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Hosting Migration to Webnames

Move your website to Webnames’ 100%
Canadian hosting for free*, with fully
managed migration by our experts.

Let us do the heavy lifting, while you focus on your business.

Transferring a website to a new hosting provider can be challenging for many website owners — after all, you’re an expert at your business, not web hosting. We have migrated hundreds of websites in the nearly 20-years that we have been hosting small business websites.

Webnames offers a free hosting migration service managed by our expert hosting technicians when you sign up for any 1-year Classic Web Hosting or WordPress Hosting plan.

Call 1-866-976-9835 or email to speak to a hosting specialist. customer support

"Any time I need your help, I'm reminded of why I have never switched web hosting providers. Thanks so much for another quick resolution."

— Corinne Gilory

How to Migrate to Webnames Hosting

Step One

Complete the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you — or, if you prefer, simply give us a call.

We’ll ask you some simple questions, look at your website, and map out it’s seamless migration plan step-by-step. We’ll also work with you to determine the right hosting plan for your budget and needs, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Step Two

Enable your Webnames hosting specialist to access your website. We will then create a backup of all your website content and move the files over to your new Webnames hosting plan. This process can take anywhere from one day to one week depending on the size and complexity of your website. After everything has been moved over, we’ll test your website and then have you review to confirm everything is working as expected.

Step Three

Once you’re satisfied that your website is working correctly, we’ll complete your domain transfer, ensuring that little to no downtime is experienced as you complete the transition to Webnames. At this point we will also help get your new email and SSL certificate setup if needed.

Step Four

Now that you’re live on Webnames 100% Canadian servers, you can contact our Customer Support team whenever you need assistance or help. We’re standing by 7-days/week to serve you.

How Our Hosting Migration
Process Works

  • Fully managed by our experienced hosting technicians
  • Minimal to zero website downtime, and fully tested upon completion
  • Free with the purchase of your new hosting plan — plus a 30-day money back guarantee
  • Distributed Canadian data centres for faster load times and data privacy
  • Powerful security built in, including threat monitoring, firewalls, DDoS protection and more
  • Super friendly, expert customer support in English and French

Let’s Plan Your Move

Start by sharing a few details:

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Caroline Fernandez

"I knew the time had come to move web hosts, but I was apprehensive about it. As the owner of a popular blog for Canadian parents, I needed to minimize any impact to my website. Gerald moved my entire blog over seamlessly, with no perceptible downtime. Now I'm running on a better platform, with an intuitive dashboard, and amazing support. I'm so pleased that I made the move to Webnames."

Caroline Fernandez

Hosting Plans Designed for Your Needs

Classic Hosting

Flexible, ultra-reliable, value-packed hosting plans designed for small businesses.

Managed WordPress Hosting

Fast, powerful, super secure hosting plans optimized for WordPress, the world's most popular website platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

After sharing your hosting and domain details with your Webnames hosting specialist, we will then begin to create a backup of all your website content and move the files over to your Webnames hosting plan. This includes your website files, databases, and SSL Certificates. Once everything has been transferred over to your Webnames account, you’ll be given the opportunity to review and confirm that your website is functioning properly.

This process can take anywhere from one day to one week depending on the size and complexity of your website. After evaluating your website, our hosting technicians will provide you an estimated completion date. Your website will remain available online throughout the entire migration process.

Transferring a website entails the secure migration of copies of its content, text, images, scripts, and apps to a new hosting platform and server, whereas a domain transfer simply moves the ID that identifies your website (eg., from one provider to another.

Absolutely! Our Managed WordPress hosting plans are optimized for WordPress websites and our hosting technicians are WordPress experts, making the migration process of most WordPress websites seamless.

No, you’re able to transfer just your website if you prefer.

However, having your domain registrations and hosting plans at a single provider is recommended as it simplifies domain management in the future. If you decide to transfer your domain in addition to your website, you’ll be given a 1-year extension on the term of your domain name. Transferring a domain is free with a 1-year hosting plan, but if you decide to forgo the transfer of a domain, the cost of a domain will be deducted from the total cost of the plan if not transferred.

Registrar domain transfers can take up to 5 business days after initiation, but typically are completed faster than this.

Determining the right hosting plan will vary from website to website depending on it’s complexity and requirements. If you’re uncertain about what hosting plan is right for you and your online presence, get in touch with our customer support team by filling out the form at the top of the page for a personalized recommendation from one of our agents.

*Free hosting migration requires the purchase of a 1-year plan, which also includes a 1-year term extension of your domain, or a rebate if you do not transfer your domain.

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