Q: Why do I need to move my web site? What does website migration entail?
A: The web site migration service offered by Benznet is totally free of charge and involves moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your present web hosting provider to your new hosting account with us. We’ll also update all the settings required for your websites to be fully functional on our next–generation cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are fully capable of transferring any sort of website. With years of practical experience in this field, they are well–versed in the specificities of our cloud hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other well–known Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–built app with plenty of custom libraries is as elementary as moving a plain WordPress weblog.
Q: Web site migration sounds like a lot of work. How much time can it take?
A: There are a lot of variables to take into consideration – the overall number of web files, the physical size of the database, the complexity of the web site itself and the current workload of our website migration professionals, etc. Still, we do try to implement all web site migrations in a 48–hour time period. Less sizeable websites are migrated much faster – typically in less than 24 hours.
Q: What info will I be asked to provide to your Website Migration Department?
A: We don’t require any private data. We will require, however, the login info for your old hosting account along with the name of the website that you want to migrate.
Q: I give you access to sensitive data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any outage for my site?
A: Your website will work exactly like it did before with your former hosting provider. Once we have completed the transfer, your website will be configured to work on our web hosting platform and we’ll alert you to preview it. If it is functioning properly, all you will need to do is modify the NS records for your domain. Your web site will be migrated to us without any downtime whatsoever.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider know that I am leaving them?
A: Nah. Apart from your login details for the Control Panel, we will not require anything. We will never touch base with your hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–powered web hosting platforms. Essentially, if we can access your Control Panel, we’ll be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source website building platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.