Q: What exactly does web site migration mean and what does it include?
A: The web site migration service provided by Cheap Net Domains is entirely free and consists of transferring all your web files, databases and e–mails from your present provider to your brand new hosting account with us. We will also edit all the settings required for your websites to be completely functional on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of transferring just about any site. With years of work experience in this field, they are well–versed in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made web app with a lot of custom libraries is as easy as moving a simple WordPress–based weblog.
Q: How long will it take for my website to be migrated over to your platform?
A: There are a lot of factors to keep in mind – the total amount of web files, the size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the present workload of our website migration experts, etc. That being said, we do try to perform all website migrations within a 48–hour period. Smaller–sized sites are migrated much faster – usually within 24 hours.
Q: Do you need something from me before you start transferring my site?
A: We will require the login information for your old web hosting provider’s Control Panel as well as the web site’s name (domain name).
Q: You will access sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: What about downtime? Will my web site be unavailable?
A: Your site will continue to work exactly like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we will alert you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is update the name server records for your domain. Your site will be transferred over to us without any downtime.
Q: Will my current hosting provider need to do anything?
A: While we move your web content, your hosting provider will not be aware of the transfer 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: Yup. We support all standard Linux–driven hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–driven hosting platforms, because we do not offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.In addition, we do not support proprietary website creation and administration interfaces such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.