Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The website migration service available at Affordable Business Web Hosting - Giga Hosting is completely free and consists of transferring all your website files, databases and emails from your current hosting provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We’ll also fine–tune all the settings needed for your web sites to be fully functional on our leading–edge cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of transferring just about any site. With years of practical experience in this field, they are well–versed in the inner workings of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–made web application with a lot of custom libraries is as easy as moving a simple WordPress–based weblog.
Q: Just how long will the web site migration process take?
A: There are plenty of aspects to think about – the total amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. That being said, we do our very best to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour window. Less sizeable websites are transferred faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you start transferring my web site?
A: We do not request any private details. We’ll need, however, the login information for your present web hosting account as well as the name of the web site that you wish to move.
Q: I give you access to sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Nope. Your web site will continue to be reachable online during the migration. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we will notify you so that you can examine it and check for any problems. If everything is OK, all you will need to do is modify your domain name’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my current hosting provider discover that I am leaving them?
A: Nah. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything at all. They will not be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can transfer your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform given that we can get access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we’re unable to transfer are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.