Q: Why do I need to transfer my web site? What does website migration involve?
A: The website migration service on offer at Free Domain Name Registration and Hosting is totally free and involves transferring all your files, databases and emails from your present provider to your brand–new web hosting account with us. We’ll also revise all the configuration settings necessary for your sites to be fully functional on our ultramodern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of moving any sort of site. With years of experience in the industry, they are experts in the specificities of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other well–known Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made web application with plenty of custom libraries is as elementary as moving a simple WordPress blog.
Q: How much time will it take for my web site to be transferred over to your platform?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time interval, because there are many factors, among them the physical size of the 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 web site within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (when the content is not large).
Q: My personal privacy is essential for me. What details do you require?
A: We don’t need any personal details. We’ll need, however, the login info for your current hosting account along with the name of the website that you would like to transfer.
Q: My present hosting account has delicate info inside. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my site be offline during the transfer?
A: Your web site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your old web hosting provider. When we have finished the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If everything is working correctly, all you will have to do is edit the name server resource records associated with your domain name. Your site will be transferred over to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: While we move your content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will never contact them in any way.
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: Yep. We support all traditional Linux–powered hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–driven web hosting platforms, since we do not provide Windows web hosting solutions ourselves.Additionally, we do not support proprietary web site creation and administration interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.