Q: What exactly does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service on offer at Hosting Empire is absolutely free of charge and consists of moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your current hosting provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We’ll also update all the configuration settings required for your web sites to be completely functional on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of transferring just about any web site. With years of practical experience in this field, they’re experts in the inner workings of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–built app with multiple custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: How much time will it take for my web site to be migrated to your platform?
A: We try to perform all website migrations as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, we don’t have a fixed time frame for web site migrations. There are different aspects that you need to consider – the very size of your website and the workload of our website migration staff, etc. We always strive to carry out each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller–sized websites, our team typically manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: What data will I be required to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yup. We will need to have the name of the site that you’d like us to migrate. We’ll also need a means to access your present web hosting account so that we can get the files associated with your site.
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my web site?
A: Nope. Your web site will remain reachable online during the migration. Once everything is completed on our end, we will inform you so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything is OK, all you will have to do is change your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: While we move your content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will never contact them in any way.
Q: Which hosting providers can you migrate web content from?
A: We can transfer your website from any web 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 web sites that we can’t migrate are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.