Q: What precisely does website migration imply and what does it involve?
A: The website migration service on offer at hostingfreespace is totally free and consists of moving all your website files, databases and emails from your current hosting provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We will also modify all the configuration settings needed for your websites to be completely functional on our next–generation cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of moving any sort of web site. With years of work experience in the industry, they are experts in the inner workings of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other well–known Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made app with plenty of custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress weblog.
Q: Web site migration sounds like lots of work. Just how long does it take?
A: While we cannot give you an exact time interval, because there are a lot of variables, including the physical size of the files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your website and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will try our best to transfer your site within 48h, and in certain cases – within 24h (in case the website content is not very large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you start moving my web site?
A: We’ll require the login information for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the website’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: While we move your web site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous web hosting provider. After the transfer is complete, we will ensure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your data is not jeopardized before telling you that the transfer is finished. Then we will instruct you how to move the domain to your web hosting account with us and how to update the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider need to provide any information/help?
A: Nope. Aside from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we do not require anything. We’ll never contact your hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer website content from?
A: Yes. We support all standard Linux–based web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–driven hosting platforms, as we don’t provide Windows web hosting services ourselves.Furthermore, we don’t support proprietary site building and administration tools like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.