Q: Why do I need to move my website? What does web site migration entail?
A: If your current web hosting provider can no longer match the requirements of your site, or when you experience continual network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the client support team to reply back to you, it may be smart to switch your web hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At Hostyara, we realize that this can often be hard and time–consuming. That is why we’ll accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our proficient technical team will transfer your website content from your current provider to us. Our techs have extensive experience migrating web sites and are able to handle anything – from a standard WordPress–driven blog or Joomla™ web site, to a very complex, custom–made application.
Q: How long will it take for my site to be transferred over to your platform?
A: We try to accomplish all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Yet, we do not have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are certain aspects that you need to take into account – the very size of your website and the workload of our web site migration staff, etc. We always try to perform each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller–sized web sites, our team usually manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: What info will I be required to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We don’t require any sensitive data. We will require, however, the login information for your present hosting account as well as the name of the web site that you need to move.
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: Your web site will work just like it did before with your previous hosting provider. When we have completed the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our system and we will alert you to preview it. If it is functioning correctly, all you will need to do is edit the name server records associated with your domain name. Your web site will be transferred to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my current hosting provider know that I’m leaving them?
A: Nope. Aside from your login details for the Control Panel, we will not require anything. We will never contact your hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer content from?
A: We support all Linux–powered hosting platforms. Basically, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source site building platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.