Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service offered by Creekside Technologies is completely free of cost and involves moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your current provider to your brand new web hosting account with us. We will also fine–tune all the configuration settings required for your sites to be fully operational on our innovative cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of moving just about any site. With years of practical experience in this field, they are well–versed in the inner workings of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–built web application with numerous custom libraries is as easy as moving a plain WordPress–based weblog.
Q: Just how long will the web site migration process take?
A: We try to accomplish all website migrations as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, we don’t have a fixed time frame for website migrations. There are various variables that you need to take into account – the sheer size of your website and the workload of our website migration staff, etc. We constantly strive to carry out each migration within 48 hours. With smaller sites, our staff usually manages to finish within 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you begin transferring my website?
A: Yeah. We will need the name of the web site that you wish us to migrate. We’ll also require a means to log into your old web hosting account so that we can get the files associated with your website.
Q: My old hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be unavailable?
A: While we move your site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as the transfer is over, we’ll make sure that everything is working correctly and that the integrity of your data is not compromised prior to informing you that the migration is completed. Then we’ll tell you how to move the domain name to your hosting account with us and how to modify your DNS settings.
Q: Will my present hosting provider discover that I am leaving them?
A: While we move your content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We won’t touch base with them in any way.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current hosting provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–powered web hosting platforms. Essentially, if we can gain access to your Control Panel, we’ll be able to migrate your website.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.