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Great value domain names, from 99p and Fast, reliable and secure web hosting that is designed to grow as you grow.

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Not only can we fully manage your website we also  specialise in great value design services for individuals and businesses starting out online

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Transfer to the Hippo

Free Website Migration.

Move to Fast, Hassle-Free Hosting

Moving your website can be a hassle, but don't let that put you off moving web hosts. We take care of your website, domain and email transfers completely free of charge (and hassle).

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Let the Hippo do the Hard Work

Hippo Website Migrartion

Website, Domain & Email Transfer Solution

 

£Free

(with any hosting, email or domain purchase))

This FREE service is suitable for people who have an existing website, domain or email address that they want to move to Hipposerve. This service includes:

 

  • Telephone, Zoom, or Email Contact
  • Existing Site Audit
  • Transfer Plan
  • Data / Emails Migrated to our platforms
  • Domain Name Transferred
  • Installation testing
  • Installation Optimizations

The Hippo Transfer Process

We work behind the scenes and complete all the technical bits of the website, domain and email transfer process.

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We'll Get in Touch

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Launch

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Choose Your Services

Decide on the hosting and/or email plan that you need for services. Either choose a new domain name, transfer an existing domain name to us, or use an existing domain and update your name servers to our services. 
During the purchase select the FREE website transfer add on.

If you need any help with the above, feel free to contact our support desk at help.hipposerve.co.uk

 

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We’ll Get in Touch

When we receive your order, we will get in touch with you to arrange the transfer process.
Every website is different, so this service is bespoke to your requirements. We will then carefully review your website and look at the work that needs to be done.

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Sit Back and Relax

Once your we have all your details, we will start work on the transfer. We will perform an existing site audit, backup and migrate all your data files, move any emails that are required and do all the techie things to change over your site.

You can sit back and relax, knowing that your data migration is in safe hands.

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Launch

The time taken to transfer your website can vary from a few hours to a few days. Various factors come into play, such as the size of the website and number of emails. Sometimes existing hosts can drag their heels too, but we will liaise with them on your behalf to ensure a smooth transfer.

Once your site is launched on our servers, and we are happy everything is working correctly, we will let you know, so you can cancel your existing hosting account.

Awesome Features Included in Your Hippo Website Transfer

Website Transfer Plan

When you sign up for our FREE website transfer service, we will make contact with to discuss your requirements. We will then produce a website transfer plan, outlining exactly when we are going to do.

Website Backup

Before we do any work on your website, we will create a full backup of your database and files. This means, should anything go wrong, we can revert your site to exactly how it was before.

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Liase With Existing Hosts

Usually website transfers go smoothly, but occasionally existing hosts can be less than accommodating. We have experience at dealing with difficult web hosts in order to move the website transfer forward.

Optimisation

Once we have moved your website over to our servers, we will check to see if there is anything we can do to improve the performance. If there is, we will let you know, and if you are happy, we will complete the work for free.

Test, Test, Test

We will test your new installation fully before it goes live. Usually it goes without a hitch. We can’t however guarantee no downtime due to DNS issues beyond our control. To mitigate this, we can perform the website switch “after hours”.

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Why are backups important

Transfer Timescale

We have completed hundreds of transfers and no two are the same. The time taken for the transfer to complete depends on a number of factors.

  1. The size of your website, the larger it is, the longer the work will take.
  2. The complexity of your installation
  3. If any optimization work is required.
  4. If you require any email transfers

There are also elements beyond our control, such as the time taken for your existing host to release the domain name (some take ages), and the time taken for the DNS servers to propagate.

As a rough average, transfers tend to take between 1 and 5 days. During this time, you will not lose access to your website.

Anything Else?

Hippo Transfer FAQ’s

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions
Will you need to access the backend of my website?

Yes, this is essential so we can perform all the optimization routines necessary, to make your website fly. In most cases we create our own special account that uses an encrypted password and 2FA for maximum security of your data. You can of course revoke this access at any time.

We are fully GDPR-compliant in regard to the storage of your personal data.

Do I have to transfer my domain to you?

No,  you can keep your domain where it is and simply change the name servers to point to ours. However, by moving your domain to us, you can take advantage of our superior DNS and amazing customer support.

What type of hosting should I choose?

You should choose a hosting product that is at least equal in space available and performance. If you don’t the run the risk of the existing website being too big for the space provided.

Will you pay my exit fees from our existing host?

Most web hosts do not charge exit fees, and we thoroughly disagree with the practice. We believe your data should never be held to ransom, just because you wish to move to a better provider. However, whilst we are unable to pay fees incurred during the transfer process, we can negotiate with your existing provider for you.

Where are my backups stored?

Your backups are encrypted and stored off-site on Amazon’s AWS servers.

What is included in your website optimization?

