Q: Why do I need to move my web site? What does web site migration entail?
A: When your current web hosting provider can no longer match the demands of your site, or if you experience constant network downtime, or if you are forced to wait for hours for the customer support team to respond back to you, it may be smart to switch your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your web sites as well as your databases from your present provider to your future provider. At Arabian Hosting, we are aware that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our highly competent technical team reps will move your website content from your present hosting provider to us. Our technicians have a lot of experience with web site migration and are able to take care of anything – from a regular WordPress–based weblog or Joomla™ CMS–driven web site, to a very elaborate, custom–built application.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. How much time can it take?
A: There are a lot of factors to take into account – the overall amount of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the current workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Even so, we do try to perform all web site migrations in a 48–hour time window. Smaller–sized web sites are migrated much faster – usually within 24 hours.
Q: What info will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We’ll require the login details for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be unavailable?
A: Your website will continue to work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. When we have completed the migration, your site will be configured to work on our platform and we’ll ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is modify the name server records associated with your domain. Your site will be migrated to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nope. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we will not require anything. We’ll never contact your web hosting provider. They will not know anything about the transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer data from?
A: We support all Linux–powered hosting platforms. Basically, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site management platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.