Q: Why do I have to move my website? What does website migration consist of?
A: The website migration service provided by JDS Website Solutions is totally free of cost and involves transferring all your files, databases and e–mails from your present hosting provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We will also revise all the configuration settings needed for your sites to be completely functional on our next–generation cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of transferring any type of web site. With years of experience in this field, they are 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–built application with multiple custom libraries is as elementary as moving a simple WordPress–based blog.
Q: How much time will the website migration process take?
A: We try to perform all web site migrations ASAP. Yet, we do not have a fixed time frame for web site migrations. There are certain factors that you need to consider – the very size of your site and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We constantly strive to perform each migration within 48 hours. With smaller web sites, our team usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is vital to me. What data do you require?
A: We’ll need the login information for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the website’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my web site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: While we move your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. When the migration is done, we’ll ensure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your content is not jeopardized prior to telling you that the transfer is finished. Then we’ll instruct you how to move the domain to your hosting account with us and how to update your DNS settings.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: While we transfer your content, your web hosting provider will not 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 migrate content from?
A: We can transfer your web site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform given that we can receive access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only web sites that we are unable to migrate are those based on closed–source software applications such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.