Q: What exactly does website migration imply and what does it entail?
A: The web site migration service offered by GWB is completely free of cost and consists of transferring all your website files, databases and e–mails from your present provider to your new web hosting account with us. We’ll also update all the settings necessary for your sites to be fully operational on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of transferring any type of web site. With years of work experience in this field, they are experts in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–made web app with multiple custom libraries is as elementary as moving a simple WordPress–based blog.
Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How much time can it take?
A: While we cannot give you an exact ETA, because there are a lot of factors, including the size of the web files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will give our best to move your web site within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (if the content is not large).
Q: What data will I be required to give to your Website Migration Department?
A: We will 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 data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Your website will work just like it did before with your previous hosting provider. After we are done with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our system and we will alert you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is modify the name server records for your domain name. Your site will be migrated to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my present hosting provider find out that I’m leaving them?
A: No. We’ll never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything at all. They will not be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: Yup. We support all common Linux–based hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–powered web hosting platforms, because we do not offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Additionally, we do not support proprietary web site creation and administration user interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.