Q: What does the website migration service include? Will my website be secure?
A: The website migration service provided by AFC Hosting is totally free of cost and involves moving all your website files, databases and emails from your present provider to your new web hosting account with us. We will also fine–tune all the configuration settings needed for your web sites to be fully functional on our cutting–edge cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of moving just about any web site. With years of work experience in this field, they’re well–versed in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom app with multiple custom libraries is as easy as moving a plain WordPress–based weblog.
Q: How long will the web site migration procedure take?
A: There are a lot of factors to keep in mind – the total amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the present workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Even so, we do our best to implement all web site migrations within a 48–hour window. Smaller web sites are transferred much faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: What info will I have to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We will need the login details for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the website’s name (domain name).
Q: The login details for my hosting account are delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: Your web site will work exactly like it did before with your previous hosting provider. Once we have completed the transfer, your website will be configured to work on our hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If it is working properly, all you will need to do is change the name server resource records corresponding to your domain name. Your site will be migrated to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we move your web content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not touch base with them in any way.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: Yep. We support all common Linux–based hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–based hosting platforms, since we do not provide Windows web hosting services ourselves.In addition, we do not support proprietary site creation and management user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.