Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the demands of your website, or when you suffer from frequent downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the help desk support team to respond back to you, it might be a good idea to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your sites along with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At ARServices Hosting, we realize that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That is why we’ll accomplish all that for you for free!Our expert technical staff members will migrate your site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got lots of experience migrating websites and are able to take care of anything – from a conventional WordPress–based blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered website, to a highly complex, custom–made web app.
Q: How long will the website migration procedure take?
A: We try to implement all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, we don’t have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are several facets that you need to take into account – the actual size of your website and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We always try to implement each migration in under 48 hours. With smaller–sized web sites, our staff typically manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you start moving my web site?
A: Yup. We will need the name of the website that you want us to move. We will also require a way to log in to 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 misuse it?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Nah. Your web site will continue to be accessible online during the transfer. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we will notify you so that you can examine it and check for problems. If everything is alright, all you will have to do is edit your domain’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: No. We’ll never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: We can transfer your website from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform as long as we can acquire access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only web sites that we’re unable to migrate are those based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.