Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer satisfy the demands of your site, or if you undergo continuous network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the help desk team to get back to you, it might be a good idea to change your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At IHSpro, we know that this can be hard & time–consuming. That’s why we’ll accomplish all that for you for free!Our trained technical staff will move your site content from your current hosting provider to us. Our technicians have extensive experience migrating web sites and can take care of everything – from a normal WordPress–based weblog or Joomla™ CMS–powered web site, to a very complex, custom–built application.
Q: How long will the web site migration process take?
A: We strive to carry out all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Yet, we don’t have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are certain factors that you have to take into consideration – the very size of your site and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We always try to carry out each migration in less than 48 hours. With less sizeable web sites, our team typically manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: My privacy concerns me. What info do you need to have?
A: We’ll require the login details for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the site’s name (domain name).
Q: My present hosting account has delicate info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: What about downtime? Will my website be offline?
A: While we transfer your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former hosting provider. As soon as the migration is done, we will make certain that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your data is not affected before informing you that the transfer is finished. Then we’ll explain to you how to transfer the domain to your hosting account with us and how to change your DNS records.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any information/help?
A: While we migrate your content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will never contact them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate data from?
A: We can transfer your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–based web hosting platform on condition that we can get access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only sites that we cannot transfer are the ones based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.