Q: What precisely does website migration mean and what does it include?
A: The web site migration service offered by Lovenote Websites is completely free and consists of moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your present web hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We’ll also update all the settings necessary for your websites to be fully operational on our avant–garde cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of moving any type of website. With years of practical experience in the industry, they are experts in the specificities of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–built application with a lot of custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a simple WordPress–based blog.
Q: Just how long will the web site migration process take?
A: There are many factors to consider – the overall amount of files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Yet, we do try to perform all website migrations in a 48–hour window. Less sizeable websites are migrated faster – typically in under 24 hours.
Q: My personal privacy concerns me. What data do you need to have?
A: Yeah. We will need to have the name of the web site that you want us to move. We’ll also need a means to log in to your present hosting account so that we can get the files associated with your web site.
Q: The login info for my hosting account is delicate. How can I rely on you?
Q: What about downtime? Will my site be offline?
A: While we transfer your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your former web hosting provider. When the migration is complete, we’ll make sure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your web content is not compromised prior to notifying you that the migration is completed. After that, we will instruct you how to move the domain over to your hosting account with us and how to update the DNS settings.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any info/help?
A: No. We will never touch base with your web hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my present provider is using?
A: We can migrate your site from any hosting provider or any Linux–driven web hosting platform given that we can obtain access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only web sites that we are unable to migrate are those based on closed–source software applications such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.