Q: Why should I transfer my website? What does web site migration consist of?
A: When your current web hosting provider can no longer meet the needs of your website, or when you experience frequent network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client support team to respond back to you, it may be a good idea to swap your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your web sites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Ameriline Hosting, we understand that this can often be hard & time–consuming. This is the reason why we’ll perform all that for you for free!Our highly trained technical staff members will migrate your web site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have extensive experience migrating websites and can take care of anything – from a traditional WordPress–powered blog or Joomla™–powered web site, to a very elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: How much time will it take for my website to be migrated to your platform?
A: There are many variables to keep in mind – the overall number of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Nonetheless, we do try to carry out all website migrations in a 48–hour time frame. Smaller–sized web sites are migrated much faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you begin transferring my site?
A: We do not collect any sensitive details. We will need, though, the login information for your old hosting account as well as the name of the site that you want to migrate.
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: What about downtime? Will my web site be unavailable?
A: Nah. Your website will stay completely operational during the migration. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we’ll inform you so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything is okay, all you will have to do is edit your domain’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we transfer your website content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We won’t get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: We can migrate your site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform given that we can gain access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only web sites that we’re unable to transfer are the ones based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.