Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: The website migration service offered by Host Composer is absolutely free of charge and involves transferring all your web files, databases and e–mails from your present provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We’ll also edit all the settings required for your web sites to be fully operational on our cutting–edge cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of transferring just about any website. With years of practical experience in the industry, they’re well–versed in the inner workings of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other popular Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made application with many custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress weblog.
Q: How long will the website migration process take?
A: We strive to perform all web site migrations as fast as possible. However, we don’t have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are different variables that you have to consider – the actual size of your website and the workload of our web site migration staff, etc. We constantly strive to perform each migration in under 48 hours. With less sizeable web sites, our staff typically manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you start transferring my website?
A: We do not need any personal info. We’ll need, however, the login information for your current hosting account as well as the name of the site that you need to transfer.
Q: My present hosting account has delicate data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the transfer?
A: While we migrate your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous web hosting provider. After the migration is done, we will make sure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your data is not compromised before telling you that the migration is over. After that, we will explain to you how to move the domain over to your hosting account with us and how to change your DNS settings.
Q: Will my present hosting provider learn that I am leaving them?
A: While we move your website content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer at all. We won’t touch base with them in any way.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: Yeah. We support all conventional Linux–powered hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–based web hosting platforms, because we don’t offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we do not support proprietary site creation and administration interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.