Q: Why should I move my website? What does web site migration involve?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer measure up to the demands of your website, or if you suffer from continual network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the help desk support staff to respond back to you, it may be smart to change your web hosting provider, i.e. to move all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At Magical Webhost, we realize that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our competent technical staff reps will transfer your website content from your current provider to us. Our technicians have got plenty of experience with website migration and can take care of everything – from an ordinary WordPress–driven blog or Joomla™ CMS–based web site, to a highly elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: How much time will the web site migration process take?
A: We try to perform all website migrations as fast as possible. Yet, we don’t have a set time frame for website migrations. There are various factors that you need to take into consideration – the sheer size of your site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We always try to accomplish each migration in under 48 hours. With less sizeable websites, our team typically manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: Do you require something from me before you begin transferring my web site?
A: We’ll need the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the site’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 my site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: While we move your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous web hosting provider. Once the migration is completed, we will make sure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your web content is not affected before notifying you that the migration is completed. After that, we’ll tell you how to transfer the domain name to your web hosting account with us and how to edit your DNS settings.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nope. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we won’t need anything. We’ll never contact your hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can migrate your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–powered web hosting platform on condition that we can access the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only websites that we are unable to migrate are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.