Q: Why should I move my web site? What does web site migration consist of?
A: The web site migration service on offer at New Fast Host is entirely free and involves transferring all your web files, databases and emails from your current hosting provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We will also update all the settings required for your sites to be fully functional on our cutting–edge cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of moving just about any site. With years of work experience in this field, they’re well–versed in the inner workings of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other widely used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–built web application with lots of custom libraries is as elementary as moving a plain WordPress–based blog.
Q: Website migration seems like lots of work. Just how long can it take?
A: There are many factors to think about – the total number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. That being said, we do try to perform all web site migrations in a 48–hour time period. Smaller–sized web sites are transferred much faster – typically in less than 24 hours.
Q: Do you require anything from me before you start transferring my website?
A: Yup. We’ll need the name of the website that you’d like us to migrate. We’ll also require a way to access your present hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your website.
Q: My old web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I rely on you?
Q: Will my site be unavailable during the migration?
A: While we transfer your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your old web hosting provider. Once the transfer is completed, we will ensure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your content is not jeopardized prior to notifying you that the migration is done. Then we will instruct you how to transfer the domain over to your web hosting account with us and how to update your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
A: Nah. We will never contact your web hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the web site migration either.
Q: Does it matter what platform my current provider is using?
A: We support all Linux–driven hosting platforms. In essence, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source site building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.