Q: Why do I have to transfer my web site? What does web site migration consist of?
A: The website migration service available at hostfields is absolutely free and consists of transferring all your website files, databases and emails from your current web hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We will also edit all the settings required for your web sites to be fully functional on our ultra–modern cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of moving just about any web site. With years of practical experience behind their backs, they are experts in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other widely used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–built web application with multiple custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress–based blog.
Q: How long will it take for my web site to be transferred to your platform?
A: There are lots of aspects to bear in mind – the total amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our website migration experts, etc. Still, we do try to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour period. Smaller websites are transferred faster – typically within 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is vital to me. What data do you need?
A: We do not request any information that is sensitive. We will need, though, the login information for your current hosting account as well as the name of the website that you’d like to move.
Q: You will access delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my site be offline during the transfer?
A: Nope. Your site will continue to be accessible online during the transfer. Once everything is done on our end, we will tell you so that you can examine it and check for any problems. If everything’s okay, all you will have to do is modify your domain’s DNS resource records.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nope. We will never touch base with your hosting provider about anything at all. They won’t be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you transfer website content from?
A: Yeah. We support all conventional Linux–based web hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–powered web hosting platforms, because we don’t provide Windows hosting services ourselves.We also do not support proprietary site creation and management tools like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.