Q: Why do I have to transfer my web site? What does website migration include?
A: The web site migration service on offer at Advanced Tech Online is entirely free of charge and involves transferring all your web files, databases and emails from your current provider to your new hosting account with us. We will also update all the configuration settings necessary for your web sites to be completely operational on our advanced cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of transferring any kind of website. With years of work experience in the industry, they are well–versed in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–built app with many custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress blog.
Q: Just how long will the website migration process take?
A: There are lots of variables to think about – the overall amount of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Still, we do try to perform all website migrations in a 48–hour time window. Smaller web sites are transferred faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: My privacy concerns me. What data do you need?
A: Yes. We’ll need the name of the web site that you would like us to move. We’ll also require a means to log in to your old web hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your site.
Q: My old web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my web site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: While we transfer your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous web hosting provider. After the migration is over, we will make sure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your content is not jeopardized before telling you that the migration is done. After that, we will tell you how to move the domain name over to your web hosting account with us and how to modify the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nah. Aside from your login details for the Control Panel, we don’t need anything. We will never contact your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you transfer website content from?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Essentially, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.