Our realistic turnaround time guarantee for a fully completed and tested WP migration to DreamPress (our managed WordPress service) is 48 hours from the date and time we send you a confirmatory e-mail stating that the migration has started. We can only begin the process after (1) you provide us with all of the login information requested in the "Request For Credentials” (RFC) e-mail, and (2) we verify that the credentials allow us to access your old current accounts.
The quoted turnaround time is dependent on your active participation and timely replies to our emails. We ask that you reply to any of our e-mails within 12 hours to take advantage of our turnaround time guarantee. If we don't receive a reply from you within 12 hours, then the migration process is "paused” and the quoted turnaround time is no longer applicable (even though we'll still do our best to complete the process as soon as possible!)
Please note that the 48-hour guarantee only applies to DreamPress migrations; there is no turnaround time guarantee for migrations to Shared hosting or any other service that DreamHost offers at this time (but we’ll do our best to make it speedy!).
The storage on DreamHost web servers is designed specifically for hosting sites -- it is not efficient as a backup or storage solution. Please ensure that the data we migrate meets these requirements, and remove all backup files before providing us with your credentials. We filter some backup files if we can identify them, but we may not exclude all of them (it is usually enough to just move the files one or more levels up in the directory structure on your current host, allowing us to identify and exclude them).
Please note that DreamHost’s Acceptable Use Policy and Unlimited Policy will apply to any and all migrations to DreamPress or other DreamHost services.
We can only guarantee the migration of the desktop version of your site. The good news is that the mobile version will usually keep running. If the mobile site isn't working, please let us know and we'll offer troubleshooting tips to help address the problem.
The migration service only covers the contents of the site. Any emails you want to keep must be handled separately by you. DO NOT change your email DNS to route emails to DreamHost servers (if that is even your preference) until the migration is complete and approved in writing. Reach out to Tech Support for more help.
The one-time charge for WordPress migrations is refundable in certain situations. You're eligible for a refund if our team, due to our own internal delays, takes longer than the quoted time period to complete the migration. We'll also refund the charge if you cancel before we've sent out the confirmatory email indicating the start of the migration process.
Be warned, though! The following situations will cause you to forfeit your right to a refund:
While we’ll strive to do our best during the migration, please note that a perfect result is not guaranteed. There may be small issues with the content or structure of your WordPress site, and we aren’t able to address every single inconsistency resulting from the move. This is a process that’s manually performed by our team, and we’ll do our very best to get things working for you!
Please note that all of DreamHost’s terms of service apply to you and your account after a migration.
If we don't hear back from you 7 days after an information request, we'll consider the migration as "abandoned” and will cancel it without processing a refund. We may archive your files for up to 30 days (starting from the original, confirmatory email) in order to facilitate future reinstatement of the migration process, but this isn't guaranteed!
If you decide to cancel the migration process for whatever reason, please let us know so that the Tech Support team can cancel the process and avoid any interference with your plans. Keep in mind that a refund is not available if we've already started the process (see Refund Policy above).
We reserve the right to modify or cancel these terms at any time. Please make sure to check this page often! Your continued use of this service after modifications have been made constitutes an acceptance of the updated terms.