Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: The web site migration service provided by A Local Website is entirely free of cost and consists of transferring all your files, databases and e–mails from your present web hosting provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We’ll also revise all the configuration settings necessary for your websites to be completely functional on our super–modern cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of transferring just about any website. With years of work experience behind their backs, they are well–versed in the inner workings of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–made application with multiple custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress–based blog.
Q: How long will the web site migration process take?
A: We strive to implement all website migrations ASAP. However, we don’t have a set time frame for website migrations. There are several facets that you need to take into consideration – the sheer size of your web site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We always try to perform each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller web sites, our team usually manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you start transferring my site?
A: We do not request any private details. We’ll require, though, the login info for your old hosting account and the name of the site that you need to migrate.
Q: I give you access to delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my web site?
A: While we move your web site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your old hosting provider. As soon as the transfer is over, we’ll ensure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your data is not compromised before informing you that the migration is over. After that, we’ll instruct you how to transfer the domain name over to your hosting account with us and how to change your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we don’t require anything. We will never contact your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you transfer web content from?
A: We can migrate your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform on condition that we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we can’t transfer are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.