Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The website migration service on offer at SKC Hosting is entirely free of cost and involves transferring all your web files, databases and e–mails from your present web hosting provider to your brand–new web hosting account with us. We’ll also update all the settings required for your websites to be fully functional on our ultra–modern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of moving just about any site. With years of work experience behind their backs, they are experts in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other widely used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–built application with lots of custom libraries is as elementary as moving a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: Web site migration sounds like lots of work. How long can it take?
A: We try to implement all website migrations as quickly as possible. Nevertheless, we don’t have a set time frame for website migrations. There are certain elements that you have to take into consideration – the sheer size of your web site and the workload of our web site migration staff, etc. We always try to implement each migration in less than 48 hours. With less sizeable websites, our staff usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: What info will I have to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We’ll need the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel and the site’s name (domain name).
Q: My old hosting account has delicate data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?
A: Nah. Your web site will stay accessible online during the migration. Once everything is done on our end, we’ll let you know so that you can examine it and check for problems. If everything is okay, all you will have to do is change your domain name’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to provide any information/help?
A: Nope. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we do not require anything. We will never contact your hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Does it matter what platform my current provider is using?
A: We can migrate your website from any web hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform so long as we can acquire access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only websites that we cannot migrate are the ones based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.