Q: Why do I need to move my site? What does website migration include?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer meet the needs of your site, or if you face constant network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the technical support team to respond to you, it might be a good idea to change your hosting provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your sites along with your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Linton Hosting, we know that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will perform all that for you at no cost!Our skilled technical staff will move your website content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our techs have got broad experience migrating web sites and are able to take care of everything – from a regular WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™–powered website, to a highly complex, custom–made web app.
Q: Website migration seems like lots of work. How much time does it take?
A: We strive to accomplish all web site migrations as fast as possible. Nevertheless, we don’t have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are several things that you need to take into consideration – the mere size of your web site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We constantly strive to implement each migration in less than 48 hours. With less sizeable sites, our staff typically manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy concerns me. What data do you need to have?
A: We will need the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel and the website’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my web site?
A: While we move your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former web hosting provider. Once the transfer is completed, we will ensure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your content is not compromised prior to notifying you that the transfer is complete. After that, we will tell you how to transfer the domain name to your hosting account with us and how to update your DNS settings.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: While we move your content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We won’t get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you transfer website content from?
A: Yes. We support all regular Linux–based hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–based web hosting platforms, because we do not provide Windows web hosting solutions ourselves.Additionally, we do not support proprietary web site building and administration tools such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.