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Moving a website

Moving a website, it’s a bit like moving his apartment: you can do it yourself with the help of friends … and the risk that there is something sensitive that breaks. But now you can also choose to hire professionals.

Late spring, and the end of the school year mark the beginning of the season of moves. Moving to your apartment or house, there are several options. In general, when we are young, we rent a truck, use our pals and spend the weekend doing it. This usually happens in a friendly atmosphere, and there is sometimes one or tow things broken, since the goodwill of friends is not necessarily synonymous with experience and thoroughness. When you are already more settled in life and there is a whole family to move, people often chose the serenity of hiring professionals in exchange for a higher budget.

Well, for moving a website, it’s exactly the same thing. Indeed, changing web hosting provider is a long and complex process sometimes involving multiple phases. Of these, there is performance tuning to improve time display and dissemination of content, but also the various tests to validate the correct operation of the application and the infrastructure on which the web service.

If you consider that the change of host for your website is a critical operation and you do not want to take the risk of an incident during the migration, why not call in the pros? Especially if this is a commercial financial site with sensitive customer private information that needs to remain encrypted all along.

That’s the idea have had a number of hosting companies based in Europe and the USA. These companies focused on web applications recently launched “web move” services that had no equivalent in the world before: they offers companies a complete service support for moving their website by a team of professionals providing complementary expertise.

They found that many web providers lacked internal expertise to achieve all the tasks related to the migration of a site in the best conditions. They act as an outsourced technical team, both independent of the agency in charge of project development and completely neutral with respect to accommodation providers but they can also offer this service to their prospects. After a technical audit, they propose to support the migration with a web service according to the specifications and schedule set.

The team of developers/administrators handles newly customizable supports files, databases and domains, and is responsible for putting this into production in two phases: the installation of an interim version of test and commissioning the production of the service on the new hosting infrastructure preselected by the customer.

We find the idea of independent website movers quite interesting, and think that there is indeed a market to take on this type of services, providing a quality service: serenity has real value, we hope that corporate customers for this newly customizable moving are prepared to pay a fair price.

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