Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it include?
A: The website migration service on offer at UnlimitedHosting.net is completely free of cost and involves moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your current provider to your brand–new web hosting account with us. We’ll also revise all the settings needed for your websites to be fully operational on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of transferring any type of website. With years of work experience in the industry, they are experts in the specificities of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other widely used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom app with numerous custom libraries is as easy as transferring a simple WordPress–based weblog.
Q: How much time will it take for my site to be migrated over to your platform?
A: There are many aspects to bear in mind – the total amount of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the present workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Still, we do our very best to carry out all website migrations in a 48–hour time window. Smaller web sites are migrated much faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you need anything from me before you start transferring my site?
A: We’ll need the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel and the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?
A: While we move your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. After the transfer is complete, we’ll ensure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your data is not jeopardized prior to informing you that the transfer is complete. Then we will tell you how to transfer the domain to your hosting account with us and how to modify the DNS settings.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: While we transfer your website content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–driven hosting platforms. Fundamentally, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your web site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source web site management platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.