Q: Why do I need to transfer my site? What does website migration include?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer answer the requirements of your site, or if you go through frequent downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client support staff to respond to you, it might be smart to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At The BlogHotel, we understand that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our trained technical team members will migrate your site content from your present provider to us. Our technicians have got plenty of experience migrating web sites and are able to take care of anything – from a customary WordPress weblog or Joomla™ CMS–powered website, to a highly complex, custom–made app.
Q: Just how long will the website migration process take?
A: There are many aspects to bear in mind – the total amount of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Nevertheless, we do our very best to perform all web site migrations within a 48–hour window. Less sizeable websites are transferred faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is vital to me. What information do you need to have?
A: Yep. We will require the name of the web site that you would like us to move. We’ll also need a way to log into your old web hosting account so that we can get the files associated with your web site.
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: What about downtime? Will my web site be unavailable?
A: Your web site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your previous hosting provider. As soon as we have completed the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our system and we will ask you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is edit the NS resource records associated with your domain name. Your web site will be transferred to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to do anything?
A: While we move your content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will never get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate content from?
A: Yes. We support all regular Linux–powered hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–based hosting platforms, as we don’t provide Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Additionally, we do not support proprietary site building and administration tools like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.