Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer measure up to the necessities of your web site, or if you undergo continual downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the support team to reply to you, it might be a clever idea to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your sites together with your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Loyalty Hosting, we understand that this can often be difficult & time–consuming. That’s why we’ll accomplish all that for you for free!Our knowledgeable technical team members will migrate your website content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got lots of experience with web site migration and are able to handle anything – from a common WordPress–based weblog or Joomla™ CMS–powered web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built web application.
Q: How much time will the website migration process take?
A: There are plenty of variables to think about – the total amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our website migration experts, etc. Yet, we do try to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour time window. Less sizeable web sites are migrated much faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you need anything from me before you start transferring my website?
A: Yeah. We’ll need the name of the website that you would like us to transfer. We will also require a way to log in to your old web hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your site.
Q: My old web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Your website will work just like it did before with your old hosting provider. Once we have finished the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our platform and we will ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is update the NS resource records corresponding to your domain name. Your website will be migrated over to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nope. We will never get in touch with your hosting provider about anything at all. They will not be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer website content from?
A: We support all Linux–powered hosting platforms. In essence, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site management platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.