Q: What exactly does web site migration imply and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service on offer at Domain Sales is absolutely free of charge and involves moving all your website files, databases and emails from your present hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We will also modify all the configuration settings needed for your sites to be completely functional on our ultra–modern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of moving just about any site. With years of work experience in this field, they’re experts in the inner workings of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other well–known Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom app with many custom libraries is as easy as transferring a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: Website migration seems like lots of work. How long is it going to take?
A: We strive to perform all website migrations as quickly as possible. Yet, we don’t have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are various aspects that you have to take into consideration – the very size of your web site and the workload of our website migration staff, etc. We always strive to implement each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller–sized websites, our team typically manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is essential for me. What data do you require?
A: We will require the login details for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel and the site’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Nah. Your web site will stay accessible online during the migration. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we will tell you so that you can examine it and check for any problems. If everything’s OK, all you will need to do is change your domain’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider have to do anything?
A: No. Apart from your login details for the Control Panel, we won’t need anything. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: We can transfer your site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform as long as we can access the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only sites that we cannot migrate are those based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.