Q: What precisely does web site migration imply and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service provided by Host Mister is entirely free of charge and involves moving all your web files, databases and emails from your current hosting provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We’ll also modify all the configuration settings required for your websites to be completely functional on our ultra–modern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of moving any sort of website. With years of experience behind their backs, they are well–versed in the specificities of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom web app with many custom libraries is as easy as moving a simple WordPress–based weblog.
Q: Just how long will it take for my website to be migrated over to your platform?
A: While we cannot give you a precise time window, since there are lots of factors, including the physical size of the web files and databases, the physical location of the current host’s server, the complexity of your site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will try our best to move your website within 48h, and in certain cases – within 24h (when the website content is not large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you start transferring my website?
A: We’ll need the login details for your current hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: My old web hosting account has sensitive data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my site?
A: Your site will work just like it did before with your previous hosting provider. Once we are done with the transfer, your website will be configured to work on our system and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is change the NS resource records corresponding to your domain name. Your site will be transferred to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to provide any information/help?
A: Nah. Aside from your login details for the Control Panel, we don’t need anything. We will never contact your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Basically, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.