Q: Why do I have to move my website? What does website migration entail?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the necessities of your site, or when you suffer from continuous downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the tech support staff to reply to you, it may be smart to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your web sites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At RC Web Hosting, we understand that this can often be difficult & time–consuming. That’s why we’ll perform all that for you for free!Our skilled technical team reps will transfer your site content from your present provider to us. Our techs have plenty of experience with website migration and can handle everything – from a common WordPress weblog or Joomla™–based website, to an extremely complex, custom–made application.
Q: How much time will it take for my website to be transferred over to your platform?
A: We strive to carry out all website migrations ASAP. Nevertheless, we don’t have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are various aspects that you need to take into consideration – the mere size of your web site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We always strive to carry out each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller sites, our team usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you begin moving my website?
A: Yep. We will require the name of the web site that you want us to transfer. We’ll also need a means to log in to your present hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your website.
Q: My old hosting account has sensitive data inside. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the migration?
A: Your website will work exactly like it did before with your old hosting provider. As soon as we have finished the migration, your website will be configured to work on our system and we’ll ask you to preview it. If it is functioning correctly, all you will have to do is update the name server resource records for your domain name. Your web site will be migrated over to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my present hosting provider learn that I’m leaving them?
A: While we transfer your website content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate website content from?
A: We support all Linux–based web hosting platforms. Fundamentally, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your web site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site management platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.