Magento is very powerful, open-source content management system for e-commerce web sites. The software was in the beginning developed by Varien Inc., a US private company headquartered in Los Angeles, with support from volunteers.
It is an open-source platform using MySQL databases and Zend PHP. Magento offers great flexibility through its modular architecture. Magento is completely scalable and has a wide range of control options that its users are satisfied about.