Q: Why should I transfer my site? What does website migration involve?
A: If your present hosting provider can no longer meet the needs of your web site, or when you go through frequent downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the help desk staff to reply back to you, it may be a smart idea to change your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your web sites along with your databases from your present provider to your new provider. At Parahost Professional Web Hosting, we know that this can be difficult and time–consuming. That is the reason why we will accomplish all that for you at no cost!Our highly qualified technical staff members will migrate your web site content from your current hosting provider to us. Our techs have lots of experience migrating websites and can take care of anything – from an average WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla™ website, to an extremely elaborate, custom–built web app.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. How much time does it take?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time interval, because there are plenty of variables, including the size of the web files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your website and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will give our very best to transfer your website within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (when the website content is not large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you start transferring my website?
A: We do not request any information that is sensitive. We’ll need, though, the login info for your present web hosting account and the name of the site that you need to transfer.
Q: I give you access to delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: What about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?
A: While we transfer your site, 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 complete, we will make certain that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your web content is not affected before telling you that the transfer is completed. Then we’ll instruct you how to transfer the domain name over to your web hosting account with us and how to change the DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to provide any info/assistance?
A: Nah. We will never touch base with your hosting provider about anything at all. They won’t be aware of the website transfer either.
Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?
A: Yep. We support all standard Linux–powered hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–driven web hosting platforms, as we don’t offer Windows hosting services ourselves.Additionally, we don’t support proprietary web site creation and management interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.