Q: Why do I need to move my site? What does web site migration entail?
A: When your current hosting provider can no longer answer the necessities of your site, or if you experience continual network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client support staff to reply to you, it might be a clever idea to switch your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Chirping Cheap Hosting and Domains, we realize that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. This is why we will perform all that for you at no cost!Our seasoned technical team reps will transfer your web site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our techs have got plenty of experience migrating websites and can handle everything – from a conventional WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™–based website, to an extremely complex, custom–made application.
Q: Just how long will the web site migration procedure take?
A: There are many variables to consider – the total amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Nevertheless, we do our very best to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour window. Smaller–sized web sites are transferred faster – usually in less than 24 hours.
Q: What details will I be required to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We will require the login information for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the migration?
A: Your website will work exactly like it did before with your previous hosting provider. As soon as we are through with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we’ll ask you to preview it. If everything is functioning correctly, all you will have to do is edit the NS records corresponding to your domain name. Your website will be transferred to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider learn that I am leaving them?
A: While we transfer your content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer at all. We won’t get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–driven web hosting platforms. Generally, if we can gain 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 building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.