• Website Migration
    Does your website need to be moved to a new server? We migrate websites the right way
    ensuring that everything works as it did before in the new environment
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  • SEO Audit
    Discover the most effective keywords for your online business, find SEO opportunities
    and learn more about your competitors' SEO with an SEO Audit
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  • Website Backups & Recovery
    Scheduled backups that meet your requirements, all stored securely offsite.
    Full or partial website recovery in the event of a disaster
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  • Web Security
    An extra ring of security around your website means you can stop trusting to luck.
    Web Security enhances your website defence and is a monitored solution
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Website Migration & Cloning | from Whitespider

To move a website to a new server used to be a relatively simple task.  Today, however, dynamic websites have at least one database and code files, as well as the usual content files and folders.  Migrating all of this is a challenge we’re happy to take care of for you

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We package up your website from its current location.  This includes archiving the database carefully, zipping up all of your content and your web code files.

We then access your new hosting environment and create a new space for your website.  We also create a new, empty, database where we unpack the original with care.  We can also change pathnames so all your links & menus work perfectly on the new server.

Finally, we change your DNS records so that your domain is associated with the IP of the new server.  This way your users continue to browse to your site without any problems.

As we will need to access both your existing server and your new hosting environment, we recommend that you contact us beforehand so we can ascertain the login details for accessing your hosting.

Once we have confirmed that we can access the servers and that nothing is amiss, we schedule your transfer for no later than 24 hours after purchase, although we endeavour to provide a same-day service.

If you have any other requirements, such as email configuration for example, you can also let us know ahead of purchasing to ensure the whole job is completed in the minimum number of steps

Please note that in order for your migration to go smoothly we will need to measure the total size of you current website files, folders and database.  If you are running an ecommerce website, for example, the size of the migrated package can sometimes be significant and we may need to discuss further with you.

If you are in an emergency situation and need your website migrated urgently, we do provide a priority service for completing the whole task within two hours maximum.  However, this carries an additional fee of €50.

In order to complete a migration we will need to change some or all of your DNS records.  We can provide the details for you to change these yourself from your domain management control panel, but we are happy to access this, with your permission, and make these changes for you.

Please note, in some cases, the changeover of DNS records can take 24 hours after we have made the necessary amendments.  This is not within our control and is due to the domain changes needing to propagate globally.  However, in practice we have rarely seen this take more than a couple of hours at most.

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Website Essentials | Products from Whitespider

Whitespider provides a number of key additional services which we have found most people have a requirement for from time to time.  In addition to Website Migration we also provide a Backups & Disaster Recovery service, Enhanced Website Security & Monitoring as well as the very popular SEO Audit service.