Techopedia Explains Domain Migration
Domain migration is required under the following conditions:
- During server upgrades, when server data must be transferred to a new system for preservation
- When an administrator switches to a new Internet service provider (ISP)
- When a website administrator migrates data Web page data from one domain to another
The domain migration process varies by server type during a server upgrade. For example, Unix and Windows servers may undergo different domain migration processes. The same rule applies to ISPs and Web hosts.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP), a typical domain migration method, allows users to download local system files and upload files to a new server. However, FTP has a number of deficiencies that make it less than ideal, as follows:
- During data transfer, FTP does not provide adequate preservation tools.
- File formats with unknown file extensions may be altered during FTP transfers.
- FTP only facilitates data transfer in uncompressed formats, which leads to system resource waste.