Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer meet the needs of your web site, or when you face continual network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client support team to respond back to you, it may be a good idea to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At SABWeb Host, we realize that this can be hard & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will perform all that for you for free!Our experienced technical team reps will move your web site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our techs have plenty of experience migrating web sites and can take care of anything – from a regular WordPress–based blog or Joomla™ CMS–driven web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: How long will it take for my website to be migrated over to your platform?
A: There are a lot of aspects to think about – the overall number of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. That said, we do try to carry out all website migrations in a 48–hour time period. Less sizeable websites are migrated much faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you start moving my website?
A: We don’t require any sensitive details. We’ll require, though, the login information for your current hosting account as well as the name of the website that you need to move.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my web site?
A: While we transfer your web site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. As soon as the migration is completed, we will ensure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your web content is not compromised prior to informing you that the migration is completed. Then we’ll tell you how to move the domain name to your web hosting account with us and how to change your DNS records.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider know that I am leaving them?
A: While we move your content, your web hosting provider will not be aware of the migration at all. We will not contact them in any way.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: We can migrate your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform on condition that we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only sites that we’re unable to migrate are those based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.