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A Website Transfers to a New CMS

 

Moving to a new CMS, or Content Management System is the most common type of site migration. A CMS is basically an application with a database that allows people to publish content on their website. Popular CMS platforms include WordPress, Drupal and Joomla.

The main reason why many websites decide to move to a CMS is because a custom-built one that is hard-coded can be much harder to manage in the long run. This is because special knowledge and skill sets are needed to make even the smallest of changes to a website.

There are also cases where websites transfer to a new CMS because the new one offers more advantages than their former platform.

A Website Changes Its Domain Name

There are several reasons why a website would decide to get a new URL but two of the most common ones are for rebranding or getting a stronger name. If a website changes even a single letter, character, number or even domain extension, this will affect all the other pages on it.

A Website Switches from HTTP to HTTPS

Google has long been letting users know the importance of adding extra security measures on their website, particularly the HTTPS setting. A lot of SEO experts believe that this has become an additional ranking factor in today’s Google algorithm. And although Google will never confirm this, we can pretty much say that HTTPS encryptions are going to be the standard for websites looking to rank well in the future.

All of the same considerations will apply for your domain if you decide to move from HTTP to HTTPS. The name of the domain is going to be the same but it will have an SSL certificate associated with it.

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Reasons to Migrate a Website

With the types listed above, there are a few reasons why website owners would want to migrate their website in the first place. A common reason for it is that businesses often outgrow platform restrictions or change focuses and require a new platform. project is a complex task to accomplish, many find it as a great opportunity to identify which other parts of their site can be changed or upgraded.

Maybe that could be the right time for a rebranding or a good time to change the domain name. It’s also possible that the existing CMS you have right now just isn’t giving you the features that you’re looking for. These are the kinds of things that you need to consider when you decide to migrate a website to avoid multiple projects which can cost more money.

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