Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer answer the requirements of your site, or when you experience regular network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the customer support team to respond back to you, it may be a clever idea to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At WebHost4.us, we realize that this can often be hard and time–consuming. That is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our skilled technical staff will move your web site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our techs have got lots of experience with web site migration and can take care of anything – from an average WordPress weblog or Joomla™ CMS–driven site, to a very elaborate, custom–made web application.
Q: Website migration sounds like lots of work. How long will it take?
A: While we can’t give you a precise ETA, because there are lots of variables, including the physical size of the files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will try our very best to migrate your site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (in case the website content is not large).
Q: Do you need something from me before you begin moving my site?
A: We will require the login details for your current hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: While we transfer your site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your old web hosting provider. As soon as the transfer is done, we’ll ensure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your web content is not jeopardized prior to notifying you that the migration is over. Then we will tell you how to transfer the domain name to your hosting account with us and how to update the DNS settings.
Q: Will my present hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we move your web content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the migration at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which hosting providers can you migrate web content from?
A: Yeah. We support all regular Linux–powered web hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–powered hosting platforms, because we do not provide Windows web hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we don’t support proprietary website building and administration tools like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.