The new company I started working for wants to change data centers and possibly hosting platforms. They currently run cPanel with about 50 sites on it. I have been giving input as a very happy vm customer and they are considering it as their new control panel. So, I have a few questions for people who have used the migration tool to convert from cPanel to VM. Joe/Jamie feel free to chime in here, but I would also really like to hear from others who have been through this process.
- Any problems migrating and if so, what was it and how hard was it to fix.
- All sites have their own SSL Certs, does the migration handle this?
- They are worried about current customers not liking or being able to figure out the VM interface. (I have a meeting with them to show them the interface of my box). They did not like the VM demo site, which doesn’t seem to be getting reset as its currently (I just checked) all in Russian.
- How does the migration handle things like installed software/apps on the cPanel server?
- How hard is the migration process (probably related to #1)
- Is there anything special (tips/tricks) they need to know going into the migration.
- Is there any ‘dry run’ or ‘emulation’ test they can run to see how VM will handle the migration.
- Do Joe/Jamie help if there is a problem? They have always been good to ME when there was a problem with my vm.
- How long will it take for the migration?
- How does the migration work? Do they point it to their cPanel, work off of a backup or ?
- They have a target time period of 2 hours to make the transition (50 sites), is this feasible?
I think the answers to these questions along with my personal demo to them will be very helpful for them to make an informed decision. They are tired of cPanel and its problems. On another note, the data center I currently use (I just found this out) no longer supports cPanel and have moved to VM!!! Awesome job guys! This data center is one of the best in Portland, OR. and hosts many of the downtown businesses.