Q: Why do I have to move my website? What does web site migration involve?
A: When your current hosting provider can no longer satisfy the requirements of your site, or when you suffer from continual downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the help desk support team to reply back to you, it may be a smart idea to switch your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At DAHOO Hosting, we know that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. Because of this, we will do all that for you at no cost!Our seasoned technical staff reps will move your web site content from your present web hosting provider to us. Our technicians have got a lot of experience with website migration and can handle everything – from a regular WordPress blog or Joomla™ CMS–powered site, to a very elaborate, custom–built web application.
Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How long will it take?
A: We try to perform all web site migrations as fast as possible. However, we don’t have a set time frame for website migrations. There are various things that you need to take into consideration – the actual size of your website and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We constantly strive to perform each migration in under 48 hours. With less sizeable websites, our staff usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy is important to me. What information do you need to have?
A: We do not need any private info. We will need, though, the login info for your current web hosting account and the name of the web site that you’d like to transfer.
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 web site?
A: While we migrate your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your former hosting provider. Once the transfer is finished, we’ll make certain that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your data is not compromised prior to telling you that the migration is over. Then we will explain to you how to transfer the domain name over to your hosting account with us and how to change the DNS records.
Q: Will my current hosting provider find out that I am leaving them?
A: While we transfer your website content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We won’t touch base with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Generally, if we can access your Control Panel, we’ll be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source web site creation platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.