Q: Why should I move my site? What does website migration entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer fulfill the needs of your website, or if you undergo continual network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client support team to get back to you, it may be a smart idea to swap your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At Web Hosting Cart, we know that this can be difficult and time–consuming. Because of this, we’ll perform all that for you for free!Our highly competent technical staff will transfer your site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our techs have broad experience migrating websites and are able to take care of anything – from a conventional WordPress–based blog or Joomla™–driven web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–made app.
Q: Website migration sounds like lots of work. How much time is it going to take?
A: There are lots of factors to consider – the overall amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the current workload of our website migration experts, etc. Nevertheless, we do our best to implement all website migrations in a 48–hour time period. Smaller–sized web sites are transferred faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: What info will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yup. We will require the name of the web site that you would like us to transfer. We’ll also need a way to log in to your current web hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your web site.
Q: I give you access to delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: What about downtime? Will my site be offline?
A: No. Your site will continue to be accessible online during the transfer. As soon as everything is done on our end, we will let you know so that you can examine it and check for problems. If everything’s alright, all you will need to do is edit your domain name’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: Nope. Apart from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we do not require anything. We’ll never touch base with your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate data from?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Generally, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source web site management platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.