Q: What precisely does web site migration imply and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service offered by HostCover is entirely free of charge and involves transferring all your web files, databases and emails from your present provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We will also modify all the settings required for your web sites to be fully operational on our cutting–edge cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of transferring any type of website. With years of practical experience in the industry, they’re well–versed in the inner workings of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other well–known Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–built web application with numerous custom libraries is as easy as transferring a simple WordPress blog.
Q: How long will it take for my site to be moved to your platform?
A: While we can’t give you a precise ETA, because there are lots of factors, among them the physical size of the web files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your website and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will give our best to move your site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (if the content is not very large).
Q: What info will I have to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We’ll need the login information for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the site’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be unavailable?
A: Your web site will work exactly like it did before with your former web hosting provider. When we have finished the transfer, your site will be configured to work on our hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If everything is functioning properly, all you will have to do is update the NS records associated with your domain. Your site will be transferred over to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my old hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. We will never contact your web hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the website migration either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer web content from?
A: Yeah. We support all regular Linux–based hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–powered hosting platforms, as we don’t provide Windows web hosting solutions ourselves.Additionally, we do not support proprietary website building and management interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.