Q: What does the website migration service entail? Will my website be secure?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the necessities of your site, or when you experience continuous network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the tech support team to respond to you, it might be a clever idea to change your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your web sites along with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At byte Hosting, we understand that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. This is the reason why we will do all that for you for free!Our skillful technical team reps will transfer your site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our techs have got broad experience with web site migration and can handle everything – from a customary WordPress–powered weblog or Joomla™–driven web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–made app.
Q: Web site migration sounds like a lot of work. How much time can it take?
A: There are many factors to keep in mind – the overall number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the current workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. That said, we do try to perform all website migrations in a 48–hour window. Smaller web sites are transferred much faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you start transferring my website?
A: Yes. We will need the name of the website that you’d like us to transfer. We will also require a means to log into your old web hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your site.
Q: I give you access to delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the migration?
A: Nah. Your site will remain online during the migration. Once everything is done on our end, we’ll let you know so that you can preview it and check for any problems. If everything’s fine, all you will need to do is edit your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider know that I am leaving them?
A: While we migrate your website content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not touch base with them in any way.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: Yeah. We support all common Linux–driven web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–powered web hosting platforms, because we don’t offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we do not support proprietary web site creation and management interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.