Q: Why do I need to transfer my web site? What does website migration include?
A: If your current web hosting provider can no longer answer the needs of your web site, or if you undergo constant network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the help desk team to respond to you, it may be a clever idea to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your web sites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Global Hosting, we realize that this can be hard & time–consuming. That is why we will perform all that for you at no cost!Our competent technical staff reps will move your web site content from your current hosting provider to us. Our technicians have a lot of experience migrating websites and are able to take care of anything – from a common WordPress–based blog or Joomla™ CMS–based web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: How long will it take for my site to be transferred to your platform?
A: There are lots of aspects to keep in mind – the total number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the present workload of our website migration experts, etc. Having said that, we do our very best to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour time frame. Less sizeable web sites are transferred faster – typically in less than 24 hours.
Q: What details will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We don’t gather any sensitive details. We will need, however, the login info for your present web hosting account along with the name of the website that you want to move.
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: While we migrate your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. Once the migration is done, we’ll ensure that everything is working correctly and that the integrity of your data is not jeopardized prior to notifying you that the migration is complete. Then we’ll instruct you how to transfer the domain name to your web hosting account with us and how to change your DNS settings.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nope. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything at all. They won’t be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–driven web hosting platforms. Essentially, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website creation platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.