We have been hard at work, making our Migration Center even more awesome, by extending its functionality even further!
Migration from VPS Servers 👌 new
Previously, our Migration Center was able to pull accounts from any individual cPanel account, or even a full WHM / Reseller account with any other cPanel provider, which on its own is pretty amazing!
However, we have seen a huge demand for clients who wish to migrate from VPS or dedicated servers, over to our reseller hosting plans which previously, would require a ton of manual work.
Now, it's possible to migrate from any VPS or Dedicated Server running cPanel, to our Reseller Hosting platform with just a few clicks!
Migration to our VPS Servers 😎 new
We have taken that a step further, by now allowing clients the ability to migrate from any cPanel account, reseller account or even an external VPS over to their VPS servers hosted on our network!
Better yet, this allows you to migrate from 'managed' VPS providers, who don't grant full 'root' access, straight over to your own VPS here with us!
Improved Loading Screen 👀 improvement
Once a username and password have been entered within the Migration Center, we then go through a fairly extensive process to validate the accounts to ensure its safe to move them over. Those checks involve a number of complex calls and queries which can take some time to complete.
As such, we have revised this screen by providing clarification that the process is underway, with an animated loader and a progress bar.
Faster Migrations (and we mean MUCH faster) 💣 improvement
Previously, our Migration Center would create a full backup of the remote account, download that backup, and perform a full restore. This, whilst not slow, can for some larger accounts be a little tedious!
Now, we have improved this process drastically, by introducing the ability for the migration to take place in most part, through the use of rsync threads.
Not only that, but our Migration Center queue has been improved, with faster processing times on queued tasks (around 3.5x faster!) and drastically improved visibility on the migration process.
For those migrating larger reseller accounts from remote servers, this process has improved dramatically. Previously, we would migrate all accounts, then update the 'ownership' of all accounts in 'bulk' shortly after. Instead, we now migrate each account, then update its ownership just a minute or so later, making the account appear in your reseller account much faster than before!
Improved Migration Queue / Reporting 😍 improvement
When initiating a migration from a large reseller account, we would before queue all of the accounts into a single migration thread, with a single transfer session ID.
Now, when you select multiple accounts for migration, they will be queued as individual tasks within the Migration Center.
This means the following improvements...
- Multiple-Account migrations report a 'success' or 'failure' individually, rather than as a combined transfer session.
- You are able to clearly see which accounts are in progress throughout the stages of the migration.
- The accounts will display in your reseller account much faster than before.
- Logs are much simpler to view and understand
We hope you agree, these are some amazing improvements for those of you who use the Migration Center day in, day out to streamline your client acquisition process!
We are incredibly proud to confirm, that so far our Migration Center has been used to migrate over 45,000 domains, without any data loss!
It's top-secret 😈 , but DirectAdmin resellers, be warned! We are going to make your lives much easier over the coming months!
In addition to this, we are a number of gigantic steps closer to our longer-term plans, which is to eliminate manual work involved in the migration process entirely. Big goals!
Over and out for now!