Q: Why do I have to transfer my site? What does website migration include?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer satisfy the needs of your website, or if you face regular downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the support team to respond to you, it may be smart to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your web sites together with your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Register Website Domains, we are aware that this can be difficult and time–consuming. Because of this, we’ll perform all that for you at no cost!Our highly experienced technical staff reps will move your website content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have plenty of experience migrating web sites and can handle everything – from a traditional WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™–based web site, to a highly complex, custom–made application.
Q: How long will it take for my site to be migrated over to your platform?
A: There are a lot of factors to keep in mind – the total number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Even so, we do our best to carry out all website migrations within a 48–hour time period. Smaller web sites are transferred much faster – typically in less than 24 hours.
Q: My privacy concerns me. What info do you require?
A: We do not collect any personal information. We’ll require, though, the login info for your present hosting account along with the name of the website that you need to migrate.
Q: My old web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the migration?
A: Your web site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your old web hosting provider. As soon as we have finished the migration, your site will be configured to work on our hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will have to do is edit the NS records pertaining to your domain name. Your web site will be migrated to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my present hosting provider learn that I’m leaving them?
A: Nah. We’ll never get in touch with your web hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can migrate your web site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform given that we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we are unable to transfer are the ones based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.