Q: What exactly does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer measure up to the needs of your website, or when you undergo regular network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the customer service staff to respond back to you, it might be smart to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites along with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At PortGlasgow.Com, we are aware that this can often be hard & time–consuming. This is why we will do all that for you for free!Our highly qualified technical staff representatives will migrate your website content from your current hosting provider to us. Our techs have plenty of experience migrating web sites and can take care of everything – from a normal WordPress–powered weblog or Joomla™–based website, to a highly elaborate, custom–built web application.
Q: How much time will the website migration procedure take?
A: There are plenty of factors to keep in mind – the overall amount of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Even so, we do our very best to carry out all website migrations within a 48–hour time window. Smaller–sized sites are transferred much faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you begin moving my site?
A: We will require the login details for your current hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my web site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: While we migrate your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former web hosting provider. After the transfer is complete, we will ensure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your content is not affected prior to telling you that the transfer is complete. After that, we will explain to you how to move the domain to your web hosting account with us and how to change your DNS records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: Nah. Apart from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we do not need anything. We’ll never get in touch with your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you transfer data from?
A: Yes. We support all conventional Linux–driven web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–driven web hosting platforms, as we do not offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Additionally, we don’t support proprietary site building and administration user interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.