Q: Why do I have to move my web site? What does website migration entail?
A: If your current web hosting provider can no longer match the necessities of your site, or if you suffer from regular downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the client care staff to get back to you, it might be a good idea to change 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 hosting-people, we realize that this can be hard and time–consuming. For this reason, we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our highly capable technical team will move your website content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have broad experience with web site migration and are able to take care of everything – from a typical WordPress blog or Joomla™ CMS–based web site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: How much time will it take for my site to be transferred to your platform?
A: There are a lot of factors to think about – the overall amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our website migration experts, etc. Nonetheless, we do try to perform all web site migrations in a 48–hour time period. Less sizeable sites are transferred faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is important to me. What data do you need?
A: We’ll require the login information for your current hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: My current web hosting account has delicate data inside. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my web site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: Your site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your old hosting provider. When we are through with the migration, your website will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is update the name server records corresponding to your domain name. Your web site will be transferred over to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. 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: We support all Linux–based web hosting platforms. Essentially, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source web site building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.