Q: What precisely does web site migration imply and what does it entail?
A: The website migration service available at Panama Webhosting is entirely free of charge and consists of transferring all your website files, databases and e–mails from your current web hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We will also modify all the configuration settings required for your websites to be fully functional on our next–generation cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of moving any type of site. With years of experience in the industry, they are experts in the inner workings of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other well–known Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–built application with plenty of custom libraries is as elementary as moving a simple WordPress–based weblog.
Q: How much time will the website migration procedure take?
A: We strive to carry out all website migrations as fast as possible. Nonetheless, we don’t have a set time frame for web site migrations. There are several facets that you have to take into consideration – the mere size of your site and the workload of our website migration team, etc. We constantly try to carry out each migration within 48 hours. With smaller sites, our staff typically manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: What data will I be required to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We’ll need the login information for your current web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the site’s name (domain name).
Q: I give you access to sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: How about downtime? Will my web site be unavailable?
A: While we transfer your web site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your old hosting provider. Once the migration is complete, we’ll make sure that everything is working properly and that the integrity of your data is not jeopardized prior to telling you that the migration is completed. Then we will tell you how to move the domain over to your web hosting account with us and how to change the DNS settings.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we transfer your website 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 any difference what platform my current provider is using?
A: Yep. We support all common Linux–driven web hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–powered web hosting platforms, as we don’t offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we don’t support proprietary website building and administration user interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.