Q: What exactly does website migration imply and what does it involve?

A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the necessities of your site, or if you face frequent downtime, or if you have to wait for hours for the client service staff to reply to you, it may be a good idea to change your provider, i.e. to move all the files for your websites together with your databases from your current provider to your future provider. At DataTide.com - Web Hosting, we know that this can be difficult & time–consuming. That is the reason why we will do all that for you at no cost!Our expert technical staff reps will migrate your website content from your current hosting provider to us. Our techs have got plenty of experience with website migration and can handle anything – from an average WordPress–driven weblog or Joomla–based website, to an extremely complex, custom–made application.

Q: What exactly does website migration imply and what does it involve?
Q: Web site migration sounds like lots of work. How long can it take?

A: There are many factors to take into account – the total amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the website itself and the present workload of our website migration experts, etc. Even so, we do try to carry out all website migrations within a 48–hour time frame. Smaller sites are migrated much faster – typically within 24 hours.

Q: Web site migration sounds like lots of work. How long can it take?
Q: Do you require anything from me before you start moving my site?

A: Yup. We will require the name of the web site that you would like us to move. We will also require a way to log into your present web hosting account so that we can get the files associated with your website.

Q: Do you require anything from me before you start moving my site?
Q: The login details for my hosting account are delicate. How can I trust you?

A: Our Privacy Policy is an inseparable part of the agreement that we’ll have with you as a customer. We are committed to protecting the safety of the private information collected from the customers. To do so, we use technical security measures in order to prevent the loss, the abuse, the alteration or the unlawful leakage of the personal info under our control. The security measures include, but are not limited to: physical, digital and administrative operations to protect and secure the info that we obtain on the World Wide Web. When we ask users to provide financial info (for example, a credit card number), this info is encoded using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.

Q: The login details for my hosting account are delicate. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?

A: Your web site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. When we have finished the migration, your website will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will need to do is edit the name server records corresponding to your domain name. Your web site will be migrated to us without any downtime whatsoever.

Q: How about downtime? Will my site be unavailable?
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?

A: No. We’ll never contact your hosting provider about anything at all. They will not be aware of the web site transfer either.

Q: Will my current hosting provider need to provide any information/assistance?
Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?

A: We can migrate your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform provided that we can acquire access to the Control Panel and there’s File Transfer Protocol access available.The only sites that we can’t transfer are the ones based on closed–source software applications like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.

Q: Does it make a difference what platform my current provider is using?