Q: What does the website migration service entail? Will my website be secure?
A: When your present hosting provider can no longer measure up to the needs of your web site, or when you face frequent network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the help desk staff to respond to you, it may be a good idea to swap your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your sites together with your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At GMR Design, we are aware that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will accomplish all that for you for free!Our practiced technical staff reps will migrate your website content from your present provider to us. Our technicians have plenty of experience migrating websites and can take care of anything – from a standard WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ CMS–powered website, to a very complex, custom–built web app.
Q: How long will it take for my site to be migrated to your platform?
A: There are plenty of aspects to bear in mind – the total amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. That said, we do try to perform all web site migrations within a 48–hour window. Smaller–sized web sites are transferred much faster – usually in under 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you begin moving my site?
A: We don’t request any sensitive details. We will need, however, the login information for your current web hosting account and the name of the website that you would like to transfer.
Q: My old web hosting account has delicate info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: Your web site will work exactly like it did before with your former hosting provider. Once we are done with the migration, your site will be configured to work on our system and we’ll ask you to preview it. If everything is functioning properly, all you will need to do is edit the NS resource records for your domain name. Your web site will be transferred to us with no downtime.
Q: Will my old hosting provider need to provide any info/help?
A: While we move your web content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will not contact them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can migrate your site from any web hosting provider or any Linux–driven hosting platform provided that we can receive access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only sites that we’re unable to migrate are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.