What to Expect During a Site Migration

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The Migration Team at Liquid Web is dedicated to providing customers with an efficient and as uneventful a migration as possible. It is important that we work together to ensure an effective transfer of information. No matter if you are migrating from a current Liquid Web server, or from another host, we make it as simple as possible.

The Migration Request

Migrations begin by logging into the Manage customer interface and filling out our form in your Liquid Web manage account. Sending in a Migration Request will allow you to provide necessary details for the migration to begin. Once complete, a Migrations Specialist will contact you to schedule the migration.

If you do not have an existing server, one should be ordered before starting this process. If you do not have an existing server, an option to order one will be presented during the initial process.

Additionally, when attempting to select a source server (after a new server is ordered and configured), select the new server from the dropdown menu. If you get a message stating that a source has not been selected, click the button “Add a source” and select the new server from that list.

The Migration Timeframe

Most migrations generally take two to seven days, however, individual results may vary. The time required can change depending on the size and type of migration being completed. Most delays can be minimized by maintaining communication. Our team provides frequent updates to ensure we receive the data we need to complete the process.

The Migration Process

Step 1: Information Collection

Step 2: Data Move

Step 3: Validation

Step 4: Testing

Step 5: DNS Update

If you have any other questions you may want to see our Site Migrations FAQ! Otherwise, if you'd like to build a custom solution and then start a Migration feel free to reach out to us. We can be reached via phone at @800.580.4985, a chat or support ticket to assist you with this process.

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We pride ourselves on being The Most Helpful Humans In Hosting™!

Our Migration Team is filled with experienced Linux technicians and talented system administrators who have intimate knowledge of multiple web hosting technologies, especially those discussed in this article.

Should you have any questions regarding this information, we are always available to answer any inquiries with issues related to this article, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year.

If you are a Fully Managed VPS server, Cloud Dedicated, VMWare Private Cloud, Private Parent server, Managed Cloud Servers, or a Dedicated server owner and you are uncomfortable with performing any of the steps outlined, we can be reached via phone at @800.580.4985, a chat or support ticket to assisting you with this process.

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I am a g33k, Linux blogger, developer, student, and former Tech Writer for Liquidweb.com. My passion for all things tech drives my hunt for all the coolz. I often need a vacation after I get back from vacation....

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