Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer measure up to the necessities of your website, or if you face continuous network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the support team to respond to you, it might be a good idea to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At 4 Web Host, we understand that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. That is why we will accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our highly accomplished technical staff representatives will migrate your web site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have extensive experience migrating websites and are able to take care of anything – from an ordinary WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ CMS–based web site, to a very elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: How much time will the website migration process take?
A: While we cannot give you a precise ETA, since there are a lot of variables, among them the physical size of the files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will try our very best to migrate your site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (in case the website content is not large).
Q: What details will I be asked to give to your Website Migration Department?
A: We do not gather any sensitive details. We will require, though, the login information for your current web hosting account and the name of the website that you wish to transfer.
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: What about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?
A: No. Your web site will stay online during the migration. Once everything is done on our end, we’ll inform you so that you can examine it and check for any problems. If everything is alright, all you will need to do is modify your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider discover that I am leaving them?
A: While we transfer your web content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not contact them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can transfer your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–driven web hosting platform on condition that we can gain access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only web sites that we’re unable to migrate are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.