Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: The website migration service provided by MD-Dot Webhosting is totally free of charge and consists of moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your present hosting provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We’ll also modify all the settings required for your websites to be completely operational on our advanced cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of moving any type of web site. With years of experience behind their backs, they are experts in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom application with plenty of custom libraries is as easy as transferring a plain WordPress–based blog.
Q: How long will the website migration process take?
A: There are many factors to think about – the total 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 professionals, etc. Even so, we do our very best to carry out all web site migrations in a 48–hour time period. Smaller websites are transferred faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is important to me. What data do you need to have?
A: We do not need any personal data. We will need, however, the login information for your present web hosting account as well as the name of the site that you wish to migrate.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my website?
A: While we move your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous web hosting provider. When the transfer is over, we will make sure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your content is not compromised prior to telling you that the migration is done. After that, we’ll tell you how to move the domain name over to your hosting account with us and how to change your DNS records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider discover that I’m leaving them?
A: Nope. Aside from your login info for the Control Panel, we will not need anything. We will never get in touch with your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my present provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–driven hosting platforms. In essence, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website management platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.