Q: Why do I need to transfer my website? What does web site migration involve?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer answer the requirements of your site, or when you suffer from frequent network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the help desk team to get back to you, it may be a smart idea to change your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At My Web Design Host, we understand that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That’s why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our knowledgeable technical staff reps will transfer your site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have broad experience with web site migration and are able to take care of anything – from an average WordPress blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered website, to a very complex, custom–built web app.
Q: How much time will the website migration process take?
A: We try to carry out all website migrations as quickly as possible. However, we do not have a set time frame for website migrations. There are various facets that you have to take into consideration – the sheer size of your website and the workload of our website migration staff, etc. We always try to implement each migration within 48 hours. With less sizeable sites, our team usually manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you require something from me before you begin transferring my web site?
A: We do not gather any sensitive info. We will need, however, the login info for your current web hosting account along with the name of the web site that you want to move.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Your website will continue to work exactly like it did before with your previous hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the transfer, your website will be configured to work on our platform and we will ask you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is modify the name server records associated with your domain name. Your site will be migrated over to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: No. We’ll never get in touch with your hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate data from?
A: We support all Linux–driven hosting platforms. Fundamentally, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source web site creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.