Q: What exactly does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: When your current web hosting provider can no longer measure up to the demands of your site, or if you face continuous downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the tech support staff to respond to you, it might be a good idea to swap your provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At WhichHosts.net, we know that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. This is why we’ll accomplish all that for you for free!Our highly competent technical team members will transfer your website content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have lots of experience with website migration and are able to handle anything – from a common WordPress blog or Joomla™–driven website, to a highly complex, custom–built web application.
Q: Just how long will it take for my site to be moved over to your platform?
A: We strive to perform all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, we don’t have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are several aspects that you need to take into account – the actual size of your website and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We constantly strive to accomplish each migration within 48 hours. With less sizeable websites, our team typically manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: What data will I have to give to your Website Migration Department?
A: We will require the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the website’s name (domain name).
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my website be offline during the transfer?
A: Your web site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your former web hosting provider. After we are through with the migration, your web site will be configured to work on our system and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is change the name server records pertaining to your domain. Your site will be migrated to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to provide any information/help?
A: While we transfer your website content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can migrate your site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform provided that we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only sites that we’re unable to transfer are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.