Website Migration Request
PeoplesHost offers free website migration services for new customers looking to migrate from their existing web hosting provider. To inquire about our free migration services please fill out the form to the left and one of our migration specialists will contact you.
Have more questions? Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we offer all new customers free migration services and no additional cost. cPanel > cPanel migrations are free, however, if we have to manually move your website(s), our free migration service applies to the first two (2) websites. After which, a $50 one-time fee will be invoiced for each website thereafter. More information on our is available on our Migration and Transfer KB article and our Transfer Policy.
For a cPanel to cPanel migration you will need to provide your cPanel URL, cPanel username, and cPanel password.
For all other migrations we will need access to your existing control panel, root access, or you will need to provide a full package of your site’s files and databases so we can perform a manual migration.
Yes, a migration is possible if you’re using WordPress.com and are looking to move to the self-hosted version of WordPress.org.
Yes, a migration is possible if you’re currently using Blogger. You will need to determine which CMS (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, PrestaShop), what theme or template you will use, and provide an XML export of your Blogger site.
Yes, a migration is possible if you’re currently using SquareSpace. You will need to determine which CMS (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, PrestaShop), what theme or template you will use, and provide an XML export of your SquareSpace site.
Yes, your email accounts will still work normally. Our website migration specialists will thoroughly check your email accounts and settings during the migration process. All email clients on PC’s, laptops, mobile phones, or tablet devices may need to be updated with new email settings.
If your current hosting provider uses cPanel, your current accounts and emails will migrate seamlessly. If your current host does not use cPanel, we recommend you archive your old emails or use an email client with a POP3 connection to save your email messages on your computer locally. Optionally, we can migrate actual emails between accounts using IMAP Size. You can do this yourself, or we can migrate the emails for a small additional fee of $5 per email account.
That depends on a few situations, but typically, a site migration may last several hours. The time it takes to complete a migration strictly depends on the size of your site and if we encounter any unexpected issues migrating your data from your current provider. Some larger providers are notoriously difficult to get data from.
We typically get started on migrations the same day you signup, unless you want to schedule the migration for a weekend or other off-peak time.
During the migration process we will keep you updated and let you know when your DNS settings can be updated.
Once you have updated the nameservers on your domain DNS propagation will occur. Please don’t make any changes to your site until your new nameservers fully propagate across the web.
Our free migration services applies to Shared, Business, VPS, and Dedicated customers.
Yes, your domain names can be transferred to PeoplesHost as well. We highly recommend that you initiate the transfer of your domain(s) after the migration of your site(s) has been completed.