Q: Why do I have to transfer my web site? What does website migration involve?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer match the requirements of your website, or if you face continual network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the tech support staff to respond back to you, it may be a good idea to swap your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Hosterati, we know that this can often be hard & time–consuming. That is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our experienced technical staff representatives will move your site content from your current hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got broad experience with website migration and can handle everything – from a normal WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™–based site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built web application.
Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How long can it take?
A: There are many variables to think about – the total number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the current workload of our website migration professionals, etc. That said, we do our best to implement all website migrations in a 48–hour time frame. Smaller–sized sites are transferred much faster – usually within 24 hours.
Q: What details will I have to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We’ll need the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?
A: Your site will continue to work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. After we are through with the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will have to do is modify the name server resource records corresponding to your domain name. Your site will be migrated to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. We will never contact your hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate content from?
A: We support all Linux–driven hosting platforms. Essentially, 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 management platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.