Q: Why do I need to move my site? What does web site migration entail?
A: The website migration service offered by Peter Publishing is entirely free and consists of moving all your files, databases and emails from your current provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We’ll also revise all the configuration settings necessary for your web sites to be fully operational on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of transferring just about any site. With years of work experience behind their backs, they are well–versed in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other widely used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made web application with a lot of custom libraries is as elementary as moving a simple WordPress weblog.
Q: How much time will it take for my web site to be transferred over to your platform?
A: While we cannot give you a precise time window, because there are lots of factors, including the size of the 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’ll give our best to transfer your web site within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (in case the website content is not very large).
Q: My personal privacy is vital to me. What information do you require?
A: Yes. We’ll need the name of the site that you would like us to transfer. We’ll also require a means to log in to your current web hosting account so that we can get the files associated with your site.
Q: You will access delicate info. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: How about downtime? Will my website be unavailable?
A: While we move your site, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your old hosting provider. As soon as the transfer is complete, we’ll make sure that everything is working correctly and that the integrity of your content is not affected prior to informing you that the transfer is complete. After that, we’ll tell you how to transfer the domain name to your web hosting account with us and how to edit the DNS records.
Q: Will my present web hosting provider find out that I’m leaving them?
A: While we migrate your web content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We won’t touch base with them in any way.
Q: Does it make any difference what platform my present provider is using?
A: We can migrate your website from any hosting provider or any Linux–based hosting platform so long as we can acquire access to the Control Panel and there is File Transfer Protocol access available.The only web sites that we’re unable to transfer are the ones based on closed–source software apps such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square and Mr Site.