Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer meet the demands of your website, or if you go through continual downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the support team to respond back to you, it might be a smart idea to switch your web hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At Web Developer Express, we know that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That is why we’ll perform all that for you at no cost!Our competent technical team will move your web site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our techs have got a lot of experience with web site migration and are able to take care of anything – from a typical WordPress–based weblog or Joomla™ CMS–based website, to a very complex, custom–made application.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. How much time will it take?
A: We try to implement all web site migrations as fast as possible. Nevertheless, we do not have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are several elements that you have to consider – the actual size of your website and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We constantly try to perform each migration in under 48 hours. With smaller websites, our team usually manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is crucial to me. What info do you require?
A: We don’t request any sensitive information. We will need, though, the login information for your present web hosting account as well as the name of the site that you would like to migrate.
Q: My current web hosting account has delicate info inside. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be offline?
A: While we migrate your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former hosting provider. Once the transfer is over, we will make sure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your content is not jeopardized before notifying you that the transfer is completed. Then we will explain to you how to transfer the domain name over to your web hosting account with us and how to edit your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: While we move your website content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: Yes. We support all traditional Linux–powered web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–driven web hosting platforms, since we do not offer Windows web hosting solutions ourselves.In addition, we do not support proprietary web site creation and administration user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.