Q: Why do I need to move my website? What does website migration involve?
A: When your current hosting provider can no longer measure up to the requirements of your website, or when you experience constant downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the support staff to reply 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 current provider to your future provider. At Website Hosting UK, we are aware that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That’s why we will do all that for you at no cost!Our qualified technical team representatives will transfer your site content from your current provider to us. Our techs have got a lot of experience with website migration and are able to take care of everything – from a normal WordPress–based blog or Joomla™ web site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–made app.
Q: How long will it take for my web site to be moved over to your platform?
A: There are many factors to think about – the overall amount of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our website migration professionals, etc. However, we do try to carry out all website migrations in a 48–hour period. Less sizeable web sites are transferred much faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you need anything from me before you begin moving my website?
A: Yup. We will require the name of the website that you would like us to migrate. We will also require a way to access your current 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: What about downtime? Will my web site be offline?
A: Your website will work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. After we are done with the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is working properly, all you will need to do is edit the NS records for your domain name. Your site will be transferred to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my old hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: While we transfer your web content, your web hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer at all. We will never touch base with them in any way.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–driven web hosting platforms. Basically, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source web site creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.