Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: When your current hosting provider can no longer fulfill the needs of your website, or if you go through continuous network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the help desk support team to respond to you, it may be a good idea to switch your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At HOFFMAN INTERNET, we realize that this can be hard & time–consuming. That is the reason why we’ll perform all that for you at no cost!Our competent technical staff will move your website content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got lots of experience migrating web sites and can handle anything – from a conventional WordPress weblog or Joomla™–based site, to an extremely complex, custom–built app.
Q: How much time will the website migration procedure take?
A: We strive to perform all website migrations as fast as possible. However, we don’t have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are several variables that you have to consider – the sheer size of your web site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We constantly strive to accomplish each migration within 48 hours. With smaller websites, our staff typically manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is important to me. What information do you need?
A: Yup. We’ll require the name of the web site that you wish us to move. We’ll also require a means to access your present hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your web site.
Q: My present web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I trust you?
Q: What about downtime? Will my web site be offline?
A: No. Your web site will remain online during the migration. Once everything is done on our end, we will inform you so that you can examine it and check for problems. If everything is fine, all you will have to do is change your domain name’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nah. Aside from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we do not need anything. We will never get in touch with your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Does it matter what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: Yup. We support all regular Linux–based web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–based web hosting platforms, because we don’t offer Windows hosting services ourselves.Furthermore, we do not support proprietary website creation and administration tools like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.