Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer fulfill the demands of your site, or when you go through continual downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the support team to respond to you, it may be smart to change your provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your sites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Hostit4less, we understand that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That is why we’ll do all that for you for free!Our proficient technical team will transfer your website content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got broad experience with web site migration and can take care of anything – from a customary WordPress–driven blog or Joomla™ web site, to an extremely complex, custom–made application.
Q: Just how long will it take for my web site to be moved to your platform?
A: There are lots of factors to take into account – the total number of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration experts, etc. That said, we do our best to perform all web site migrations in a 48–hour time window. Smaller websites are transferred much faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you need anything from me before you start transferring my website?
A: We will need 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 info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: Your site will continue to work just like it did before with your old web hosting provider. After we have completed the migration, your site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will ask you to preview it. If it is functioning correctly, all you will need to do is modify the NS records associated with your domain. Your web site will be migrated over to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: Nope. Aside from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we do not require anything. We’ll never touch base with your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: Yeah. We support all traditional Linux–based hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–driven web hosting platforms, since we don’t provide Windows hosting services ourselves.Additionally, we don’t support proprietary website building and management user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.