Q: What does the website migration service consist of? Will my site be safe?
A: The website migration service provided by Gibson Hosting is totally free of charge and consists of moving all your files, databases and emails from your present provider to your brand–new web hosting account with us. We will also edit all the configuration settings necessary for your web sites to be completely functional on our avant–garde cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of moving just about any website. With years of work experience in the industry, they’re experts in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other commonly used Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–made app with numerous custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a plain WordPress–based weblog.
Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How long is it going to take?
A: While we can’t give you a precise ETA, because there are lots of factors, among them the size of the files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your website and the present workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll do our very best to move your web site within 48 hours, and in certain cases – within 24 hours (when the content is not very large).
Q: Do you require something from me before you begin moving my website?
A: We do not request any sensitive information. We will require, though, the login info for your old hosting account and the name of the site that you want to move.
Q: You will access delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t abuse it?
Q: Will there be any downtime for my website?
A: Nope. Your web site will continue to be completely operational during the transfer. As soon as everything is done on our end, we will tell you so that you can examine it and check for any problems. If everything is alright, all you will need to do is change your domain name’s DNS records.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider discover that I am leaving them?
A: Nah. Apart from your login info for the Control Panel, we do 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 providers can you migrate web content from?
A: We support all Linux–powered hosting platforms. In essence, if we can access your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your site.The only platforms that we do not support are closed–source website management platforms such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.