Q: What does the web site migration service entail? Will my website be secure?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer match the needs of your web site, or when you undergo regular downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the tech support team to respond back to you, it might be a smart idea to switch your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites along with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Small Business Hosting, we are aware that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. That is why we will perform all that for you for free!Our capable technical team members will transfer your site content from your present provider to us. Our technicians have broad experience migrating websites and can handle everything – from a normal WordPress–powered weblog or Joomla™ CMS–powered site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built web application.
Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. Just how long will it take?
A: There are many aspects to take into account – the total amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our website migration professionals, etc. That said, we do our best to accomplish all web site migrations within a 48–hour time period. Less sizeable websites are transferred faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: Do you need anything from me before you start transferring my website?
A: Yeah. We will need the name of the website that you want us to migrate. We will also need a means to log into your current web hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your website.
Q: My present web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?
A: Nah. Your web site will continue to be accessible online during the transfer. Once everything is completed on our end, we’ll notify you so that you can examine it and check for any problems. If everything is OK, all you will have to do is edit your domain’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any info/help?
A: No. We’ll never touch base with your hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Does it matter what platform my present provider is using?
A: Yep. We support all regular Linux–powered hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–based hosting platforms, since we do not provide Windows web hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we don’t support proprietary website building and administration tools such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.