Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer meet the requirements of your website, or when you experience constant network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the customer support staff to respond back to you, it might be a good idea to change your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites together with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At CaFW Web Hosting, we know that this can often be hard and time–consuming. Because of this, we will do all that for you at no cost!Our skillful technical team representatives will transfer your web site content from your current provider to us. Our techs have plenty of experience migrating websites and can handle anything – from a common WordPress blog or Joomla™–based website, to a very elaborate, custom–made web app.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. How much time can it take?
A: There are many aspects to think about – the overall amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the current workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Still, we do try to carry out all web site migrations in a 48–hour time period. Smaller–sized websites are transferred much faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy concerns me. What details do you need to have?
A: Yes. We’ll need the name of the website that you want us to transfer. We’ll also need a means to access your current web hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your website.
Q: My current web hosting account has sensitive data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Nope. Your site will remain available online during the transfer. 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 is alright, all you will need to do is modify your domain’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: While we migrate your content, your web hosting provider will not be aware of the migration at all. We will never get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–driven web hosting platforms. Generally, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source web site building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.