i'm new in the magento world, and now i'm starting to create my first e-commerce with the Community Edition.

But i want to ask you if in the future i want to upgrade the Community edition with the Enterprise Edition, is possible? if yes it's a complicate process?



  • You may be interested to watch this presentation from a meet magento earlier this year before you consider upgrading to EE. Sep 17, 2014 at 12:59
  • We treat a EE upgrade the same as a CE upgrade and I have done this many times. As Marius said there are issues that need to be covered in modules and themes, but this is the same for any upgrade. Sep 17, 2014 at 13:48
  • You really need to be running $multi-million revenue/yr to justify it, and then once you reach there you probably want to look towards a migration rather than an upgrade as the surrounding architecture will change including business processes, extensions, and custom scripts.
    – user2935
    Sep 17, 2014 at 13:50

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In theory is possible. I've done it before. (CE 1.1 -> EE 1.9)
The problems may appear on third party extensions. Some of them may be compatible with CE and not compatible with EE.
I guess you will have to test them manually.
As for the upgrade...I did it this way.
I installed EE over the database I had from the CE version.
Everything went smoothly.
An other problem I had, was the password hashing.
EE uses a different hashing method. sha1 if I remember correctly.
But you can change the encryption model in EE and make it use the one from CE so you can keep the old passwords.

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