5 Tips for Successful Cloud Hosting Migration

Moving from shared or VPS hosting to cloud hosting? Here are 5 tips to make your hosting migration as successful and smooth as possible!

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Cloud migration is no longer an option for enterprises and progressive organizations competing with their rivals. Today, cloud migration is a necessity. The service availability, the cost savings, management, and security benefits of cloud solutions have stimulated businesses of all sizes and business niches to migrate their workloads to the cloud.

If you have finally decided to move to cloud hosting, we have a few tips that will make your hosting migration as successful and smooth as possible:

1. Find and choose a platform that fits

One of the first things you need to do when planning a migration will be to find a choose a suitable cloud platform based on the needs of your business. From our experience, many first-time cloud buyers assume this is a matter of functionality and cost, however, you should keep in mind that there is a lot more to take into consideration. There are so many different platforms and each platform varies in terms of ease of use, complexity, and etc. It is important to determine whether the resources and skills you have at your disposal are suited to one platform over another.

2. Be inclusive in your environment analysis

The best way to start the cloud hosting migration is with an inclusive analysis of the current environment. Take your time to do this properly. For example, for each application you will need to think about compatibility, licensing, security, custom development work, compliance implications, and etc. An inclusive analysis of your environment is very important as it will help you determine any potential problems.

3. Be extensive in testing your cloud environment

Testing cloud environment before you decide to do something is an obvious thing to do. Once you will get cloud environment in place, you will want to make sure your apps are stable. A very important part of testing is to make sure that support procedures are in full working order.

4. Consider your customers

If the apps you plan on migrating to the cloud are customer-focused, it is important that you keep your customers in the loop. You should also inform them if there will be any scheduled downtime. If there is a risk of an unplanned downtime or a possible disruption during the migration, it is definitely worth making all of your customers aware. At this point, you should have a business plan in place, in case it impacts your customers and your relationship with them.

5. Avoid or minimize interruption with a phases rollout

If it is possible, take advantage of a phased rollout. By doing so, you will keep the risk of disruption, interruption or downtime to a minimum. You will make the migration process easier to manage for both sides – for you and your customers and allow you to solve any problems before they cause too many unnecessary issues.

Before you start the migration process you need to be prepared. You may have planned the smoothest cloud hosting migration, however, you should be always prepared for a change. The key is to be flexible and react fast.

If you want to make sure your migration to the cloud is successful and effective every step of the way, consider these 5 steps. If you think you need professional help planning your migration to register to domain, ask your hosting service provider for help. If the hosting company is reliable, you should have a team of experts who will be at your disposal for.

Good luck!

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