With custom functionality, design, and integrations of Magento powered stores, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for Magento migration to version 2.x. From automated database migration to functionality redevelopment and manual resolution of compatibility issues, Staylime takes on all the pains associated with Magento migration.
Prior to migrating your store from Magento 1 to Magento 2 it is vital to get an in-depth understanding of your requirements surrounding Magento design, functionality, Magento integration, and, ultimately, time and budget constraints, as these will impact the scope of the project.
With this in mind, our engineers conduct an all-round migration audit:
We review your data volume, store structure, and current design.
See how many extensions are in place, whether they are pre-built or custom-made, what tasks they address;
We analyze custom functionality introduced to existing extensions or, heaven forbid, Magento’s core.
Besides, we delve deep into the way your business operates both internally and externally to see whether there are any grounds for cost-effective and rational automation or enhancement of your existing business processes by virtue of custom functionality or ready-made extensions.
This analysis allows us to draft a sound Magento migration guide tailored to your objectives and needs, along with a timeline and the costs involved, to be able to commence the project strictly in line with your expectations.
Oftentimes IaaS or PaaS vendors just can’t provide that top-notch experience you’re after.
Be it poor performance, distant physical location of the data center, absence of transparency from tech support, missing functionality, inability to scale along with your business or high price, we’ll be happy to lend you a hand — whatever the reason behind your will to change your server environment, we have dedicated engineers to help you out with making a seamless switch to a new platform of choice.
Our DevOps engineers thoroughly study current system loads, while accounting for your business growth expectations and predictions — all that to select an optimal server configuration that would be scalable and efficient to support your needs in the long run.
This approach allows us to ensure that your Magento 2-based store will provide the required functionality and operate just as it’s supposed to, and also will help you calculate the total cost of ownership and plan the budget accordingly.
Because of one click configuration, vast geographic coverage, and affordable pricing, DigitalOcean is the platform of our choice for small yet high performance instances with common ecommerce features.
Amazon Web Services
The largest network of Amazon’s globally distributed data centers and manifold SDKs enable us to implement large scale and load‑resistant Magento stores with sophisticated functional features.
We’re also accustomed to working with a range of Magento-specific hostings, including Nexcess and MageMojo. Fear not, we’ll be able to roll your store on any other IaaS or PaaS given we have access and sufficient permissions.
It all starts with the primary database migration: our developers make a copy of the existing Magento 1 database and attempt to migrate it, while documenting all the issues and trying to resolve them as they arise.
Once done, we provide you with access to our staging environment where you can double-check everything to make sure that the migration attempt went well. If so, we set up triggers in your existing store’s database and migrate your store settings, customer, product data, web content, and files to a clean unaltered Magento 2 installation.
To safeguard uninterrupted flow of your business processes, Staylime keeps the source site alive till the end of the migration process, while end users keep making changes in the source system. In this context, continuous data matching between the source and target is vital.
Once the functionality and the design are there and you’re ready to make a switch from your old store to the new one, Staylime runs delta migration through a script automating comparison of the source and destination databases, transferring the incremental changes that were made to your store from the moment the primary migration was complete.
We also manually migrate the following data by request:
Since Magento 2 has different database and architecture designs, there is no backward compatibility between it and Magento 1. Hence, the functionality of your store can’t be migrated in the true sense of the word — it can only be replicated from scratch.
For this reason, our engineers handpick and adjust a 2.x counterpart for every 1.x extension, whose functionality you’d like to retain, and develop custom Magento extensions for whatever custom-built features you might have, so that you can enjoy a full replica of the existing functionality on your new 2.x store.
Here are the options that we pursue when replicating the functionality:
If the extension has a Magento 2 version, we reinstall it, porting its data and settings manually or automatically.
We select and install similar Magento 2 extensions that enjoy alike functionality as their Magento 1 counterparts.
Staylime develops custom Magento extensions from scratch to cover functionality that is not supported by any existing extension.
We migrate extension data to Magento 2, developing custom data migration scripts for functionally similar, yet structurally different extensions.
Given the architectural differences of Magento 1 and 2, their themes are not interchangeable or transferable.
However, our designers and developers can help you address this problem you didn’t know you had a second ago in a variety of ways:
Third-party theme installation, where we customize a theme available on the market.
Slicing your existing Magento 1 theme and rebundling it to make it compatible with Magento 2.
Custom theme development, where our team delivers the design and development of a unique theme from scratch.
It is of vital importance for any ecommerce business to retain and yet better to multiply your Magento SEO potential when migrating, which is especially difficult in scenarios where custom SEO functionality was introduced to Magento’s core.
Our SEO experts analyze your current configuration, and study existing extensions and customizations to fully understand the SEO-related complexities behind the migration of your store to Magento 2.
Once done, we migrate your SEO settings, recreate custom URLs and cross links, transfer metadata and markup, and set up redirects.
Staylime transfers complex product configuration structures of the Mageworx’s Advanced Product Options extension, retaining all product/template assignments.
We port all data, including custom pricing, inventory, color, image options, as well as dependencies of a multitude of product variations. As a result, you get an exact replica of your product catalog on the new Magento 2 store.
In case you are still reluctant to migrate to 2.x or want us to help you support your existing store during Magento migration, we offer Magento support services for version 1 of the platform, that span security checks, performance optimization, configuration of the server, extension inspection, and functionality customization.