Q: Why should I transfer my website? What does website migration entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer meet the necessities of your website, or when you face continual downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the help desk support staff to respond to you, it may be a smart idea to swap your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Hostinq1, we understand that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. That is why we will do all that for you at no cost!Our knowledgeable technical staff will move your site content from your current hosting provider to us. Our techs have broad experience migrating websites and can handle everything – from a traditional WordPress weblog or Joomla™ CMS–based site, to a very elaborate, custom–made web application.
Q: How much time will the web site migration process take?
A: There are lots of variables to consider – the total amount of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Yet, we do our best to carry out all web site migrations in a 48–hour period. Smaller–sized web sites are transferred faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: What info will I need to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yes. We will need the name of the web site that you wish us to transfer. We’ll also require a means to access your old web hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your website.
Q: My present hosting account has delicate data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?
A: While we transfer your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as the transfer is done, we’ll ensure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your data is not jeopardized before telling you that the migration is completed. Then we’ll instruct you how to transfer the domain over to your hosting account with us and how to change the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present hosting provider find out that I’m leaving them?
A: Nah. 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 transfer data from?
A: We support all Linux–powered web hosting platforms. In essence, if we can access your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website building platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.