Q: What does the web site migration service involve? Will my site be secure?
A: If your current web hosting provider can no longer measure up to the requirements of your site, or if you experience continuous downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the customer care staff to get back to you, it might be a clever idea to swap your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites along with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Hosting and Free Domain Name, we know that this can be difficult and time–consuming. This is why we will perform all that for you for free!Our capable technical staff reps will transfer your website content from your present provider to us. Our technicians have lots of experience migrating web sites and are able to handle anything – from a standard WordPress–powered weblog or Joomla™ CMS–driven website, to a highly complex, custom–built web application.
Q: Website migration seems like a lot of work. How long is it going to take?
A: There are many variables to keep in mind – the overall amount of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our website migration experts, etc. Yet, we do our best to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour time window. Less sizeable websites are transferred much faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy concerns me. What information do you require?
A: We’ll require the login details for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the site’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my web site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: Nope. Your web site will continue to be online during the transfer. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we will notify you so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything’s OK, all you will need to do is modify your domain name’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to provide any info/help?
A: No. We’ll never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–powered hosting platforms. Basically, if we can gain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source web site building platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.