Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer meet the requirements of your website, or when you experience regular network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client service team to reply back to you, it may be smart to change your provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Are You Online Now Hosting, we are aware that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. That is why we’ll do all that for you for free!Our highly trained technical staff will transfer your site content from your current hosting provider to us. Our technicians have extensive experience migrating web sites and are able to take care of everything – from a common WordPress–based blog or Joomla™–based site, to a very elaborate, custom–made application.
Q: Just how long will it take for my website to be transferred to your platform?
A: There are many factors to take into account – the overall amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Even so, we do our best to accomplish all website migrations in a 48–hour time frame. Smaller–sized web sites are transferred much faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you begin transferring my site?
A: Yes. We will need to have the name of the website that you’d like us to migrate. We’ll also require a means to access your current hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your site.
Q: You will access sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: Nah. Your site will continue to be accessible online during the migration. As soon as everything is done on our end, we’ll inform you so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything’s alright, all you will have to do is update your domain’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider know that I’m leaving them?
A: Nope. Aside from your login details for the Control Panel, we will not need anything. We’ll never touch base with your hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate data from?
A: We support all Linux–powered web hosting platforms. Fundamentally, if we can access your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.