There are a few reasons that could lead you to consider exporting your website content from BuffsCreate. Perhaps you’re leaving the University, or maybe you’re just wanting to use your data on another hosting environment. Whatever the case, you have a couple options for how you want to handle this:
If you are leaving the college, you can migrate your webspace from BuffsCreate to our hosting provider, Reclaim Hosting, for a discounted price. Detailed instructions can be found here.
If you would like to move to a third party service, you’ll want to capture a backup of your site. From there you’ll be able to import this backup into a handful of other web hosting services. You can find instructions on taking a backup here.
Step One: Signing up for an Account
The first step will be to sign up for an account at Reclaim Hosting. This link will take you directly to their Student/Individual Hosting plan option.
- If you already have a Top-Level domain (i.e. yourdomain.com) choose the I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers option.
- If your current website content exists on a subdomain (i.e. yourdomain.buffscreate.net), select the Register a New Domain option.
- Enter a new top-level domain name
Complete the sign-up process/pay invoice. If you’d like to take advantage of a 10% discount, enter the promo code reclaim4edu.
Step Two: Let Reclaim Hosting Know
Send a support request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following message:
Hello Reclaim Hosting Support,
I am graduating from (your school) and I would like to migrate my account, (your domain), to Reclaim Hosting. Please let me know if you need anything else from me.
A member of Reclaim Hosting support will respond & help you get your account migrated within 24 hrs.