Q: Why do I need to transfer my web site? What does website migration include?
A: When your current web hosting provider can no longer satisfy the demands of your website, or when you face frequent network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the technical support team to respond to you, it might be a clever idea to switch your web hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At Critchfield Web Hosting Services, we understand that this can often be difficult & time–consuming. This is why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our skillful technical staff members will migrate your web site content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got lots of experience migrating web sites and can handle anything – from a common WordPress–based blog or Joomla™–driven website, to a very elaborate, custom–made application.
Q: How much time will the website migration procedure take?
A: There are a lot of aspects to bear in mind – the overall amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the current workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Yet, we do our very best to accomplish all website migrations in a 48–hour time period. Smaller web sites are transferred much faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: Do you require something from me before you start transferring my web site?
A: We will need the login information for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login details for my hosting account are delicate. How can I rely on you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be unavailable?
A: No. Your site will continue to be available online during the transfer. As soon as everything is completed on our end, we will let you know so that you can preview it and check for any problems. If everything’s alright, all you will need to do is edit your domain name’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any information/help?
A: Nah. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we won’t require anything. We will never get in touch with your hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: We can transfer your web site from any hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform provided that we can acquire access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we cannot migrate are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.