Q: What exactly does website migration mean and what does it entail?
A: The web site migration service available at XFO Wholesale is totally free of cost and involves moving all your website files, databases and emails from your current hosting provider to your new web hosting account with us. We will also edit all the settings necessary for your sites to be fully functional on our innovative cloud hosting platform.Our techs are completely capable of transferring any sort of website. With years of practical experience in the industry, they are experts in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel and all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom–made app with numerous custom libraries is as elementary as moving a plain WordPress–based blog.
Q: Website migration sounds like lots of work. How long can it take?
A: We strive to perform all web site migrations as fast as possible. Yet, we don’t have a fixed time frame for web site migrations. There are certain aspects that you have to take into account – the very size of your site and the workload of our web site migration team, etc. We constantly try to implement each migration within 48 hours. With smaller–sized web sites, our team usually manages to finish in under 24 hours.
Q: My privacy is essential for me. What information do you need?
A: Yup. We’ll need to have the name of the web site that you want us to migrate. We’ll also require a means to access your present hosting account so that we can get the files pertaining to your web site.
Q: You will access delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my web site be unavailable during the transfer?
A: While we migrate your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your old web hosting provider. As soon as the migration is finished, we’ll make sure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your web content is not jeopardized before telling you that the migration is over. After that, we’ll tell you how to move the domain to your web hosting account with us and how to update your DNS records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider need to do anything?
A: While we migrate your web content, your web hosting provider will not be aware of the migration at all. We will not contact them in any way.
Q: Which web hosting providers can you transfer content from?
A: Yup. We support all regular Linux–powered hosting platforms. We do not support Windows–driven hosting platforms, since we do not provide Windows web hosting services ourselves.We also do not support proprietary website building and management user interfaces like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.