Q: What exactly does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The website migration service on offer at Need A Host is completely free and consists of moving all your web files, databases and emails from your present hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We’ll also edit all the configuration settings required for your web sites to be completely operational on our ultramodern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of transferring just about any site. With years of experience behind their backs, they’re experts in the specificities of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom application with multiple custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress blog.
Q: Web site migration seems like lots of work. Just how long is it going to take?
A: While we can’t give you an exact time frame, because there are plenty of variables, among them the physical 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 will give our best to migrate your website within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (when the content is not large).
Q: Do you need something from me before you begin moving my site?
A: We don’t gather any information that is sensitive. We will need, however, the login information for your current web hosting account along with the name of the site that you need to transfer.
Q: My old hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my web site?
A: While we migrate your web site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. As soon as the migration is complete, we’ll make certain that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your content is not jeopardized before notifying you that the migration is finished. After that, we’ll explain to you how to move the domain to your web hosting account with us and how to change the DNS records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. We will never contact your web hosting provider about anything at all. They won’t be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can migrate your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform so long as we can receive access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only web sites that we can’t transfer are the ones based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.