First of all, if you are looking to “transfer domain to aws”, this means you need to move or migrate your website, application or blog to another hosting specific to AWS. For this scenario, I will be providing a step by step guide and some considerations needed to move and migrate your website to AWS.
If you are looking to migrate or move “your domain” to AWS Route53, this implies that you have your domain DNS management on Godaddy, Registrar or any other; and need to transfer it to AWS Route 53 (Amazon DNS Manager) and manage everything from there. This process involves to change/point your Nameservers from Godaddy to AWS.
As you saw, every migration strategy is different, and its successful application depends on the careful analysis of the current assets and environment to determine the next steps. The following are the most common migration situations and our recommendations for each case.
Why Migrate to AWS?
If you’re still doubtful about how to migrate to AWS, review this pulse post about the digital transformation with AWS and Why you need the AWS Cloud, where you can see the business and technical benefits that could bring to your organization.
What are you looking for?
“Our migration strategies have ZERO downtime, improved Website speed (at least 2 secs) and 90% score on Google PageSpeed Guaranteed.”
Another DNS and migration question is whether you can point your domain to an external server outside of Godaddy, and the answer is YES. You can have your domain at Godaddy/NameCheap and point this domain to an external server (Ex. AWS Amazon EC2 server)
Although this procedure and technique can be applied to any WooCommerce, Drupal, Magento, PHP, Laravel or any other framework, this article “Transfer Domain to AWS” will be considering WordPress as an example. And the good news is that it also applies to any other Hosting provider like Azure, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud, Bluehost, etc. So, if you are looking how to migrate WordPress to AWS or any other hosting these considerations will be useful for your migration process.
Considerations before you can transfer your domain to AWS
Tips and Tricks for moving your website to AWS
Assumptions for this migration.
The following are the assumptions made for this guide.
Steps and procedure to migrate your website to AWS. Aka. Transfer domain to AWS
WordPress Migration Process
Google ranks websites with a higher score on the sites that have SSL/HTTPs enabled. So, it's essential to have your domain ready for https, after the process of transfer domain to AWS.
“Confirm that your database name, user and password match with your WordPress wp-config and the new MySQL database."
How was it? Pretty quick eh? Meanwhile, if you take into consideration the steps mentioned in this article, an AWS Cloud Migration shouldn't take that long. Be aware that many variables could change the migration, such as software incompatibilities, amount of servers and third-party API services, new functionalities not working as expected, SEO factors, data lost and a few more. But if you follow this guide, I‘m sure you will have minimal risk.
Hopefully, this article helped you clarify what a website migration process is, and steps to transform your classic website into a modern and resilient website based on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
So, how much does it cost to Migrate a website or web application to AWS?
AWS migration services
Usually, a small WordPress blog cost around USD 100, but other blogs could cost 2-3X times, when you have several WordPress sites, the cost per site is reduced. A Woocommerce migration could cost around USD 200 - 600.
A highly scalable WordPress site with multiple servers could cost USD 700-1500 or more - it depends on the WordPress size, amount of servers, traffic and the plugins or API integrations that comes along with the website. In addition, If you are using cPanel, Webmin or Plesk, the cost could vary and the technique to migrate website to AWS could also change.
Finally, for a Web application migration such as PHP Laravel, node.js Python or Ruby, the prices could vary considerably; considering the number of deployed services, the number of servers, existing third-party scripts, CI/CD, deployment tools used and so on. This kind of application requires deeper analysis to find out how much can cost, but Ping Us
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Grow your WordPress application into a highly scalable and high-performance architecture, add a distributed architecture, split MySQL service from the EC2 server, implement a Caching system ( Redis/Memcached ), Database Replication, integrate a CDN, Amazon S3, and improve Google PageSpeed Score. Any of these improvements it’s a good start to grow your WordPress application.
Do you own a high traffic WordPress / WooCommerce site?
This is how an enterprise WordPress architecture should look like.