Q: What does the web site migration service include? Will my web site be safe?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer satisfy the requirements of your web site, or when you go through regular downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the customer support team to reply back to you, it might be a good idea to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At 506Host, we understand that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That is the reason why we will do all that for you for free!Our seasoned technical staff members will move your site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our techs have lots of experience migrating websites and are able to take care of everything – from a common WordPress weblog or Joomla™ CMS–based web site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–made app.
Q: Web site migration sounds like a lot of work. How long will it take?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time frame, because there are lots of factors, 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 current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll do our best to move your site within 48 hours, and in some cases – within 24 hours (if the website content is not large).
Q: My personal privacy is vital to me. What data do you need to have?
A: Yes. We’ll need the name of the web site that you want us to migrate. We’ll also need a means to access your present web hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your website.
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: What about downtime? Will my website be offline?
A: Nah. Your site will continue to be available online during the transfer. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we’ll inform you so that you can examine it and check for problems. If everything’s fine, all you will have to do is modify your domain’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nope. Apart from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we won’t need anything. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. In essence, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source website creation platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.