Q: Why do I need to transfer my website? What does web site migration consist of?
A: When your present hosting provider can no longer meet the necessities of your website, or if you go through continuous downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client support team to respond back to you, it might be a smart idea to switch your web hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At GSPH.com, we are aware that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. That’s why we will perform all that for you at no cost!Our proficient technical team members will transfer your web site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got lots of experience migrating web sites and are able to handle everything – from a customary WordPress blog or Joomla™ web site, to a very elaborate, custom–built web application.
Q: How long will it take for my web site to be migrated over to your platform?
A: There are many variables to think about – the overall number of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. That said, we do try to carry out all website migrations in a 48–hour time window. Smaller–sized sites are transferred much faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: What details will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We’ll need the login information for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: Nope. Your web site will stay available online during the transfer. Once everything is completed on our end, we will tell you so that you can examine it and check for problems. If everything’s fine, all you will need to do is edit your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider find out that I am leaving them?
A: While we transfer your website content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not contact them in any way.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can transfer your web site from any hosting provider or any Linux–based web hosting platform provided that we can receive access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only web sites that we cannot migrate are those based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.