Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer answer the necessities of your web site, or if you undergo continuous downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the client service staff to reply to you, it might be a smart idea to change your provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your web sites together with your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At eTesLa Technologies, we realize that this can often be hard and time–consuming. Because of this, we will do all that for you for free!Our highly knowledgeable technical staff will transfer your web site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have extensive experience migrating websites and are able to take care of everything – from a standard WordPress–based blog or Joomla™–based website, to an extremely complex, custom–built application.
Q: Web site migration seems like lots of work. How long will it take?
A: While we cannot give you an exact time interval, because there are a lot of factors, among them the physical size of the files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll do our best to transfer your website within 48h, and in certain cases – within 24h (in case the content is not large).
Q: What info will I need to give to your Website Migration Department?
A: We don’t require any private information. We’ll require, though, the login information for your current web hosting account along with the name of the web site that you wish to transfer.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: Your website will work exactly like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as we are through with the migration, your website will be configured to work on our system and we’ll ask you to preview it. If everything is functioning properly, all you will need to do is modify the NS records for your domain. Your web site will be transferred to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my old hosting provider find out that I am leaving them?
A: While we move your web content, your web hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer at all. We won’t get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer website content from?
A: We can migrate your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–powered web hosting platform on condition that we can acquire access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only websites that we cannot transfer are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.