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Website Migration: Lord & Griffin Web Solutions #WebsiteMigration #WebHosting

Website Migration

Each time you swap hosting providers, you’re met with plenty of obstacles. At Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, we’re here for you, ready to make this procedure much easier – we will do all the work for you and will migrate all your files, MySQL databases and e–mails.

At Lord & Griffin Web Solutions, we understand that this can be hard & time–consuming. That’s the reason why we will perform all that for you at no cost! Our experienced technical team reps will migrate your web site content from your current provider to us. Our technicians have got a lot of experience migrating web sites and can take care of everything – from a normal WordPress blog or Joomla web site, to a very elaborate, custom–built web app.*

Q: Why do I have to move my web site? What does web site migration include?

Q: Why do I have to move my web site? What does web site migration include?

A: When your present web hosting provider can no longer fulfill the requirements of your website, or if you face frequent network downtime, or if you are made to wait for hours for the customer service staff to reply back to you, it may be smart to switch your provider, i.e. to transfer all the files for your websites together with your databases from your current provider to your new provider.

Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How much time will it take?

Q: Web site migration seems like a lot of work. How much time will it take?

A: There are plenty of variables to bear in mind – the overall number of files, the size of the database, the complexity of the site itself and the current workload of our web site migration experts, etc. Having said that, we do our very best to accomplish all website migrations in a 48–hour period. Smaller web sites are migrated faster – typically within 24 hours.

Q: My personal privacy is essential for me. What data do you require?

Q: My personal privacy is essential for me. What data do you require?

A: We will require the name of the website that you would like us to move. We’ll also require a means to access your present hosting account so that we can get the content pertaining to your site.

Q: My current web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I trust you?

Q: My current web hosting account has sensitive info inside. How can I trust you?

A: In order for us to start the transfer of your web hosting account, you must first open an account with us. Opening an account with us will require that you  disclose essentially the same details you have provided to your current web hosting provider. We’ve also got an extremely strict Privacy Policy, which specifies how sensitive info is dealt with.

Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?

Q: How about downtime? Will my site be offline?

A: Your site will continue to work just like it did before with your previous web hosting provider. As soon as we are done with the transfer, your web site will be configured to work on our platform and we will ask you to preview it. If it is working correctly, all you will have to do is edit the NS resource records for your domain. Your web site will be migrated to us without any downtime.

Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any information/help?

Q: Will my present hosting provider need to provide any information/help?

A: While we transfer your content, your web hosting provider won’t be aware of the migration at all. We will not get in touch with them in any way.

 

Integrating Newsletter Functionality Into WordPress

Integrating Newsletter Functionality Into Your WordPress Website

Integrating WordPress with MailChimpDespite the exploding popularity of social media as a trust-building marketing channel, email campaigns do remain a key method for turning one-time visitors into returning customers and for prompting conversions.

If you are using WordPress as a technological basis for your web hosting store, you could take advantage of one of the many newsletter plugins available.

To help you with your choice, we recommend that you go with the MailChimp email campaign application in particular.

Why choose the MailChimp email campaign application?

MailChimp offers a simple interface for designing and sharing email campaigns, for managing subscriber lists and for tracking results, even if you’ve never done this before.

They have a free plan, which allows you to send 12,000 emails per month to a list of up to 2,000 subscribers. This is a great way to jump into email marketing at no cost, while offering your customers an up-to-all-standards, responsive and eye-pleasing email experience.

Here are some of the features included in the MailChimp free plan:

  • A/B testing
  • reports
  • email beamer
  • email designer
  • email templates
  • multi-user accounts
  • geolocation
  • RSS to email
  • custom forms
  • segmentation and groups
  • social sharing

If you want to make use of some extra email campaign features (like auto-responders and anti-spam diagnostics) and remove the MailChimp badge from your campaign footer, you can always upgrade to one of their paid plans starting from 10 USD/month.

How to get started with MailChimp?

First, you will need to set up an account with MailChimp. After you go through the signup process, you will be asked to fill in some extra details for compliance with international spam policies. When done, you’ll be directed to your account dashboard from where you can quickly start configuring your MailChimp.

