Setting up a site with us.

Here you can learn how to migrate your site from another hosting provider or to add a new a site to our platform.

Once we had a preliminary discussion and completed all the blanks about each other, we are ready to set up your site.

There are two ways to set up your site: migrate an existing site or create a new site. For detailed information please read the instructions below.

Migrating an existing site

All the migrations to us are personally handled by our engineers in order to streamline the process of changing hosts. The migration process consists of several steps:

  1. We request and check the credentials of the existing host. SSH access is preferred to ensure a quick & flawless copy of the site content. Alternatives include cPanel/WHM access or even a full backup provided in a download link. Those are valid for both custom made websites or wordpress websites.
  2. Some DNS record changes are needed, like lowering the TTL of the main A-record of the site and the CDN subdomain record(if it exists).
  3. We make a 1:1 replica of the site on our servers. This may take several days, depending on the amount of data that needs to be copied.
  4. We make an initial check of the site on our platform and fix all the errors we can find.
  5. The owner checks the site using our localhost setup and gives the final green light.
  6. We change the main IP address of the site to one of ours.
  7. The nameservers at the registrar are changed with ours, which are already setup to point to the allocated ip address.

The whole process can take up to one week, depending on the amount of data, as well as timely access to the right places (e.g.your DNS manager).

Creating a new site

Adding a new site with our platform is one of the easiest things to do. You just have to follow 3 easy steps:

  1. Request a new custom website or a wordpress website.
  2. For building a custom website we usually ask for an advanced payment so we start working as soon as the money arrives.If the work is too complex, it may take up to 2 month to be up and running. This is not the case for a wordpress website which will be ready in min one hour(if we deploy it on only one server) up to max 48 hours(if we deploy it worldwide, we have to make sure all of the databases are in sync)
  3. Start using your new awesome website.