Website Migration

Assisted Website Migration

Each time you switch hosting providers, you’re met with a multitude of issues. At Freelance Web Solutions Malawi, we’re here for you, ready to make this procedure much simpler – we will perform all the work for you and will migrate all your web files, MySQL databases and e–mails.

Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it involve?

A: The website migration service provided by Freelance Web Solutions Malawi is completely free and consists of moving all your web files, databases and e–mails from your present provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We’ll also edit all the configuration settings needed for your websites to be fully operational on our ultramodern cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of transferring any type of site. With years of practical experience in the industry, they are experts in the inner workings of our web hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other famous Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–built web app with multiple custom libraries is as easy as moving a plain WordPress–based weblog.

Q: How long will the website migration process take?

A: There are lots of variables to take into consideration – the overall amount of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the present workload of our web site migration professionals, etc. Still, we do try to perform all website migrations within a 48–hour time window. Less sizeable sites are transferred faster – typically in less than 24 hours.

Q: Do you require something from me before you begin transferring my site?

A: We don’t request any personal info. We’ll require, however, the login information for your current hosting account along with the name of the website that you want to move.

Q: The login info for my hosting account is sensitive. How can I rely on you?

A: User privacy is indeed one of our leading responsibilities – that’s why, both our payment transaction page and our Control Panel login page are protected with enterprise–class SSL certificates. We use security measures, which include, but are not limited to: physical, electronic and administrative procedures to secure the details that we acquire on the Internet. And we have a detailed and rigid Privacy Policy, which specifies the types of information that we gather.

Q: Will my site be offline during the migration?

A: While we migrate your website, it will be available both in your web hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. When the transfer is complete, we will ensure that everything is working correctly and that the integrity of your content is not affected before telling you that the migration is finished. Then we’ll instruct you how to move the domain name over to your web hosting account with us and how to change your DNS settings.

Q: Will my old hosting provider learn that I am leaving them?

A: No. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we will not need anything. We’ll never touch base with your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the transfer either.

Q: Which web hosting platforms do you support?

A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Fundamentally, if we can obtain access to your Control Panel, we will be able to migrate your site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source site building platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.

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