Q: What exactly does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service offered by Simple Affordable Hosting is completely free of charge and consists of moving all your files, databases and emails from your current provider to your new hosting account with us. We’ll also modify all the configuration settings required for your web sites to be completely functional on our advanced cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of transferring just about any website. With years of work experience in the industry, they are experts in the specificities of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other widely used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom app with a lot of custom libraries is as easy as transferring a plain WordPress blog.
Q: How long will the website migration procedure take?
A: We try to accomplish all web site migrations as fast as possible. Still, we don’t have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are different variables that you have to consider – the mere size of your site and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We constantly strive to implement each migration within 48 hours. With smaller–sized websites, our team usually manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you require something from me before you start moving my site?
A: We’ll require the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?
A: Your site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. Once we have completed the migration, your site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If everything is functioning correctly, all you will have to do is modify the NS records corresponding to your domain. Your website will be transferred over to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider learn that I am leaving them?
A: Nah. We’ll never get in touch with your hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: We can transfer your site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform provided that we can access the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only web sites that we can’t migrate are the ones based on closed–source software applications such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.