Q: Why do I have to move my site? What does website migration consist of?
A: When your current web hosting provider can no longer match the requirements of your website, or when you face constant network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the support staff to get back to you, it may be a good idea to change your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Bell Hosting, we know that this can be hard & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our highly proficient technical team will transfer your site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our techs have extensive experience migrating websites and can handle anything – from a normal WordPress weblog or Joomla™–driven site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. Just how long does it take?
A: We try to carry out all website migrations as fast as possible. Still, we do not have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are different elements that you have to take into consideration – the very size of your site and the workload of our web site migration staff, etc. We constantly strive to accomplish each migration in less than 48 hours. With less sizeable web sites, our staff typically manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is important to me. What details do you need?
A: We don’t request any sensitive information. We’ll need, however, the login info for your current web hosting account as well as the name of the site that you would like to migrate.
Q: My present web hosting account has sensitive data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my web site?
A: Nah. Your web site will remain visible online during the migration. As soon as everything is done on our end, we’ll inform you so that you can preview it and check for any problems. If everything is okay, all you will need to do is edit your domain’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: No. We will never get in touch with your web hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer web content from?
A: We can transfer your web site from any hosting provider or any Linux–based web hosting platform as long as we can gain access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only websites that we cannot transfer are the ones based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.