Q: Why do I need to move my website? What does web site migration entail?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer satisfy the requirements of your web site, or when you face regular downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the support staff to get back to you, it might be a smart idea to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your sites along with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At W Hosting, we realize that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. That is why we’ll accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our competent technical team representatives will migrate your website content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our techs have got extensive experience migrating web sites and can handle everything – from a normal WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ CMS–powered web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: How much time will it take for my website to be migrated over to your platform?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time frame, since there are lots of factors, among them the size of the files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll try our very best to move your web site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (if the website content is not very large).
Q: What info will I need to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We will require the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login details for my hosting account are delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Your site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your former web hosting provider. Once we have completed the migration, your web site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will ask you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is update the NS records corresponding to your domain name. Your site will be transferred over to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nope. We will never contact your hosting provider about anything at all. They will not be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: Yeah. We support all traditional Linux–driven hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–driven hosting platforms, because we don’t provide Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we do not support proprietary web site creation and administration user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.