Q: Why should I transfer my site? What does web site migration involve?
A: The web site migration service provided by Gymjims - Jargon-free IT is totally free of charge and involves transferring all your website files, databases and emails from your current provider to your brand–new hosting account with us. We will also fine–tune all the configuration settings required for your sites to be fully operational on our state–of–the–art cloud hosting platform.Our technicians are completely capable of transferring any kind of site. With years of experience in this field, they are well–versed in the inner workings of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other popular Control Panels. For them, moving a custom web application with a lot of custom libraries is as elementary as transferring a plain WordPress blog.
Q: Website migration seems like lots of work. How much time does it take?
A: While we cannot give you a precise time interval, since there are lots of variables, among them the physical size of the files and databases, the location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we’ll give our very best to migrate your website within 48h, and in some cases – within 24h (when the content is not large).
Q: What data will I be required to give to your Website Migration Department?
A: Yes. We’ll need the name of the web site that you want us to migrate. We will also require a means to access your current web hosting account so that we can get the content associated with your web site.
Q: I give you access to delicate data. How can I be sure that you won’t misuse it?
Q: Will my web site be offline during the migration?
A: While we migrate your website, it will be available both in your hosting account with us and in your account with your previous hosting provider. When the migration is done, we’ll ensure that everything is functioning properly and that the integrity of your data is not compromised before informing you that the transfer is completed. Then we will explain to you how to transfer the domain to your web hosting account with us and how to change the DNS records.
Q: Will my old hosting provider have to do anything?
A: Nah. Aside from your login info for the Control Panel, we do not require anything. We’ll never contact your web hosting provider. They won’t know anything about the migration either.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: We support all Linux–based hosting platforms. Generally, if we can receive access to your Control Panel, we will be able to transfer your web site.The only platforms that we don’t support are closed–source web site creation platforms like Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.