A website hosting migration is when you move all or part of your website to a new provider. This may be the result of poor performance, lack of application support or limited bandwidth. For many, migrating to a new host seems risky and difficult.
Nexcess makes website migration easy
Nexcess provides premium migration experiences FREE for every customer, no matter how large or complicated your site is. Our migration services match your software version, keep your data intact and provide a testing environment for your peace of mind.
TLDR; We do it right the first time. And we do it better than most hosts.
No need to worry about budget–our migration services are 100% free and managed by a team of dedicated experts.
Once you request your migration, our experts waste no time helping you to transfer your site and get online.
Nexcess website migration services involve minimal downtime, making your switch seamless.
What to expect from our website migration services
In-house experts handle your migration with exceptional service, keeping you in the loop every step of the way.
Nexcess can migrate supported software, databases, files, code, content, domains, customer information, ecommerce data, and so much more.
Our 24/7/365 support starts the moment you choose Nexcess. Our experts respond to your migration questions and concerns immediately.
Nexcess migration specialists follow a detailed checklist that addresses your site’s unique features. Every detail is thoroughly tested for your review.
Enterprise-grade security is built into your Nexcess hosting. Our pros identify any security vulnerabilities during migration.
Nexcess keeps your website data and settings safe. In fact, we can fix previously botched migrations from other hosting providers.
Built on the most powerful application stack in the industry, your site loads faster and works better, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Approaches to website migration
Migrations come in all shapes and sizes. At Nexcess, we provide premium-quality lift and shift migrations. But, we are happy to help with refactoring and replatforming.
Most common among cheap hosting providers
Migration in its most basic form. A computer program copies and pastes your content, but may damage settings and file systems.
Lift and shift
Also known as “re-hosting,” a lift and shift migration transfers your current site data without any changes. Same URLs, no code updates.
Also known as “lift, tinker and shift,” replatforming upgrades your application without changing your architecture.
Refactoring includes significant code and application updates. It is used when a website has grown beyond its backend.
Free, easy migrations for industry-leading platforms
How to start a Nexcess website migration
Once your Nexcess services are activated, visit my.nexcess.net and log in.
Click on “Support” in the left-hand navigation and then click the “Request Migration” button in the upper right section of the screen.
Follow the 3-step migration form, click submit and our specialists will contact you with additional details and scheduling.
Our specialists will reach out to address any of your questions or concerns before we begin.
We review your site’s data and special requests to identify potential hurdles. Our scope of data includes supported software versions, PHP versions, configurations, server data, DNS settings, credentials and SSH keys.
We test the initial sync. We enable caching, DNS, email boxes and any additional requests. You and your team review your website to make sure it’s exactly the way you like it.
We make requested changes and move everything into your new destination database. Nexcess verifies links, caching, images, cart, checkout, DNS and core configuration.
Once everything is verified and ready to go, your migration support team will schedule a go-live date at a low-traffic time. All you have to do is point your domain at Nexcess!
Want to learn more?
Download your free copy of our cloud migration ebook now to see every step of the Nexcess migration process.
Worked with Nexcess to migrate from shared to cloud. I was expecting downtime and issues. Not only did they migrate the site seamlessly, but they migrated all my dns settings, many of which were custom. Thanks Nexcess for making the migration seamless! Every step, the team knew what they were doing.
Russell was the lead for our migration. He then took it upon himself to comb our site to make sure that when we were ready to re-direct our URL, that our site would be fully operational once it went live. Thanks to Russel's commitment and understanding that we could potentially lose our site and livelihood, he had our site completely ready to go live in a matter of days
I needed more storage space and speed. The migration appeared to go smoothly, but after completing the transfer of the database, I noticed some abnormalities in the way some of the products were being displayed. So I turned it over to the technicians at Nexcess who, in turn, escalated the problem solving to a team of senior technicians. They were able to identify the problem within about a half-day. and fixed it in another few hours.