Have you been looking
to transfer a website or domain? Well, maybe Media Temple
can help, as the Web hosting provider just launched a new migration service.
Often, transferring domains or moving websites and applications
can be a detrimental hurdle for customers looking to switch Web hosting
services, one that requires a significant amount of manual work. This process
can be especially arduous for those who aren’t equipped with adequate
resources, support, or automated tools.
The service, known as Otto, will help users transfer their
sites, domains, and applications, and focuses on automating the process to make
it as simple as possible for customers. It is managed by the dedicated support
team at Media Temple.
“People are always asking Media Temple
to help them move from their existing hosting provider,” says the company’s
president and COO, Russell P. Reeder. “We built Otto to remove the headaches
that come with moving websites, apps, and domains so that customers can focus
on the more important – and fun – aspects of creating their websites.”
Migration of websites and domains to or from Media Temple
will be carried out by one of two components, the aptly named SiteMover and
DomainMover services. SiteMover audits any widget or plug-in on the site being
moved and updates it to the most recent version whenever possible in order to
provide optimal site performance and security. DomainMover will transfer .com,
.net, .org, and other popular domain extensions.
Otto’s migration services cost $150 per site for websites
and $25 per domain.