Free Website Migrations Included With Our Hosting
Switching to a new hosting provider can be an overwhelming experience for those that are not familiar with everything involved, so to make it quick and easy, we will handle migrating your websites over to our web servers for you! It makes switching web hosts a much more pleasant experience that saves you time and frustration.
We can migrate your website over to our servers easily and quickly, and handle everything.
To make it as painless as possible, we offer free website migrations when you sign up for one of our hosting packages. After signing up, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you, with plenty of testing.
1: Sign Up For New Hosting
First, sign up for new hosting with us, and we’ll get that order processed, & add your domain to our servers.
2: Create Admin User For Us
In your existing WordPress website(s), create a new “Administrator” username for us, using our support email address.
3: Securely Send Login Info To Us
It will email us a link to set our own password, or you can set a password and send it to us.
Done! We Migrate Your Site
We will log in and clone your WordPress site directly to our web server using our secure cloning tool.
Test Using Temp URL
We’ll test your migrated website on a temp URL, and send the temp URL to you for your review and approve.
DNS: Add Us To Domain Registrar
Add us to your domain registrar by adding us as a user or delegate, and it will give us access to the DNS. Or, you can DIY.
Make DNS Changes
Once the cloned site is approved, we can make the needed DNS changes to go live on our web servers.
Your Site Is Live On Our Servers
After DNS has propagated, we’ll live test the website on our servers, and notify you that the migration is complete.
Easy As 1… 2… 3.
In 3 easy steps…
- Sign up for new hosting with us
- Create new WordPress Admin username for us to use
- Add us to your domain registrar, or send us DNS login info
That’s it! We do the rest for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does it take to migrate a website?
Typically 1-2 days once we have login info and DNS access, depending on size and testing results.
- Does migration affect email delivery or email hosting?
Email mailboxes are often hosted separately from your website (Google Workspace, ZOHO Email, MXRoute, etc.), so we typically leave email hosting and all email DNS records as-is, so that nothing has to change as far as how anyone logs into their mailboxes. If you need email migration, please see our Custom Migration Service details.
- Once migrated, how do we know everything came across successfully?
Our cloning tools copy over everything within WordPress, including all plugins, themes, and media library files. We test the site to ensure it’s displaying and working exactly like the live site, and you can review and approve the cloned site as well, before we take it live.
- Once approved, how long does it take for the DNS changes to take effect?
Depending on the DNS provider, it can take effect within minutes, 1-2 hours, or up to 12-24 hours.
- Once the site is live, when can I cancel the old hosting account?
We recommend waiting 3-5 days after going live on our servers, to ensure DNS fully propagates and no one experiences downtime.
Custom Migration Service
Our free migration includes WordPress files and databases, using our WordPress-specific tools, and does not include email mailbox migrations.
Non-WordPress Apps and Forums or Scripts
If you require non-WordPress apps, scripts, files, or databases, please reach out and discuss the details with us. It may be easy for us, or it may require custom migration services.
Email Hosting Migration
If you need email hosting and individual mailboxes migrated, that can be much more complicated, so please let us know specifics, and we can work with you on how to best help with that. Our hosting platform does include Mailbox Migration tools that you can use, but please note that it requires each mailbox’s username and password.
Ready to get started?
Get in touch letting us know you’re ready to have your site migrated, or sign up.