Q: Why do I need to transfer my website? What does web site migration involve?
A: The website migration service offered by Ready Web Hosting is entirely free and consists of transferring all your files, databases and emails from your present hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We’ll also edit all the configuration settings necessary for your web sites to be fully functional on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of moving any kind of site. With years of experience behind their backs, they’re experts in the inner workings of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made web application with numerous custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress weblog.
Q: How much time will the website migration process take?
A: While we can’t give you an exact time window, because there are many factors, among them the physical size of the files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll do our best to transfer your site within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (when the website content is not very large).
Q: My privacy is important to me. What data do you need to have?
A: Yep. We’ll need the name of the website that you wish us to move. We’ll also need a means to log into your present hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your web site.
Q: You will access sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my website be unavailable during the transfer?
A: Your site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. After we have completed the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is edit the NS resource records for your domain name. Your site will be migrated to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider find out that I’m leaving them?
A: No. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we won’t require anything. We will never contact your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer content from?
A: We support all Linux–powered web hosting platforms. Basically, if we can gain access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your web site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website building platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.