Q: What exactly does web site migration imply and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer fulfill the requirements of your website, or if you face frequent downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the customer support staff to reply 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 new provider. At VIRTUAL EXPRESSION, we know that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our qualified technical team members will transfer your site content from your current hosting provider to us. Our techs have a lot of experience with website migration and can take care of everything – from an average WordPress–based weblog or Joomla™–driven site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: How much time will it take for my site to be moved to your platform?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time interval, since there are many factors, among them the physical size of the web files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your website and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll try our very best to move your website within 48h, and in certain cases – within 24h (if the content is not very large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you begin moving my site?
A: We’ll require the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be unavailable?
A: While we move your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former hosting provider. Once the transfer is done, we’ll make sure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your data is not affected prior to notifying you that the transfer is over. Then we’ll instruct you how to move the domain over to your web hosting account with us and how to update your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any info/help?
A: Nope. Apart from your login details for the Control Panel, we don’t need anything. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you migrate data from?
A: Yes. We support all conventional Linux–powered hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–based web hosting platforms, as we do not offer Windows web hosting services ourselves.Additionally, we don’t support proprietary site building and administration user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.