Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it include?
A: The website migration service on offer at aBit Web Hosting is completely free of charge and involves moving all your files, databases and emails from your present hosting provider to your new hosting account with us. We will also modify all the configuration settings required for your web sites to be completely operational on our leading–edge cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of transferring any kind of site. With years of practical experience in the industry, they are well–versed in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom web application with many custom libraries is as elementary as moving a plain WordPress–based weblog.
Q: How much time will it take for my site to be moved to your platform?
A: We try to implement all web site migrations as fast as possible. Nonetheless, we don’t have a fixed time frame for web site migrations. There are different things that you have to take into account – the mere size of your site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We constantly try to perform each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller websites, our team typically manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is vital to me. What details do you need?
A: We will need the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the website’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: Your site will continue to work just like it did before with your former hosting provider. Once we have finished the migration, your website will be configured to work on our hosting platform and we’ll ask you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is edit the name server resource records pertaining to your domain name. Your website will be transferred over to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my current hosting provider find out that I’m leaving them?
A: Nah. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything. They won’t be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–powered hosting platforms. Basically, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your website.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source web site creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.