Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The website migration service offered by WOW Hosting is absolutely free and consists of transferring all your website files, databases and emails from your current provider to your brand new web hosting account with us. We will also edit all the configuration settings necessary for your websites to be fully operational on our ultra–modern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of transferring any kind of web site. With years of experience behind their backs, they are experts in the inner workings of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other famous Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made web app with many custom libraries is as elementary as moving a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: Website migration seems like a lot of work. How much time does it take?
A: We strive to perform all website migrations as quickly as possible. Yet, we don’t have a set time frame for website migrations. There are different factors that you need to take into account – the very size of your web site and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We constantly strive to carry out each migration in under 48 hours. With smaller websites, our staff usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: Do you need anything from me before you begin moving my site?
A: We do not require any information that is sensitive. We will need, though, the login info for your old hosting account along with the name of the site that you’d like to migrate.
Q: I give you access to sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be offline?
A: Nah. Your web site will remain completely operational during the transfer. Once everything is done on our end, we will let you know so that you can preview it and check for any problems. If everything is fine, all you will have to do is modify your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: No. We’ll never contact your hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you migrate data from?
A: We can migrate your web site from any hosting provider or any Linux–driven web hosting platform given that we can access the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we’re unable to migrate are those based on closed–source software applications such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.