Q: Why do I need to transfer my site? What does web site migration include?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer satisfy the needs of your web site, or if you face continuous downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the tech support team to reply to you, it may be a smart idea to change your 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 aBitHosting, we understand that this can be difficult and time–consuming. This is why we’ll accomplish all that for you for free!Our highly skilled technical team will transfer your web site content from your current provider to us. Our techs have got a lot of experience with web site migration and can take care of everything – from a typical WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ CMS–based web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–made web application.
Q: Just how long will the website migration process take?
A: There are plenty of aspects to consider – the overall number of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the present workload of our website migration experts, etc. Still, we do our best to implement all web site migrations within a 48–hour time period. Smaller–sized web sites are transferred faster – usually within 24 hours.
Q: What details will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yes. We’ll need to have the name of the site that you’d like us to move. We will also require a means to log in to your current hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your web site.
Q: You will access delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be offline?
A: Your website will work exactly like it did before with your former hosting provider. After we have completed the migration, your site will be configured to work on our system and we will ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will have to do is update the NS resource records pertaining to your domain name. Your site will be migrated over to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: No. Apart from your login details for the Control Panel, we won’t need anything. We’ll never get in touch with your hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer web content from?
A: We can transfer your web site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–powered hosting platform on condition that we can receive access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we cannot transfer are the ones based on closed–source software applications such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.