Your data is of the utmost importance – Careful choosing a website migration company!
Website migration service, such as that offered by Silver Web Solutions, can be used to transfer a website from any existing web host to a different web host. Such a move involves the transferring of all essential website data files to the new web host. There are a number of reasons why a website owner may want to move to a new host, but regardless of the reason for the move, professional help is often needed in order to avoid problems. A smooth transition is ensured when the right assistance is enlisted and the move is well-planned.
Why are site migrations even considered? There are several reasons, such as the need for more bandwidth, to gain access to features not provided by the current web host, improper site structure, and more. Many webmasters procrastinate on hosting changes due to concerns related to the number of complex files, databases, and amount of written content that needs to be moved. Such problems are certainly possible, as moving a website can be a complex task. However, professional website transfer services can be used to ensure that nothing is lost during the move.
Whether opting for a standard or WordPress migration service, each move does require a number of steps. The domain will need to be transferred and all of the files will need to be moved from the old host to the new hosting provider. Configuration files will need to be updated, and tests will need to be run to ensure that the new system works perfectly. Silver Web Solutions can handle all of these tasks, allowing website owners to focus on their business and not the complexities of site transfers. Although no two website moves are ever the same, this is no problem for skilled migration experts.
It is possible to schedule a website migration in advance. Scheduling is actually advised in order to allow for as little downtime as possible. Often, website moves are completed during nighttime hours, when the website would typically be receiving the least amount of traffic. Scheduling also allows time for the proper individuals to be given notice of the move, as well as allowing plenty of time for important files to be backed up before the move takes place. As part of the scheduling process, a consultation will be completed to ensure that the transfer takes place perfectly.
The moving of a website from one host to another can at times present unexpected technical problems. One of the primary causes of trouble is the fact that web server technologies often varies among platforms. These issues can be overcome, but often require the assistance of a professional service that is familiar with multiple platforms. When a service is hired to move websites to a new host, the service provider will be able to spot potential problems in advance of completing the move, and this will help ensure that any downtime is extremely limited or avoid completely.
Standard and WordPress migration service can provide a short-window for the actual site move to occur. The actual time-frame for the move will depend on how complex the project is. However, the typically time-frame is 48-hours or less, often with no website downtime. Nearly all problems can be avoided by communication between the website owner and websites migration service provider. Needs and goals can be discussed at the time the consultation takes place. Once the move is complete, and testing has been done to ensure that no problems exist, the old hosting account can then be closed.
Cloud migration services are also available to those who need them. It is extremely important to thoroughly understand the various options that are available available when opting for cloud hosting for websites and various other business applications. Any existing website can be analyzed in advance to ensure that cloud hosting is a suitable option. In some cases, hybrid hosting may be a suitable solution. This type of hosting can involves the use of public hosting, physical servers, and/or private virtual hosting platforms. Options such as these can be discussed in advance of the transfer.
Why use a website migration service to move your website? The simplest answer is to avoid serious problems. Silver Web Solutions provides webmasters with seamless migration, along with the opportunity to organize and prioritize data files, which can result in a much better website. For some, migrating provides the opportunity to get a fresh start, correcting problems that once existed. Furthermore, site migrations provide the perfect opportunity to update or redesign a website to render it more appealing to all who visit.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What does migrating a website to another host entail?
It includes moving your website from one host to another host including moving it to a new domain. All the DNS Settings are handled by us. We can have your site fully configured within 24-48 hours..
- What is the cost?
Depending on your existing setup, prices begin at $99.00. To schedule an appointment today, please fill out our Contact form or call us immediately at 678-714-0034.
- How do I pay you? Upfront cost?
You can pay us with PayPal or most Credit Cards. We request a 50% deposit upfront.
- Will there be any downtime on my website?
There will be no downtime. The transition will be smooth.
- Will you notify me when my site is down? Can I choose overnight hours?
As explained above, there will be no downtime but you may choose any hours for going live.
- Will my email be interrupted?
If you are using a 3rd party application for your emails like Google Mail, there will be no interruption. But if you are using emails on your hosting box, there will be a slight downtime but you will receive those emails once the migration is done so no email is lost.
- Will you set up email on my new host?
Yes, we will setup your emails on the new host.
- I do not feel comfortable giving you my login info so you can provide a quote. What can you advise?
We do need your login information to move your site. Without that, it’s not possible. You can later change your password and login information.
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To schedule an appointment today, please fill out our Contact form or call us immediately at 678-714-0034.