Q: What precisely does web site migration mean and what does it involve?
A: The web site migration service provided by Net For Africa is absolutely free and involves moving all your website files, databases and e–mails from your present hosting provider to your new hosting account with us. We’ll also update all the configuration settings required for your sites to be completely functional on our cutting–edge cloud hosting platform.Our techs are fully capable of moving just about any site. With years of practical experience behind their backs, they’re well–versed in the specificities of our hosting platform, our Control Panel as well as all other widely used Control Panels. For them, transferring a custom–made application with numerous custom libraries is as easy as transferring a simple WordPress–based weblog.
Q: Website migration sounds like a lot of work. Just how long will it take?
A: While we can’t give you an exact time window, since there are a lot of variables, including the physical size of the files and databases, the physical location of the present host’s server, the complexity of your web site and the current workload of our Website Migration Department, etc., we will do our very best to move your site within 48 hours, and in some cases – within 24 hours (when the website content is not large).
Q: My privacy is crucial to me. What details do you require?
A: We will require the login information for your current hosting provider’s Control Panel along with the site’s name (domain name).
Q: My current hosting account has sensitive data inside. How can I trust you?
Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?
A: Nope. Your web site will remain accessible online during the transfer. Once everything is completed on our end, we will let you know so that you can examine it and check for any problems. If everything’s OK, all you will have to do is edit your domain’s DNS settings.
Q: Will my current web hosting provider need to do anything?
A: While we migrate your web content, your hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.
Q: Which hosting platforms do you support?
A: Yep. We support all regular Linux–based hosting platforms. We don’t support Windows–powered hosting platforms, since we don’t offer Windows hosting solutions ourselves.Furthermore, we don’t support proprietary web site building and administration tools such as Wix, BaseKit, Jimdo, Website Tonight, Four Square, Mr Site, etc.