Q: What does the website migration service entail? Will my site be secure?
A: When your current hosting provider can no longer satisfy the necessities of your site, or when you suffer from constant network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the customer support staff to respond to you, it may be smart to swap your web hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Mapioid Hosting, we realize that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That’s why we will perform all that for you for free!Our capable technical staff reps will transfer your website content from your present hosting provider to us. Our techs have a lot of experience migrating websites and are able to take care of anything – from a common WordPress–powered blog or Joomla™ site, to a very elaborate, custom–made app.
Q: Just how long will the web site migration procedure take?
A: There are many variables to keep in mind – the overall number of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the current workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Having said that, we do our very best to carry out all website migrations within a 48–hour time window. Smaller–sized sites are transferred much faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is vital to me. What information do you require?
A: We will require the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel and the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: While we transfer your web site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your former web hosting provider. After the migration is over, we will make sure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your data is not affected before telling you that the migration is complete. After that, we will instruct you how to transfer the domain name over to your web hosting account with us and how to change your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider have to do anything?
A: No. Aside from your login info for the Control Panel, we do not require anything. We’ll never get in touch with your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Does it matter what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: Yup. We support all traditional Linux–driven web hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–based web hosting platforms, since we do not offer Windows hosting services ourselves.Additionally, we do not support proprietary site creation and administration user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.