From here, you will have to create your first mailing list (from the Lists menu on the left and then click on the Create List button on the top right), selecting a name of the list, a “from” email address, and a Sender’s name, so that they will know that the email is from you. You may also explain why your subscribers are receiving the email in the description box, to avoid any potential opt-outs from suspicious users.

Next, you will have to create your API key that will help you integrate MailChimp into your WordPress store later on.

From the Account Settings menu, select Extras and click on API keys in the drop-down menu. Then scroll down and click on the Create A Key button – your API key will be generated for you automatically.

How to setup MailChimp on your WordPress store?

With the help of the MailChimp plugin for WordPress, you can integrate your mailing list setup into your store very quickly.

Now simply add the MailChimp plugin for WordPress to your store and activate it.

MailChimp for WordPress plugin

In the MailChimp for WP area in your WordPress menu, enter the API Key that you have created in your MailChimp account and click the Save button:

MailChimp - API key generation

Finally, go to the Forms submenu of the MailChimp for WP area and copy the Shortcode for the newsletter subscription form.

MailChimp - signup form code

Here is an example of how a newsletter subscription popup for a hosting store looks like:

Newsletter subscription form

How to create and manage your email campaigns?

MailChimp have a great set of video tutorials on how to create and manage your email campaigns using the application. Through the Campaign Builder, you can select a campaign type, add recipients, choose a template design, and add your custom content, with a click of the mouse.

On the site you can find a great step-by-step video tutorial on how to create your first email campaign, using a custom theme of your choice:

How to create an email campaign with MailChimp

If you haven’t yet set up your WordPress-based hosting store, take a look at the fully-customizable free reseller hosting themes that we have designed for you:

Free reseller hosting WordPress themes by ResellersPanel

Lord & Griffin IT Solutions’ Free Web Hosting Reseller Program, offered by ResellersPanel can be managed via our easy-to-use Reseller Control Panel, which will allow you to quickly customize your reseller store template, modify the product pricing, review statistics, boost your reseller anonymity, etc.

Are you ready for a loyal and easy-going business relationship with Lord & Griffin IT Solutions’ Free Web Hosting Reseller Program, offered by ResellersPanel?  Join forces with Lord & Griffin IT Solutions’ Free Web Hosting Reseller Program, right away – you can gain money from home and be your own boss! All for FREE, with Lord & Griffin IT Solutions’ Free Web Hosting Reseller Program, offered by ResellersPanel!

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Data Center Facility Options – @LordGriffinITS #DataCenters #BigData

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Cutting Edge Hepsia Web Hosting

With our cutting edge Hepsia Web Hosting CP and Customer Service intensely concentrated on customer satisfaction, Lord & Griffin Web Solutions provides web hosting, complemented by VPS packages, semi-dedicated hosting plans and dedicated hosting server plans. Our shared hosting plans feature unmetered data storage space, unmetered monthly bandwidth, a Free domain name registration and a myriad of cost-free extras. Every web hosting plan includes our in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel tool, which will astonish you with its user-friendliness, and our script installation tool offering a 1-click installation of over 50 PHP scripts. Also, the shared web hosting packages offer optional PоstgreSQL, InnoDB and NodeJS support. The Memcached distributed memory caching system and the Varnish Cache web application accelerator are available too.

3 Data Centers Facilities – US / UK /AU

The web hosting service and the customer service we offer are superb. The web hosting packages include plenty of bonuses and the prices are extremely affordable. But what makes us recommend them even more heartily is the circumstance that all shared web hosting clients can pick between 4 leading-edge data centers located on several continents – Pulsant in London, UK; Steadfast in Chicago, United States; and SiS Group in Sydney, Australia. So, you can pick the datacenter facility, which is closest to your physical whereabouts or to your target audience so as to achieve faster website loading speeds.

