Q: Why should I move my website? What does web site migration consist of?
A: When your present hosting provider can no longer measure up to the demands of your website, or if you go through continuous network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the client service team to respond to you, it may be a clever idea to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites along with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Sian Hosting and Domain Names, we realize that this can often be hard & time–consuming. For this reason, we will perform all that for you at no cost!Our practiced technical team representatives will move your website content from your current provider to us. Our techs have got broad experience with website migration and are able to handle everything – from an ordinary WordPress blog or Joomla™–based site, to an extremely complex, custom–made web app.
Q: Website migration seems like lots of work. How long can it take?
A: We try to perform all website migrations as quickly as possible. Still, we do not have a set time frame for website migrations. There are different facets that you need to take into account – the sheer size of your web site and the workload of our website migration staff, etc. We always strive to accomplish each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller web sites, our team typically manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: What details will I be required to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We do not request any information that is private. We will need, however, the login information for your old hosting account as well as the name of the web site that you want to move.
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: Your web site will continue to work just like it did before with your former hosting provider. After we are through with the migration, your website will be configured to work on our hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If everything is functioning properly, all you will have to do is change the name server records corresponding to your domain name. Your web site will be migrated over to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider discover that I’m leaving them?
A: While we transfer your website content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the migration at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Basically, if we can gain access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your web site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source site creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.