Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer match the needs of your site, or if you go through continual network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the client service staff to respond back to you, it might be smart to change your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At W3 Hosting, we are aware that this can be hard and time–consuming. That is the reason why we’ll do all that for you at no cost!Our experienced technical team will transfer your web site content from your current provider to us. Our techs have broad experience with web site migration and are able to take care of everything – from a common WordPress blog or Joomla™ CMS–based website, to a highly complex, custom–made app.
Q: Just how long will the website migration process take?
A: While we cannot give you an exact time frame, since there are a lot of variables, including the size of the files and databases, the location of the current host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll give our very best to migrate your web site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (if the website content is not very large).
Q: Do you need anything from me before you begin moving my website?
A: We’ll need the login information for your current hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the website’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my web site?
A: Your site will work just like it did before with your former web hosting provider. When we have completed the migration, your web site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we’ll ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is update the NS resource records pertaining to your domain. Your website will be transferred to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my current hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nope. Aside from your login info for the Control Panel, we will not need anything. We will never contact your hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–powered hosting platforms. Essentially, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site building platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.