Q: What precisely does website migration imply and what does it entail?
A: If your present web hosting provider can no longer satisfy the necessities of your site, or if you go through constant network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the technical support team to respond to you, it might be a smart idea to switch your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider. At GoKookyGo Hosting, we realize that this can be hard & time–consuming. That is the reason why we’ll do all that for you for free!Our capable technical staff representatives will transfer your website content from your current provider to us. Our techs have got a lot of experience with website migration and can take care of everything – from a customary WordPress–based blog or Joomla™–driven site, to an extremely elaborate, custom–built app.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. How long is it going to take?
A: While we can’t give you an exact time window, since there are plenty of variables, including the physical 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 do our best to move your site within 48h, and in certain cases – within 24h (when the content is not large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you start moving my web site?
A: We don’t need any private info. We will require, however, the login information for your current hosting account along with the name of the website that you need to transfer.
Q: My present hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I trust you?
Q: Will my website be offline during the migration?
A: While we move your web site, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your old hosting provider. As soon as the transfer is done, we will make sure that everything is functioning correctly and that the integrity of your web content is not affected before informing you that the migration is finished. After that, we will explain to you how to transfer the domain over to your web hosting account with us and how to edit your DNS resource records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: Nah. We’ll never contact your hosting provider about anything. They will not be aware of the web site transfer either.
Q: Which hosting providers can you transfer web content from?
A: Yep. We support all traditional Linux–based web hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–based hosting platforms, as we don’t offer Windows hosting services ourselves.Furthermore, we do not support proprietary web site building and management interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.