Q: Why do I need to move my website? What does web site migration consist of?
A: The website migration service available at Apple Hosting is totally free of cost and involves moving all your website files, databases and emails from your present web hosting provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We’ll also fine–tune all the settings necessary for your websites to be completely functional on our super–modern cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of transferring just about any website. With years of experience in this field, they are experts in the specificities of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other widely used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–built web app with a lot of custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress weblog.
Q: Just how long will the web site migration process take?
A: We strive to implement all web site migrations as quickly as possible. Yet, we don’t have a set time frame for website migrations. There are various things that you need to consider – the very size of your site and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We always try to accomplish each migration in under 48 hours. With less sizeable websites, our team usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is crucial to me. What info do you need to have?
A: We will need the login information for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: How about downtime? Will my web site be offline?
A: While we migrate your site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your old web hosting provider. Once the migration is done, we will make certain that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your data is not affected prior to notifying you that the transfer is done. Then we will tell you how to move the domain over to your web hosting account with us and how to update the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present hosting provider need to do anything?
A: No. Apart from your login details for the Control Panel, we do not require anything. We’ll never touch base with your hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer content from?
A: We can migrate your website from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform on condition that we can get access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only sites that we are unable to migrate are the ones based on closed–source software applications such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.