If you’re still confused about the whole website migration process, don’t worry we’re here to help. The process is one of the hardest tasks for a webmaster and even some digital marketing agencies. Here are a few key elements we look for when helping our clients migrate content or full website archives:
Before a host migration we make sure everything is archived as much as possible to ease the process. We make sure to archive all old URLs and create a system for new URLs. We also create or analyze sitemaps, and even look over robot.txt files to make sure that spiders who crawl your sites for indexing have access, and to make sure any disallow rules established does not interfere with search rankings.
Site architecture techniques include different task communicated between clients for your new web hosting design. URL mapping occurs to match URLs from your new previous site to your new website, and URLs are analyzed to make sure no duplicate emails exists. Top linked-to pages have priority in being exported and redirects are placed on pages under development.
For CMS systems like WordPress, rich media files and text files are often transferred to new hosts using a File-Transfer-Protocol system. For clients using cPanel files are zipped and transferred as well. We also assist in importing this content into a new database to ease reconfiguration.