Q: Why do I need to move my site? What does web site migration involve?
A: The web site migration service provided by Mad about Hosting is completely free of charge and consists of transferring all your website files, databases and emails from your present web hosting provider to your new hosting account with us. We’ll also fine–tune all the configuration settings required for your web sites to be completely operational on our advanced cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of transferring any sort of website. With years of practical experience in this field, they are well–versed in the specificities of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom web application with plenty of custom libraries is as easy as moving a simple WordPress blog.
Q: Website migration seems like a lot of work. Just how long does it take?
A: There are plenty of aspects to bear in mind – the total amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. However, we do try to perform all web site migrations in a 48–hour time window. Smaller websites are transferred much faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is important to me. What details do you need?
A: We don’t gather any private data. We will require, however, the login information for your old web hosting account and the name of the web site that you would like to migrate.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my web site?
A: While we migrate your web site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your old web hosting provider. After the migration is complete, we will make certain that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your content is not compromised before informing you that the transfer is completed. Then we’ll explain to you how to move the domain name to your web hosting account with us and how to update your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider know that I’m leaving them?
A: Nah. We will never get in touch with your web hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the web site migration either.
Q: Does it matter what platform my current provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–based web hosting platforms. Fundamentally, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your web site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source site building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.