Q: Why should I transfer my site? What does website migration include?
A: The web site migration service available at Irwin Associates Web Hosting is totally free of charge and consists of transferring all your files, databases and e–mails from your current hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We’ll also revise all the configuration settings required for your websites to be completely functional on our super–modern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of moving any type of site. With years of experience in this field, they’re experts in the specificities of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other popular Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom application with numerous custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a plain WordPress–based blog.
Q: Website migration sounds like lots of work. How much time is it going to take?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time interval, because there are a lot of factors, among them the size of the web files and databases, the location of the current host’s server, the complexity of your site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll try our best to migrate your site within 48h, and in certain cases – within 24h (in case the content is not very large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you begin moving my web site?
A: We do not gather any personal information. We will need, though, the login information for your present web hosting account and the name of the website that you wish to migrate.
Q: My present web hosting account has delicate data inside. How can I trust you?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Your web site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your former web hosting provider. When we have finished the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our system and we will alert you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is change the NS records corresponding to your domain name. Your web site will be transferred over to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to do anything?
A: No. We’ll never touch base with your hosting provider about anything at all. They will not be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer web content from?
A: We can migrate your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform given that we can gain access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we can’t migrate are those based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.