Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it include?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the necessities of your site, or when you face continuous network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the tech support team to reply to you, it may be a good idea to change your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your sites along with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At HostOlic, we are aware that this can be hard & time–consuming. Because of this, we’ll accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our trained technical staff reps will move your site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have plenty of experience migrating websites and can handle anything – from a typical WordPress–based weblog or Joomla™–powered website, to a highly elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: How long will it take for my site to be migrated to your platform?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time window, since there are lots of variables, including the physical size of the files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will do our very best to move your site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (if the content is not very large).
Q: My privacy is essential for me. What info do you need to have?
A: We don’t require any information that is private. We will need, though, the login info for your old web hosting account and the name of the web site that you need to transfer.
Q: You will access delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the migration?
A: Your web site will work exactly like it did before with your former web hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our platform and we will ask you to preview it. If everything is working properly, all you will need to do is change the name server records pertaining to your domain name. Your website will be migrated to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nope. Apart from your login details for the Control Panel, we will not need anything. We will never contact your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you migrate content from?
A: We support all Linux–driven web hosting platforms. In essence, if we can access your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source web site management platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.