I have published a handful of sites for a few clients with third party hosting, and I am now considering providing the option of CMS that Business Catalyst provides. How do I begin this process and do I need to cancel third party hosting subscriptions first?
Also, when you use Business Catalyst to launch and host a site, I assume you still keep your original domain name and it doesn't have 'business catalyst' in the name as it does for temporary sites?
I thought this process would be relatively east to set up and follow but I am chasing myself in circles. any help would be greatly appreciated.
I will try to address your queries point wise :
1) You can register for free partner portal at Adobe Business Catalyst (if you haven't already done so) and administer it using link: http://businesscatalyst.com/PartnerPortal/Index.aspx
New sites can be created directly from Partner portal or you can publish sites from Adobe Muse app.
2) Business Catalyst is hosting service provider and we don't provide domains hence, you can either use your existing domain names or you can buy it from any registrar of your choice.
3) As, per system design all Bc sites are assigned System (.businesscatalyst.com) and Secure (.worldsecuresystems.com) domains but, your site will indeed go Live with your original domain name.
(Note: Domain can only be added once site is upgraded to paid hosting plan however, you can explore the features of platform using a Trial site.)
You would also like to refer helpful documents which mentions about detailed plan breakdown and process of upgrading the site :