Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it include?
A: The web site migration service on offer at Plaza Hosting Services UK is entirely free of cost and consists of moving all your files, databases and emails from your present web hosting provider to your brand–new web hosting account with us. We’ll also fine–tune all the configuration settings required for your sites to be completely operational on our leading–edge cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of transferring any type of website. With years of experience behind their backs, they are experts in the specificities of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other widely used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom web app with lots of custom libraries is as elementary as moving a plain WordPress–based weblog.
Q: Just how long will the website migration procedure take?
A: There are lots of factors to think about – the total number of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Having said that, we do our best to accomplish all website migrations within a 48–hour window. Less sizeable web sites are transferred much faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: My privacy concerns me. What data do you require?
A: Yep. We’ll require the name of the web site that you wish us to transfer. We will also need a means to access your current hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your website.
Q: You will access sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: While we transfer your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former hosting provider. As soon as the transfer is finished, we’ll make certain that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your data is not affected before notifying you that the migration is finished. After that, we will instruct you how to move the domain name over to your hosting account with us and how to change the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. Aside from your login details for the Control Panel, we will not require anything. We’ll never touch base with your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: Yup. We support all traditional Linux–based web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–based web hosting platforms, since we don’t offer Windows hosting services ourselves.In addition, we do not support proprietary website creation and administration interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.