Q: What exactly does web site migration imply and what does it entail?
A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer satisfy the needs of your website, or when you experience regular downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the customer support team to get back to you, it may be a good idea to change your hosting provider, i.e. to migrate all the files for your websites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At IQLAB, we understand that this can often be difficult and time–consuming. That is the reason why we’ll do all that for you at no cost!Our highly trained technical staff representatives will move your website content from your current provider to us. Our techs have a lot of experience migrating websites and are able to handle everything – from a customary WordPress–driven blog or Joomla™ CMS–based website, to a highly elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: Just how long will it take for my site to be migrated to your platform?
A: While we cannot give you a precise time interval, since there are plenty of variables, among them the physical size of the files and databases, the physical location of the current host’s server, the complexity of your website and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll try our best to migrate your web site within 48 hours, and in some cases – within 24 hours (in case the content is not very large).
Q: What data will I need to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We’ll need the login details for your old hosting provider’s Control Panel and the website’s name (domain name).
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my website be offline during the transfer?
A: While we move your web site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your old hosting provider. As soon as the migration is over, we’ll make sure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your data is not affected prior to informing you that the transfer is complete. After that, we’ll explain to you how to move the domain over to your web hosting account with us and how to edit the DNS settings.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any information/help?
A: While we move your content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We won’t contact them in any way.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer data from?
A: We support all Linux–based web hosting platforms. Basically, if we can get access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to transfer your web site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.