Q: What does the website migration service include? Will my website be safe?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer answer the necessities of your website, or when you suffer from regular downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the support team to respond to you, it may be a good idea to change your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At scottish hosting, we are aware that this can be difficult & time–consuming. Because of this, we’ll perform all that for you for free!Our highly experienced technical team members will migrate your site content from your current web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have plenty of experience migrating websites and are able to take care of everything – from a traditional WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™–based site, to a highly elaborate, custom–made application.
Q: How long will the web site migration procedure take?
A: There are many variables to think about – the overall number of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the current workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Having said that, we do our very best to carry out all website migrations in a 48–hour window. Smaller–sized websites are transferred much faster – usually within 24 hours.
Q: What data will I be required to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We do not gather any sensitive information. We’ll require, however, the login info for your old hosting account and the name of the website that you would like to migrate.
Q: The login details for my hosting account are sensitive. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Your site will work exactly like it did before with your former web hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the migration, your site will be configured to work on our system and we’ll ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is change the NS records corresponding to your domain. Your website will be migrated to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider find out that I am leaving them?
A: Nope. Aside from your login details for the Control Panel, we will not require anything. We’ll never get in touch with your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer web content from?
A: We can transfer your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–powered web hosting platform on condition that we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only sites that we are unable to migrate are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.