Q: Why should I move my web site? What does web site migration include?
A: When your current hosting provider can no longer satisfy the necessities of your website, or when you undergo continuous network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the client care team to respond back to you, it might be a clever idea to swap your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your sites along with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Hosting Webs UK, we are aware that this can be hard & time–consuming. That is the reason why we’ll perform all that for you for free!Our highly experienced technical team representatives will migrate your web site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have a lot of experience with web site migration and are able to take care of anything – from a normal WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ CMS–driven web site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–made application.
Q: Web site migration sounds like lots of work. Just how long will it take?
A: There are many factors to take into account – the total number of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Yet, we do our very best to accomplish all website migrations within a 48–hour window. Smaller–sized web sites are migrated faster – usually within 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you begin moving my web site?
A: We do not require any sensitive data. We’ll need, however, the login info for your current hosting account as well as the name of the web site that you would like to transfer.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be unavailable?
A: While we move your web site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former web hosting provider. Once the migration is finished, we will make certain that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your web content is not affected before notifying you that the migration is done. After that, we will explain to you how to move the domain name over to your web hosting account with us and how to modify your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: Nope. We will never touch base with your hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Does it matter what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: We can transfer your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–powered web hosting platform so long as we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only websites that we cannot transfer are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.