By leaving it to the Aitoc team, you can get your Magento store upgraded absolutely trouble-free. Your website will stay live throughout the upgrade and customers will be able to make purchases without interruptions.
Upgrading a Magento store to a higher version implies certain simultaneous processes. Here’s a detailed explanation of each one of them.
Security Patches. We will install the latest versions of any security patches Magento recommends for the upgraded version. It will guarantee the highest security level possible.
Your theme should be compatible with the version of Magento you're upgrading to. If it is not, we will ask you to get the required theme version from your theme provider. It is also possible to develop a new design template from PSD source files if you have them, for an additional fee.
Upgrade of your Magento database including customer base, orders, products, media and store data.
All extensions you wish to keep should be compatible with the version of Magento you're upgrading to. We install them, check upgraded versions for conflicts and produce a report of any conflicts discovered. As unlimited resolution of conflicts is not included into the base package, we provide you with a free quote on fixing such conflicts individually.
At each stage of the upgrade process (described below), we will test the reserve copy of your website on our test server. You will be granted access to our test environment as well, so you will be able to test and see things for yourself.
Each Magento upgrade comes with a 3 months warranty. The warranty may not be valid if you make changes to the code of your website after we perform the upgrade, and the problem is obviously related to those
Comprehensive process makes us a single provider of all the upgrade related services.
We use our own internal checklist and a specific methodology to perform the upgrade. These are actions we take in order to reach this goal:
We will create a local copy of your entire Magento store on our server providing its around-the-clock access to you.
Upgrade to Intermediary Version.
If you are upgrading from a rather old version, we will upgrade your store to an intermediary version of Magento first. For instance, if your current version is 1.4.x, we will first upgrade to 1.6.x before moving on to 1.9.x.
Test & Fix.
After each upgrade stage, we will thoroughly test your Magento installation and fix any bugs that arise. You will be able to test and play around with the test copy of your upgraded store as well.
Upgrade to Final Version.
After an upgrade to an intermediary version of Magento is complete and all bugs have been fixed, we will upgrade your store to the final desired version of Magento.
Test & Fix.
Again, we will test this version on the mirror copy of your website and will fix any bugs we encounter. We will also let you know about any extension or customization conflicts that we discover.
Sync with Website.
Finally, when everything is working correctly, we will discuss with you the best time to sync the upgraded version of your store with your live website. We recommend picking a time of minimum activity on your website.