Q: What does the website migration service entail? Will my website be secure?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer satisfy the needs of your website, or when you face regular network downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the customer care team to respond back to you, it may be a good idea to swap your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At UniversHost, we are aware that this can be hard & time–consuming. That is why we’ll do all that for you for free!Our qualified technical staff representatives will move your web site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got broad experience migrating websites and are able to handle everything – from a typical WordPress–based blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–made application.
Q: Web site migration sounds like a lot of work. How long is it going to take?
A: There are lots of variables to bear in mind – the overall amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our website migration experts, etc. That being said, we do our very best to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour period. Smaller websites are transferred faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is crucial to me. What details do you need to have?
A: Yep. We will need the name of the web site that you want us to move. We will also require a means to log in to your old hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your site.
Q: My old hosting account has sensitive data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: Your website will continue to work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. After we are through with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If everything is functioning properly, all you will have to do is edit the NS records associated with your domain name. Your website will be migrated over to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my present hosting provider discover that I’m leaving them?
A: While we migrate your web content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–driven hosting platforms. Generally, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your website.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.