Q: Why do I need to move my website? What does web site migration consist of?
A: The web site migration service available at StarterWebhosting.com is totally free of charge and consists of transferring all your web files, databases and emails from your current provider to your brand new web hosting account with us. We will also revise all the settings required for your web sites to be completely functional on our avant–garde cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of transferring any sort of site. With years of work experience in the industry, they’re experts in the specificities of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other famous Control Panels. For them, moving a custom web application with a lot of custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress–based blog.
Q: How long will the website migration procedure take?
A: There are many factors to take into account – the overall number of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the present workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Nevertheless, we do our best to accomplish all website migrations in a 48–hour window. Smaller sites are migrated much faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: What details will I need to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We will need the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel and the site’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will my website be unavailable during the transfer?
A: Your site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your old web hosting provider. Once we are done with the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is update the NS resource records corresponding to your domain. Your web site will be transferred over to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my current hosting provider find out that I am leaving them?
A: Nope. Apart from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we don’t need anything. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate content from?
A: We can migrate your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–powered hosting platform on condition that we can get access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only web sites that we can’t transfer are those based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.