Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service on offer at The Hosting Solutions is completely free and consists of moving all your website files, databases and emails from your current web hosting provider to your brand new web hosting account with us. We will also revise all the configuration settings needed for your sites to be fully functional on our cutting–edge cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of transferring any kind of web site. With years of work experience in the industry, they are experts in the inner workings of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other well–known Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom web application with multiple custom libraries is as easy as transferring a plain WordPress–based blog.
Q: Just how long will it take for my website to be transferred to your platform?
A: We try to perform all website migrations ASAP. However, we do not have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are certain aspects that you have to consider – the sheer size of your web site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We always strive to implement each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller–sized web sites, our team usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is crucial to me. What information do you need to have?
A: We do not collect any information that is sensitive. We will need, however, the login info for your current web hosting account and the name of the web site that you wish to transfer.
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my web site?
A: While we transfer your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your old hosting provider. As soon as the migration is over, we will ensure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your content is not jeopardized prior to notifying you that the transfer is done. After that, we will tell you how to transfer the domain name to your web hosting account with us and how to change your DNS records.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to do anything?
A: No. We will never get in touch with your hosting provider about anything at all. They won’t be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate website content from?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Basically, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your web site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source web site building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.