Migrating from MiddCreate to Reclaim Hosting


If you leave Middlebury, you will need to migrate your MiddCreate site to another hosting provider. The easiest option is to migrate your site off of MiddCreate directly to Reclaim Hosting. This option keeps everything exactly the same on the back end, but just moves your content over automatically from the MiddCreate servers to the Reclaim Hosting Customer servers. Reclaim Hosting will give you the option to purchase your own domain name and it will migrate the site for you.

Get Started

To launch the migration process:

  1. Log in to MiddCreate.
  2. Under Manage Your Account in the top navigation menu, click Migration Information.
  3. Click Get Started in the Migration Offer box.
  4. You will be given the option to: a) register a new domain; b) transfer your domain from another registrar; or c) use your existing domain and update your nameservers.

Choosing the best migration option for you

If your site’s URL ends in middcreate.net, and you have never used a different URL or purchased hosting from somewhere else, the Register a new domain option allows you to get your own personal domain with Reclaim Hosting (outside of MiddCreate). Your site will no longer be located at “yoursite.middcreate.net” and you’ll be able to purchase a new URL.

If you already have a site that’s hosted somewhere else, and want to transfer everything to a personal Reclaim Hosting account, select Transfer your domain from another registrar.

If you have purchased (or intend to purchase) a URL from a different hosting company, but still want your site to be hosted with Reclaim Hosting, select the I will use my existing domain and update my nameservers option. Your site will be migrated to a personal Reclaim Hosting account, but then you will have to update the information that tells the other hosting company (that you got your URL from) where your site is located. It’s possible to get your hosting and URL from two separate companies, but it’s often easier and cheaper to get them together.

Need help?

For technical support, contact Reclaim Hosting.

For pedagogical support for Migrating from MiddCreate to Reclaim Hosting, schedule a consultation with a DLINQ team member.