Q: What does the web site migration service involve? Will my website be secure?
A: The website migration service provided by Virtual Gal Friday Web Hosting is entirely free and involves moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your present hosting provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We will also modify all the configuration settings required for your web sites to be completely operational on our leading–edge cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of transferring any kind of site. With years of practical experience in the industry, they’re experts in the inner workings of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other widely used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–built web application with multiple custom libraries is as elementary as moving a simple WordPress weblog.
Q: How long will the web site migration procedure take?
A: We try to carry out all website migrations ASAP. However, we do not have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are different facets that you need to take into account – the sheer size of your website and the workload of our website migration staff, etc. We constantly try to perform each migration in under 48 hours. With smaller web sites, our team usually manages to finish in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you begin transferring my web site?
A: We’ll need the login information for your current hosting provider’s Control Panel and the website’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access sensitive info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the transfer?
A: Your site will work just like it did before with your previous hosting provider. As soon as we have finished the migration, your web site will be configured to work on our platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is modify the name server records for your domain name. Your web site will be migrated over to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we migrate your website content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We won’t touch base with them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: We can transfer your website from any web hosting provider or any Linux–based web hosting platform provided that we can receive access to the Control Panel and there’s FTP access available.The only sites that we’re unable to transfer are the ones based on closed–source software apps like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.