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Transfer site to another CMS, hosting or domain
An existing site which operates on the World Wide Website often transfers to another content management system, changes the host provider or a domain name. In order not to lose data or target traffic, it is necessary to know how to transfer the site to another CMS, domain or host without affecting the web resource itself and your online business.
Transfer site to another CMS
CMS – Content Management System is an essentially ready engine, a constructor that consists of separate scripts, software modules, design templates, which allows to create a site of any level of complexity with minimal knowledge in such an area as a site development. Modern CMS systems have an intuitive, convenient administrator panel, an extensive set of tools, extensions and updates.
Among CMS systems which are popular nowadays, it is worth to highlight the following:
Joomla and others.
How to implement site transfer to a new CMS?
First of all, if you transfer the site, it is important to save not only data, but also traffic. The transfer process itself usually begins with a deep analysis of the site. There is a useful tool for such a reason – Google Analytics, that helps to determine what pages of your Internet resource have brought the greatest benefit as target traffic.
High-quality site transfer from one CMS to another provides for saving the original URL web pages. It is intended for those that used to be on the previous resource.During the update it is necessary to transfer the entire content and configure the meta-data.
It is often needed to change the site structure to another engine, which in turn can lead to a URL change. At the transfer stage, it is important not to lose all traffic. In this case, it requires to:
Collect a list of current page addresses
Define pages which address will not change
Define pages which address will change
prepare a map of redirects and after that it is time to start
Next step is how to choose the right engine for your site. First of all, it is worth noting that WordPress can be considered as a universal and popular content management system. With such a system you can create a web project of any direction, the level of complexity and topics. You should pay attention to OpenCart if you want to create an online store with extended functionality. This CMS is easy in web development and administration. The above systems of site content management are free. In addition, they have a number of significant advantages. For example,among them:
A huge amount of design templates of various topics using modern technologies, fashion graphics and animations;
Extensive number of software modules and extensions to increase the functionality of the online store;
The ability to optimize the site under the search promotion;
Constant engine updates;
Big community and technical support.
There are much more benefits, if you refer to the possibilities of each individual CMS. When you select CMS, pay attention to whether it is possible to set up a URL, understandable to all people, to fill the metadata for each target page (titles and handles). For example, it is easy to implement this task in WordPress via the additional CEO plugins. Almost every modern content management system is easily integrated with social communities and analytics services. It is also worth mentioning that the site transfer process itself has a varying effect on its positioning of the search results. Only the correct web transfer and well-optimized content that is present on the web site can be contributed positively.
What difference will be if the site is transferred to another CMS? The change of the engine makes the site better and the Internet project meets all requirements that could not be achieved using the previous one.
Transfer sites to another hosting
The host provider is typically changed in view of various reasons. These include an excessively long server response to user requests, ineffective site protection and its content, poor technical support or even inaccessibility of the site on the Internet when the server gives an error that the user’s requested page is not found. In that case it is necessary to transfer the site to another hosting. In fact, there can be a lot of reasons.
What is hosting and what is used for?
The host provider company offers its server where the clients and at the same time website owners store their data (files with the contents of the site, software code, graphics, databases). The web server is a kind of “home” for Internet resources and ensures their presence (visibility) on the Internet. Hosting is a service which the host provider offers on the basis of a package . You pay money for this service, so that your site is available online. In other words, a host provider is indispensable.
The process of site transfer
The transfer of sites to another hosting is complex and sometimes even an impossible task for an unprepared person. Therefore, it is better to entrust its fulfillment to people who can do it at the professional level. For transferring the site to another hosting we always propose loyal prices to our consumers and provide high quality service. The process of transfer consists of several separate steps. These include:
Hosting services provides registration of the user and the site in the new company;
Linking a domain name to a new hosting;
Transferring a database and file contents of the site to the host provider server.
If everything is done correctly, the site will be again available by the name of its address for the users on the Internet.
What is needed for the transfer of the site to another hosting? The transfer steps have been presented above. You will need a database in SQL format to upload to the server, an archive with folders and site files. The transfer will be quickly implemented by a file manager or FTP client.
What problems may occur during transferring the site to another hosting?
If the volume of your online project is more than the amount of committed memory, which is provided in the service package, then you will simply fill all files on the web server. It is best to choose the package of hosting services in which there is more storage space compared to the site weight.
If the data was incorrectly filled, (database, files), the site may not have been displayed in the user’s browser at all or partially. Therefore, this work must be done by professionals.
How to choose a high-quality hosting?
Transferring WordPress to another hosting, as well as the Internet resource on any other content management system, the question is quite important. But the choice of a high-quality host provider remains an important issue. You need to remember one simple rule – to enjoy all the benefits, it is worth choosing only paid hosting with automatic data backup, anti-virus protection and protection from DOS attacks. Only in this case, you can achieve positive results.
The transfer of the site to another domain
Usually, the domain name change of the site is carried out after its pages have fallen out from the search engine index. This can happen after being sanctioned by the search engine. For example, you can get a filter AGS (search engine filter “ Yandex ”). The site transfer to another domain may be a result of changes in the Internet resource name to be more memorable for the users, more pleasing to the ear.
The domain site name is called a combination of the name itself, which the resource owner makes up and the previously selected domain zone, (COM, UA, COM.UA, Lviv.ua – there are a lot of available domain zones).
How to choose a new domain for the site?
The choice of the domain zone is done depending on the personal purposes and preferences. The name should be easily remembered to users. For example, you can choose the name of a company or brand. As for the domain zone, if you are going to promote your web project internationally and it is multilingual, then you can choose the domain zone COM. If you plan online business within Ukraine,take domain UA. There are also regional domain zones for resources that will be attached to a particular region.
Site transfer from one domain to another
The first thing is to register a new domain. Next, the transfer of WordPress to another domain, as well as the Internet resource which has been created to use any other CMS system, starts with copying site files and databases, as well as their subsequent download to hosting with a new domain name.
After completing this task, it is necessary to configure 301 redirects so that after clicking login to the old site, the user is immediately sent to a new resource, which is a complete copy of the old one. Some time later, after indexing the web pages on the new site, the old domain can simply be turned off.
At this stage, basically, the site transfer to another domain is considered successful, and the new site will be available on the Internet. It is difficult for an unprepared person to fulfil the actions presented above. For this reason you need competent people who know their work and perform it efficiently. You will find professionals at our web studio which you can contact right now.