Q: What exactly does website migration imply and what does it involve?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer fulfill the necessities of your site, or when you go through frequent network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client care team to get back to you, it might be a smart idea to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your web sites along with your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At Host2u, we know that this can often be hard & time–consuming. This is why we’ll perform all that for you at no cost!Our competent technical staff will migrate your web site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have broad experience migrating websites and can handle anything – from a typical WordPress–powered weblog or Joomla™ CMS–driven site, to a very elaborate, custom–made application.
Q: How long will it take for my web site to be transferred to your platform?
A: We strive to implement all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Still, we do not have a set time frame for website migrations. There are various factors that you have to take into consideration – the very size of your site and the workload of our website migration staff, etc. We always try to implement each migration within 48 hours. With smaller websites, our staff usually manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is vital to me. What data do you need to have?
A: We’ll require the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: No. Your web site will remain reachable online during the transfer. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we’ll notify you so that you can preview it and check for any problems. If everything’s okay, all you will need to do is update your domain name’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we transfer your web content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will not contact them in any way.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: We can migrate your web site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–powered hosting platform as long as we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we can’t migrate are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.