Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer meet the demands of your web site, or if you face continual downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the technical support team to reply to you, it may be smart to switch your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites along with your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At HostPrior, we understand that this can often be hard and time–consuming. That’s why we will do all that for you for free!Our highly skilled technical staff reps will migrate your website content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have a lot of experience with web site migration and are able to take care of anything – from a customary WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ CMS–powered website, to a highly complex, custom–built app.
Q: How long will it take for my web site to be transferred to your platform?
A: We strive to carry out all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Even so, we do not have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are certain aspects that you have to take into consideration – the very size of your website and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We constantly try to carry out each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller–sized websites, our team typically manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you require something from me before you begin transferring my web site?
A: We will need the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: No. Your web site will continue to be visible online during the migration. As soon as everything is done on our end, we’ll tell you so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything’s OK, all you will have to do is modify your domain’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: No. We will never get in touch with your web hosting provider about anything at all. They won’t be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can migrate your site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform provided that we can receive access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only sites that we cannot migrate are the ones based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.