Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it include?
A: The web site migration service available at SwissHosts.com is entirely free and consists of moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your current hosting provider to your brand new web hosting account with us. We will also edit all the settings necessary for your sites to be fully operational on our super–modern cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of moving any type of website. With years of work experience in the industry, they’re experts in the inner workings of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made application with many custom libraries is as easy as moving a simple WordPress weblog.
Q: Website migration seems like lots of work. How much time can it take?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time interval, because there are plenty of variables, including the size of the web files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll give our very best to migrate your website within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (if the content is not very large).
Q: What data will I have to give to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yeah. We’ll require the name of the web site that you would like us to migrate. We’ll also require a means to access your current web hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your website.
Q: You will access sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Your website will continue to work exactly like it did before with your previous hosting provider. As soon as we have finished the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our system and we will alert you to preview it. If everything is functioning properly, all you will have to do is edit the name server records associated with your domain. Your website will be transferred over to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my present hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nah. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we don’t require anything. We will never contact your hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate content from?
A: We can migrate your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–based web hosting platform so long as we can gain access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only sites that we are unable to transfer are those based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.