Q: What precisely does website migration imply and what does it involve?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer answer the demands of your website, or when you go through constant downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client care staff to respond back to you, it might be smart to change your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites together with your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At BigManHosting.com, we understand that this can be difficult and time–consuming. This is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our highly capable technical staff members will transfer your web site content from your present provider to us. Our technicians have got plenty of experience with web site migration and are able to take care of anything – from a customary WordPress blog or Joomla™–based site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: Web site migration sounds like lots of work. How much time will it take?
A: While we cannot give you an exact time window, because there are many variables, including the size of the files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll try our very best to move your site within 48 hours, and in some cases – within 24 hours (in case the content is not very large).
Q: What data will I have to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yeah. We’ll require the name of the website that you wish us to transfer. We will also need a way to access your old web hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your website.
Q: I give you access to sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Your web site will continue to work just like it did before with your old hosting provider. Once we have completed the migration, your site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If everything is working correctly, all you will have to do is edit the NS resource records associated with your domain. Your web site will be transferred over to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my present hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nah. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate website content from?
A: We support all Linux–powered web hosting platforms. In essence, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your web site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source website building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.