Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it entail?
A: If your current hosting provider can no longer measure up to the needs of your site, or if you suffer from continuous network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the help desk support staff to respond to you, it may be a good idea to switch your web hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your sites together with your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At SINIUM, we know that this can often be hard & time–consuming. That is the reason why we’ll perform all that for you at no cost!Our skillful technical staff will migrate your site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our techs have got extensive experience migrating web sites and are able to handle anything – from a standard WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ website, to a very elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: Website migration seems like a lot of work. How long is it going to take?
A: While we cannot give you a precise time window, because there are many variables, among them the physical size of the web files and databases, the location of the current host’s server, the complexity of your site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll give our very best to transfer your website within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (in case the content is not very large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you start moving my web site?
A: Yeah. We will need the name of the website that you would like us to move. We will also require a way to log in to your old hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your website.
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Nope. Your site will remain online during the transfer. Once everything is done on our end, we will inform you so that you can preview it and check for problems. If everything is alright, all you will need to do is change your domain name’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we move your web content, your web hosting provider will not be aware of the migration at all. We will not contact them in any way.
Q: Does it matter what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–driven web hosting platforms. In essence, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site creation platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.