Q: What does the website migration service include? Will my site be secure?
A: The web site migration service available at Swifty Host is completely free and consists of moving all your files, databases and emails from your present provider to your brand–new web hosting account with us. We will also revise all the configuration settings required for your websites to be fully functional on our advanced cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of transferring any kind of web site. With years of work experience in the industry, they’re well–versed in the inner workings of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom app with numerous custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. How long is it going to take?
A: There are a lot of factors to take into consideration – the overall amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Yet, we do try to accomplish all website migrations within a 48–hour window. Smaller web sites are migrated much faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: What data will I be required to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We do not collect any private data. We will require, however, the login information for your current web hosting account along with the name of the web site that you’d like to migrate.
Q: My old hosting account has delicate info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my website be offline during the transfer?
A: No. Your website will continue to be available online during the transfer. As soon as everything is done on our end, we’ll inform you so that you can preview it and check for any problems. If everything is OK, all you will need to do is edit your domain name’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my old hosting provider discover that I am leaving them?
A: Nope. Apart from your login credentials for the Control Panel, we won’t need anything. We’ll never touch base with your hosting provider. They will not know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can migrate your website from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based web hosting platform as long as we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there is FTP access available.The only websites that we are unable to transfer are those based on closed–source software applications such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.