Here are just a few of the benefits & features:
System requirements for Magento
1. Your web server needs to have PHP’s SOAP extension installed. If you are unsure about this, the easiest way to find out is just to proceed with the set up and see if it works.
If it turns out that the SOAP extension is not installed, you should ask your system administrator to rebuild PHP with this extension enabled.
2. You need to have Magento version 1.1 or higher.
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