Term Paper - Website Migration Project

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Tony’s Chips has recently been acquired by a new independent company and the organization leaders have decided to move the current website, which is hosted externally, to an internal host. The company wants the website to be redesigned so that after migration, customers will then be able to make orders online. The company’s leadership would also like to have a disaster recovery solution in place in case the main site goes down. The overall objective of the project is to plan and design a new effective platform to host the website and to efficiently transfer the current website with minimal downtime. In order to accomplish successful migration of the current website, the five phases of the systems development life cycle will be utilized.…show more content…
In order to insure minimal downtime during migration, a schedule must be feasible and priorities must be set. As stated earlier, in order to move the website there must be a home for it, so website migration can be compared to moving from one house to another. The infrastructure is the hardware and software that will act as the new home for the website. Once the infrastructure is in place, the second phase can begin. Once a physical location and web server has been chosen, the web architecture can be chosen. The server is just a useless piece of hardware without a software package to make it operational. To the customer, the website is a visual interface comprised of various links, menus, radio buttons, lists, dialog boxes, etc. What the customer does not see is the database management system and other software components that make it possible for them to enter customer information, pick and choose products, and submit an order that will be processed and shipped out to them. Choosing the best operating system to support the business need falls into the planning phase and has to be managed by a database administrator or DBA. There are various operating systems that are available and can vary by costs, platform, usability, and language. The more common language used in database management systems is Structured Query Language or SQL. SQL
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