Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer answer the necessities of your web site, or when you undergo continuous network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the support staff to respond back to you, it might be a smart idea to change your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At GARP Hosting, we realize that this can often be hard & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we’ll do all that for you at no cost!Our highly skilled technical team members will transfer your site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our techs have got lots of experience migrating websites and are able to handle everything – from an ordinary WordPress–based weblog or Joomla™–based website, to a highly elaborate, custom–made web application.
Q: How long will it take for my website to be moved to your platform?
A: There are many factors to keep in mind – the total amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Nevertheless, we do our best to implement all website migrations within a 48–hour time frame. Smaller sites are migrated much faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you start moving my site?
A: We’ll require the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: My current hosting account has delicate data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my site?
A: While we transfer your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your old web hosting provider. As soon as the migration is complete, we will make certain that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your content is not affected before telling you that the transfer is done. Then we’ll explain to you how to transfer the domain to your hosting account with us and how to update the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any info/help?
A: Nah. We’ll never contact your hosting provider about anything at all. They will not be aware of the web site migration either.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: We can transfer your web site from any hosting provider or any Linux–powered web hosting platform so long as we can receive access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we cannot transfer are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.