Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer match the needs of your website, or when you go through constant network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the help desk team to reply to you, it may be a smart idea to change your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your sites together with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At Please Host My Site, we are aware that this can be hard & time–consuming. That is the reason why we will perform all that for you for free!Our capable technical staff will move your site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got extensive experience with web site migration and are able to take care of anything – from an ordinary WordPress blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered site, to a very elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: Web site migration seems like lots of work. How much time is it going to take?
A: While we can’t give you an exact ETA, since there are many factors, including the size of the web files and databases, the location of the current host’s server, the complexity of your website and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will try our very best to migrate your site within 48 hours, and in some cases – within 24 hours (in case the content is not very large).
Q: My privacy is essential for me. What data do you require?
A: We’ll need the login information for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel and the site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login details for my hosting account are delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: Nah. Your website will stay fully operational during the transfer. Once everything is done on our end, we’ll notify you so that you can preview it and check for any problems. If everything is fine, all you will need to do is update your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: No. We will never get in touch with your web hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my present provider is using?
A: We can transfer your web site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform given that we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only web sites that we cannot transfer are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.