Q: Why do I need to move my website? What does website migration entail?
A: The web site migration service provided by WindsorWebHosting.net is absolutely free of charge and involves transferring all your files, databases and emails from your present web hosting provider to your brand new web hosting account with us. We’ll also revise all the configuration settings needed for your web sites to be fully operational on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of moving any kind of web site. With years of experience in this field, they are experts in the inner workings of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other well–known Control Panels. For them, moving a custom application with a lot of custom libraries is as easy as transferring a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: Website migration sounds like lots of work. How much time does it take?
A: There are lots of variables to consider – the overall number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Nevertheless, we do try to accomplish all web site migrations within a 48–hour window. Smaller–sized websites are transferred faster – typically in less than 24 hours.
Q: What details will I have to give to your Website Migration Department?
A: We will need the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the website’s name (domain name).
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: What about downtime? Will my site be offline?
A: While we move your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your old hosting provider. When the migration is complete, we’ll make sure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your data is not affected prior to notifying you that the transfer is finished. Then we’ll tell you how to move the domain name over to your hosting account with us and how to update the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. Aside from your login info for the Control Panel, we won’t need anything. We’ll never contact your hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: Yep. We support all regular Linux–driven hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–based web hosting platforms, since we don’t provide Windows hosting solutions ourselves.We also do not support proprietary site building and administration interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.