Q: What exactly does web site migration imply and what does it include?
A: When your present hosting provider can no longer satisfy the necessities of your website, or when you experience constant downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the client service staff to reply back to you, it may be a good idea to swap your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your sites together with your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At lms WEBS, we understand that this can be difficult and time–consuming. This is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our highly qualified technical staff will transfer your website content from your current hosting provider to us. Our technicians have broad experience migrating websites and can take care of everything – from a conventional WordPress–based blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built web app.
Q: How long will the website migration process take?
A: We try to implement all website migrations ASAP. Nevertheless, we don’t have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are certain elements that you need to consider – the actual size of your website and the workload of our web site migration staff, etc. We always strive to perform each migration in less than 48 hours. With smaller web sites, our team usually manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is essential for me. What information do you need?
A: Yep. We’ll need to have the name of the site that you wish us to migrate. We will also require a way to log into your current web hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your website.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: What about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?
A: Nah. Your website will continue to be available online during the transfer. Once everything is done on our end, we will tell you so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything’s fine, all you will need to do is update your domain name’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: While we transfer your web content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer at all. We will never get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can transfer your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–based web hosting platform given that we can receive access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only web sites that we can’t transfer are the ones based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.