It is a best practice to keep your Commerce installation up to date, so you can benefit from the latest fixes, improvements, and advancements. Release notes provide a detailed description of the changes in each product release, with links to additional technical information, installation instructions, and support resources. To learn more about the current release, see:
Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 release notes
Magento Open Source 2.4.6 release notes
To download and install the latest 2.4.x release on your own infrastructure, see the Installation Guide and Configuration Guide. To deploy the latest 2.4.x release on the Adobe cloud infrastructure, see the Commerce on Cloud Infrastructure Guide.
The Installation Guide provides information on installing Adobe Commerce. Reviewing the following information is recommended:
Your Commerce installation can be deployed to run in either production or developer mode. Some tools and configuration settings are designed specifically for developers, and can be accessed only while the store is running in developer mode.
Most topics in this guide apply to a Commerce installation that is running in production mode. See the Developer page of the Configuration Reference Guide.
The Commerce mode can be changed only from the command line of the server by a user with appropriate permissions. See Set the operation mode in the Configuration Guide.