Adobe BC website end of life announcement

On March 26th Adobe announced the end of life for the Business Catalyst web solution.

Rangs Graphics has been a Business Catalyst partner since 2006, long before Adobe bought the product. When we first started using this hosting tool, it was a small Australian start-up which offered a way of producing and maintaining websites which was uniquely versatile and powerful. At first Adobe supported Business Catalyst with many upgrades and improvements, but in the last couple of years they have shifted their focus to "website lite" DIY web builders designed for users who are not necessarily web professionals and want to build simple "brochure" type websites. Recently they have decided to move away from hosting websites altogether.

This development means that we have three years to migrate our Business Catalyst sites to alternative hosting platforms and we are currently researching the best options for this in terms of suitability for individual website requirements, efficiency and expense.

While three years sounds like quite a long time we are commencing work now on a comprehensive transfer process including your website and email accounts, if needed.

Important dates

Since the announcement Adobe has extended the expiry date for Business Catalyst websites several times. At the moment the critical dates are:

Sites renewing after 27th August 2017 will move to monthly hosting. We will be contacting all affected clients before this takes place to discuss options.

All Business Catalyst websites will no longer be hosted by Adobe after 26th March 2021. This gives us three years to find a good hosting alternative for your website and move it.

(Please check back at this page regularly, as the dates may still change)

What's next?

If you need to discuss your Adobe Business Catalyst website and plans for moving please contact us.

Otherwise we will be contacting all Adobe Business Catalyst clients in a timely manner about their site transition.

If you have a Business Catalyst website and are not one of our clients we can still be of assistance in migrating your website efficiently to alternative hosting. Please do contact us.

 

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