Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer answer the demands of your web site, or if you undergo continuous network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the client support team to respond to you, it may be a good idea to swap your hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your websites together with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At Global Web Hosting, we understand that this can often be hard & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we’ll perform all that for you for free!Our highly skilled technical team representatives will migrate your website content from your current provider to us. Our techs have got broad experience with website migration and are able to handle everything – from a customary WordPress–based blog or Joomla™–driven web site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: Website migration sounds like lots of work. How long does it take?
A: There are lots of aspects to take into consideration – the overall amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Nonetheless, we do our best to accomplish all web site migrations in a 48–hour time window. Less sizeable websites are migrated much faster – typically in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you start transferring my website?
A: We don’t need any sensitive information. We’ll require, however, the login information for your old web hosting account along with the name of the web site that you wish to transfer.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my website?
A: While we migrate your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. As soon as the migration is finished, we will ensure that everything is working correctly and that the integrity of your web content is not affected prior to notifying you that the transfer is finished. After that, we’ll instruct you how to move the domain name over to your web hosting account with us and how to edit the DNS records.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: While we move your content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the migration at all. We will not touch base with them in any way.
Q: Does it matter what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: Yes. We support all traditional Linux–driven hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–powered web hosting platforms, as we don’t offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we do not support proprietary site creation and administration user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.