Q: What exactly does website migration imply and what does it include?
A: When your present hosting provider can no longer satisfy the needs of your web site, or when you undergo regular downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the client support team to reply to you, it may be a good idea to change your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your web sites together with your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At Gill Hosting, we know that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That’s why we will perform all that for you at no cost!Our skillful technical team reps will migrate your site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our techs have got lots of experience migrating websites and are able to take care of everything – from a common WordPress–powered blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered web site, to a very complex, custom–built application.
Q: Website migration sounds like lots of work. How much time will it take?
A: We try to perform all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Yet, we don’t have a fixed time frame for web site migrations. There are several factors that you need to take into consideration – the actual size of your site and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We always try to carry out each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller–sized web sites, our team typically manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is vital to me. What information do you require?
A: Yup. We will require the name of the site that you would like us to move. We will also require a way to log into your current web hosting account so that we can get the files associated with your website.
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: No. Your web site will remain fully operational during the transfer. Once everything is done on our end, we’ll let you know so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything is fine, all you will need to do is change your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nope. Apart from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we don’t require anything. We’ll never touch base with your hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer content from?
A: We support all Linux–based web hosting platforms. Basically, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site management platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.