Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: When your current web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the demands of your website, or if you go through continuous downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the technical support staff to reply back to you, it might be smart to change your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites together with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At Webhostingdesigns, we know that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. Because of this, we will do all that for you at no cost!Our highly trained technical staff reps will move your site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our techs have got broad experience migrating websites and can take care of anything – from a regular WordPress weblog or Joomla™ site, to a very complex, custom–made app.
Q: Just how long will it take for my web site to be migrated to your platform?
A: There are a lot of aspects to bear in mind – the overall amount of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Nonetheless, we do our very best to implement all web site migrations within a 48–hour time frame. Smaller sites are transferred much faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you start moving my site?
A: We will need the login information for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: Nah. Your site will remain reachable online during the transfer. Once everything is completed on our end, we’ll let you know so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything’s alright, all you will need to do is edit your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider discover that I’m leaving them?
A: While we transfer your content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will never contact them in any way.
Q: Does it matter what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: Yes. We support all traditional Linux–driven web hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–powered hosting platforms, since we don’t offer Windows web hosting services ourselves.We also do not support proprietary web site building and management user interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.