Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer meet the requirements of your web site, or when you suffer from continual network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the tech support staff to respond to you, it might be a clever idea to swap your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites together with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At UrlGuru.com, we understand that this can be hard & time–consuming. For this reason, we’ll do all that for you at no cost!Our experienced technical team will migrate your site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have extensive experience migrating web sites and can handle everything – from a traditional WordPress weblog or Joomla™ CMS–driven website, to a very complex, custom–built web app.
Q: How much time will the website migration procedure take?
A: We try to carry out all website migrations ASAP. Still, we do not have a set time frame for website migrations. There are certain facets that you need to consider – the actual size of your web site and the workload of our web site migration staff, etc. We constantly try to perform each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller–sized websites, our staff usually manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you require something from me before you begin transferring my website?
A: Yeah. We will need the name of the site that you would like us to transfer. We will also need a way to log in to your present web hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your site.
Q: My current hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Your web site will work exactly like it did before with your former hosting provider. As soon as we have finished the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our system and we will ask you to preview it. If it is working properly, all you will need to do is update the name server resource records pertaining to your domain name. Your web site will be migrated to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my current hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we move your web content, your web hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer at all. We will never touch base with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can transfer your web site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform given that we can get access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only web sites that we are unable to migrate are the ones based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.