For migrations, Seahorse establishes a connection with an AWS account, automates the migration of data, builds an Amazon Lightsail instance and merges the transferred data. The connection is then maintained on the cloned site allowing for control panel management of the instance from within WordPress.
Users can trial the process free of charge by requesting a Licence, installing the software provided and running the process. If satisfied with the outcome, users can then choose to purchase a licence to clone their site to their own AWS account. This is a cloning process so source sites remain unaffected throughout.
You do not need an AWS account to run a trial clone. A self-manage licence however requires an AWS account as this is where the instance will be built. Seahorse offers an account creation service for users if required.
Trial instances are created in our Seahorse / AWS environment
Trials are restricted to the eu-west-1 (Ireland) region only. Users have the option to select any of the Lightsail regions however when using a production licence
No, the software does not currently allow migration or management of WordPress multisite. Multisite support is part of our development roadmap however and will be delivered later in 2021
Trial instances are active for 36 hours after launch
No, the trial instance is for front-end review only and access to the WordPress admin of the site is restricted
Trial instances are launched on the $10 Lightsail plan. More information on plan types can be found here: https://aws.amazon.com/lightsail/pricing/. On production licenses the initial migration is also launched on the $10 plan but users are free from there to scale up/down as they wish
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