Business Catalyst is a hosted all-in-one solution for building and managing business websites. It has sales, service, and marketing features such as eCommerce and Email Marketing tools. However, Adobe Business Catalyst has announced they are shutting down service in the near future. Adobe has confirmed they will be deleting all websites hosted on their servers in 2021 and in the coming months this year, no new sites will be able to be hosted on their servers.
When will the services stop and what will it affect?
If you are currently using a trial website with Abobe Business Catalyst you have until 18 June 2018 to upgrade to a paid website. Adobe has given us fair warning that they will stop hosting existing sites on 26 March 2021 meaning all data will be erased and will not be available online, this includes;
- Trial sites
- Paid websites
- Email marketing systems
What does this mean for your Abobe Business Catalyst website?
It's important that you plan ahead, Adobe has given a three year notice period to customers to consider the following:
- Transferring away your website
- Download your website data
- Download your EMS data
If you leave it too late, you will lose it! Even if you are thinking of closing down your website you should still download all your data as it may prove to be a valuable resource to your business in the future.
For people who still wish to keep their websites, we recommend that you consider moving your hosting elsewhere or consider getting a new website well before the end date. If you were considering Adobe Business Catalyst, we recommend that you look into your other options.