Glossary of Website Migration Terms 301 RedirectA permanent redirect that informs search engines and browsers that a page has permanently moved to a new location. 302 RedirectA temporary redirect that indicates a page has temporarily moved to a new location. B BackupA copy of website files and data created for the purpose of restoration in case of data loss or migration issues. Broken LinksHyperlinks on a website that no longer work or lead to a valid page. C CMSContent Management System. A software application used to create, manage, and modify digital content on a website. CMS Theme/TemplateA pre-designed layout or design that can be applied to a CMS to change the appearance of a website. Content MigrationThe process of transferring website content, including text, images, videos, and files, from the source website to the target website. D DNSDomain Name System. The system that translates domain names (e.g., www.example.com) into IP addresses. Domain RegistrarA company or organization that manages the registration of domain names. DowntimeThe period during which a website is not accessible or experiencing technical issues. R Robots.txtA text file that provides instructions to search engine crawlers about which pages should be indexed or excluded from indexing. S SEOSearch Engine Optimization. The process of improving a website’s visibility and ranking in search engine results. Source WebsiteThe existing or old website that is being migrated to a new platform or server. SSL CertificateSecure Sockets Layer certificate. A digital certificate that enables secure communication between a website and a user’s browser. T Target WebsiteThe new website or destination where the source website will be migrated. Test EnvironmentA separate environment or server used to test and verify the functionality of a website before its final migration. U UptimeThe percentage of time a website is accessible and operational. URL MappingThe process of redirecting URLs from the old website to corresponding pages on the new website. W Website MigrationThe process of transferring a website from one hosting platform or server to another. X XML SitemapA file that lists all the pages on a website and helps search engines crawl and index them.