We carefully go through the whole website and optimize the images, scripts, and loading of the web pages. We also ensure that effective website caching is used to maximize the experience for your website visitors.

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Highly Recommended!

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"Highly Recommended! I cannot stress enough how good Hipposeve are, I've transferred my businesses hosting, email, etc over to them, I've recommended them to my clients and my clients have transferred to them, no problem is an issue and it's sorted in super time. Excellent Customer Service."

Adam Payne - TCMUK

 

A Great Customer Experience

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"The work requested was completed by Hipposerve very quickly and a totally different experience compared to my previous host. If you are looking to renew your hosting, maybe looking to update your website or even starting out then I can highly recommend Hipposerve. Thank you to the team at Hipposerve for a great customer experience."

John Fogarty - JPF First Aid

 

Thanks for Your Help

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"Hipposerve have been fantastic at helping me with my client projects. His hosting service is excellent, but his customer service is world-class! Thanks for all your help. I look forward to working with you regularly."

Will Stogdale - Boost Deisgn

 

Restored My Faith in Web Hosting

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"Hipposerve simply took away all the hassle I was expecting with transferring my domain names. I have had some awful experience with other well known companies, but this friendly Hippo has restored my faith in hosting my own domain name. The service is excellent, and the transfer couldn't have been easier or more straight forward. Thanks so much."

Steven Charman - Action Coach

 

Outstanding Service

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"I am the chairman of a small charity. Hipposerve advertise that they host charity websites for free so, having designed a website myself, I contacted Hipposerve and this was confirmed. Our charity has had to pay for nothing but the domain we chose to use. The service I have received from Hipposerve has been outstanding. The website I had designed needed to be transferred to the WordPress platform. This was done by Hipposerve absolutely free-of-charge and the website became live within two days of ordering the domain. My contact at Hipposerve has been quick to respond to email enquiries and has provided as much help as one could possibly expect. Who could ask for more?"

Michael Gaukroger - Ventnor Enhancement Fund

 

It's a Pleasure to Work with Hipposerve

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"I know nothing about hosting or codes, and with Hippo, I didn't need to learn it at all! Jason advised me which hosting would be the most ideal for my business, gave me great tips on how to improve the speed of my website and took care of all the setup. I didn't have to worry about a thing as the whole process was swift and straightforward. I would not hesitate to recommend Hipposerve to anyone!"

Sara Tomaszewska - Little Media Agency

 

Great Support

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"The best thing about Hipposerve is they don't just sell you hosting and leave you to it. They actually help you personally get your website started, and offer support in the on going updating and maintenance. It really was helpful and was great support to get going as this was my first website."

Edward Glover - Expert Voice Coach

 

Easy to Setup

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"I didn't know anything about setting up a website. Once I bought my package I contacted customer support and they were able to guide me through the process of creating my website with their web builder. I am really pleased with the result."

Sasha Hollis - Great and Small Antiques

 

Fast and Reliable

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"I run a small voice over company, it's more of a hobby rather than a business and I needed somewhere to host it that was fast and reliable. My existing provider, actually one of the 'big players', was charging me a fortune with a slow service and substandard support. Hipposerve's support has been brilliant, and to top it all, I am paying less!"

Jamie Dione - Voice Over Artist

 

Far Superior

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"I had 54 email addresses with over 25,000 emails (nearly 20GB of data) that I wanted to transfer. Hipposerve worked with me to set the best possible transfer date, when things would be quiet and they worked through the night to ensure that everything was up and running by Monday morning. The new email system is far superior to our old one too. Thank you for your support"

Craig Blackford - Event Organiser

 

Found My Problem and Fixed it Quickly

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"My website was running slowly and there were a few errors appearing on the pages. I contacted Hipposerve to use the Web Doctor service. The support I received was really great. They found the problem and fixed it quickly. Now my site is flying"

Simon West - Online Fishing Shop

 

Great Advice

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"What great advice I received. I wanted a to host my small Theatre Website which sells tickets via a small e-commerce platform. It's nothing fancy, but on occasions has quite a lot of traffic.  The guys at Hipposerve were able to point me to the correct package to suit my needs, without breaking the bank."

Sue Blake - My Little Theatre

 

The Guys at Hipposerve were Great

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"Transferring from one web host to another can be a real headache. The guys at Hipposerve were great and helped me conduct a free transfer, ensuring minimum downtime for my site and other services. They also transferred my email, and aside for waiting for a few hours for DNS propagation, all went well. Thank you!"

Cory Langan - Go Travel Online

 

Solved my Issue in 15 Minutes!

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"I have used Hipposerve for a number of years now and one thing that stands out is the level of support they offer. Nothing has gone wrong, but when I was unable to use a particular service, they answered my support ticket, and solved my issue within 15 minutes.!"

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