agency specializing in eCommerce solutions. With a strong background in business and technology, Mike Patel has been at the forefront of driving digital transformations for businesses. He has successfully navigated the ever-changing landscape of eCommerce, helping companies leverage the power of online platforms to grow their brand, increase revenues, and optimize their digital presence. Under his leadership, ioVista has become a trusted partner with major technology companies: Adobe/Magento, Google, BigCommerce, Shopify, and Yahoo. He is dedicated to staying ahead of industry trends, adopting cutting-edge technologies, and continuously improving strategies to provide clients with a competitive edge. Mike’s commitment to excellence and client satisfaction is evident in every project ioVista undertakes.

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