Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer match the needs of your web site, or when you experience constant network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the customer service staff to respond back to you, it might be a clever idea to swap your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your sites along with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At Web Hosting For Life, we realize that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That is why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our proficient technical staff members will transfer your site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our techs have got a lot of experience with website migration and can handle anything – from a conventional WordPress–driven blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered website, to an extremely complex, custom–made application.
Q: How long will it take for my website to be moved to your platform?
A: We try to implement all web site migrations as fast as possible. Yet, we do not have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are certain things that you have to take into consideration – the actual size of your website and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We always try to implement each migration in less than 48 hours. With less sizeable web sites, our staff usually manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: What data will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yes. We’ll need the name of the web site that you want us to transfer. We’ll also need a way to log in to your current web hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your website.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be offline?
A: Your web site will work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. Once we are done with the migration, your website will be configured to work on our hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If everything is functioning properly, all you will have to do is update the NS resource records corresponding to your domain name. Your website will be migrated to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nah. We’ll never contact your hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: Yeah. We support all common Linux–based web hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–powered hosting platforms, as we don’t offer Windows hosting services ourselves.Additionally, we don’t support proprietary site building and administration user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.