Adobe has announced it will stop hosting existing sites on Business Catalyst (BC) on March 26th,
2020 2021 (BC has extended ther End of Life, one year as of Apr 9, 2018 8pm EST). This announcement was an unexpected shock to the Business Catalyst Partner community that for the last 9 years has dedicated themselves to promoting the beneficial power of hosting a website with Business Catalyst (see official announcement). All websites built by mfe Design will be affected by Adobe's decision to end their hosting platform. After March 26, 2021 all websites hosted on Business Catalyst will cease operation.
What We Know Today
In the past week, the Business Catalyst developer community has sprung into action to develop some options for clients to move forward with their websites. Currently, potential and existing solutions include:
We are watching all these developments closely, but we are still waiting to see how they flesh out before we make specific recommendations to each of you. We will be providing recommendations to each of you based on your site's unique needs as soon as we have clarity on best options, pricing, etc.
I have developed an FAQ that I will use to update you on commonly asked questions as we obtain more information.
We will send out more emails when we have a better understanding of our options. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions - I will answer them to the best of my ability. *Remember that we have three full years to develop your website strategy.
Thank you for your patience,
Adam McGough, mfe Design
Here is a list of commonly asked questions and answers regarding what this product decision means to your business and website.
We do not want it to affect your websites functionality. Every solution we research will be weighed against the need to maintain current website function and improve functioning whenever possible.
We are researching all options to best change hosting platforms in a way that minimize financial impact on your website and efficiently transfer your website. As soon as we determine the options available and determine which options best fit for your specific situation, we will schedule a meeting to walk through the options with you.
|Mar 29, 2018||Continue operations as normal.|
|Jun 1, 2018||Stop the acceptance of BC projects; pivot all energy to migration efforts...|
|Aug 27, 2018||All sites will move to monthly billing on their first renewal date after August 27th 2018.|
|By Feb 1, 2020||Each customer will recieve an individualized assessment and options will be communicated.|
|Aug 1, 2019||Migration of sites begin|
|Mar 26, 2021||Adobe Business Catalyst (BC) hosting platform ceases operation; all website data will be deleted from BC servers.|