Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it include?
A: The web site migration service offered by Algoma Hosting Service is completely free of cost and involves moving all your website files, databases and emails from your present provider to your new hosting account with us. We’ll also revise all the configuration settings necessary for your websites to be completely functional on our leading–edge cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of moving just about any web site. With years of work experience behind their backs, they are well–versed in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other widely used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made web application with many custom libraries is as easy as moving a plain WordPress blog.
Q: Web site migration seems like lots of work. Just how long will it take?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time frame, because there are many variables, including the physical size of the web files and databases, the physical location of the current host’s server, the complexity of your site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll do our best to move your site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (if the content is not large).
Q: My privacy is vital to me. What information do you need?
A: We do not require any information that is sensitive. We will need, however, the login info for your old hosting account as well as the name of the site that you want to transfer.
Q: My old hosting account has delicate data inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: While we transfer your site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. When the migration is completed, we’ll make sure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your data is not affected prior to notifying you that the transfer is complete. Then we will explain to you how to transfer the domain name to your web hosting account with us and how to update your DNS settings.
Q: Will my old web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: While we move your web content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you migrate web content from?
A: Yes. We support all conventional Linux–powered web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–powered web hosting platforms, since we do not provide Windows hosting solutions ourselves.We also don’t support proprietary web site building and management user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.