Q: Why do I have to transfer my site? What does website migration consist of?
A: The website migration service provided by Midwest Marketing is absolutely free of charge and involves transferring all your web files, databases and e–mails from your present hosting provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We’ll also edit all the settings needed for your websites to be fully operational on our next–generation cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of moving any kind of site. With years of work experience in this field, they’re experts in the inner workings of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other well–known Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–made application with numerous custom libraries is as easy as transferring a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: How much time will it take for my website to be moved to your platform?
A: While we can’t give you a precise time window, since there are a lot of factors, among them the physical size of the web files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your site and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will try our very best to move your site within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (in case the website content is not large).
Q: What data will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We do not request any information that is personal. We will need, however, the login info for your present web hosting account and the name of the web site that you wish to transfer.
Q: My old web hosting account has delicate info inside. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?
A: Your web site will work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the migration, your web site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will ask you to preview it. If everything is working properly, all you will have to do is edit the NS resource records associated with your domain. Your site will be transferred over to us with no downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: While we transfer your content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the transfer at all. We will never get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Does it matter what platform my present hosting provider is using?
A: We can migrate your web site from any hosting provider or any Linux–powered hosting platform as long as we can access the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only websites that we’re unable to migrate are the ones based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.