Data Center in US

 

  • Top-level Cisco routers and switches
  • Large public and private peering
  • Backup UPS and diesel generators
  • First-rate climate control
  • Security card access and DVR cameras
  • 24×7 monitoring and support service

 

We work with a top-notch datacenter facility situated in the heart of Chicago, IL, which offers excellent conditions for hosting sites whose visitors reside in the States, Canada or Latin America. It will guarantee you the fastest web site loading speed feasible. You can select the Chicago-based data center from the pull-down list on our signup form. This option is available with all services offered on our web site – shared hosting plans, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ-based VPSs, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated hosting servers.

Data Center in UK

We work with one of the most famous data centers in England – Pulsant, which is situated a couple of kilometers north-west of London and which offers ideal conditions for hosting websites whose visitors come from the UK and Continental Europe. This first-class data center located a few miles north-west of London, which has the highest level of security for you site and will guarantee you a fast web site loading speed conceivable. The UK data center option is available with all shared web hosting plans, as well as with all Virtuozzo and OpenVZ-powered Virtual Private Servers. Select the hosting service that you want on the order form and then select the UK datacenter from the drop-down list.

Data Center in Australia

The SISGroup datacenter facility offers superb website load speeds and a extensive peering network. With us, you can host your Australian-oriented web site in a top-of-the-line datacenter located in the Sydney central business district. The SISGroup data center facility offers excellent connectivity. By hosting your web site there, you ensure that your visitors from Australia, New Zealand and Oceania will enjoy much faster website load speeds. You can host your website in the Sydney data center facility if you pick any of our shared hosting plans or OpenVZ-driven Virtual Private Server hosting plans. Just pick your plan and then select the Sydney data center from the pull-down menu on the signup form.

10 Year Anniversary – Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – #WebHosting

Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Hosting Announces 10 Years of Service

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New Orleans, LA- 10 Year Anniversary:  Lord & Griffin IT Solutions’ Web Hosting is proud to announce our 10th anniversary. Lord & Griffin IT Solutions,   is a full service IT and Web solutions company. Started in 2001 by Felix L. Griffin (Web Design), Lord & Griffin IT Solutions strives to provide all-inclusive IT and Web solutions, which includes (but not limited to) professional services in the following fields: Web Hosting, Web Design, Web Development, Internet Marketing/SEO, Logo Design, Graphic Design, Rich Media Animation, Mobile Application Development and the utmost in Customer Service and Web Support. In 2004, We began our cutting edge Web Hosting Solutions Company (Lord & Griffin Web Solutions). Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Hosting specializing in offering Web Solutions to Sole Proprietors, Nonprofits, Small Business and Corporations. Our Web Hosting Solutions enable small businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs to focus on business and expand their products and services, while we manage their Website and Hosting Services environment . Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Hosting is proud of our accomplishments and service within the New Orleans, LA, Jackson, MS and Philadelphia and Choctaw, MS communities where we conduct most of our web hosting solutions.

Among its achievements:

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award
Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Receives 2014 New Orleans Award

2013 New Orleans Award – Web Hosting, 2014 New Orleans Award – Web Hosting

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On our 10th Year Anniversary we are proud to unveil our New Lord & Griffin IT Solutions Logo 2014. We will start updating all web, print and digital media to reflect new logo and brand throughout the week. Along with the new logo, the Lord & Griffin Web Solutions Website will be undergoing a redesign and will reflect the new brand image. Stay tunned…


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Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Hosting continues to work on improvements to its services by offering a greater array of web site design, web hosting, e-commerce services, and managed dedicated server hosting.  We plan to release additions to the features in our control panel, a various services offered to our customers as part of  our turn-key web hosting services, and additional reference resources that can assist current customers and the general Internet public. We will also be offering Special Promotions and Giveaways. See Facebook Page and other Social Media outlets for details.

Take advantage of our knowledge and our commitment to help small businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs execute a well-designed IT and e-business strategy. To learn more about Lord & Griffin IT Solutions – Web Hosting, visit: Lord & Griffin Web Solutions

Cloud Web Hosting – U.S. Data Center

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions - Data Center - Chicago, IL

We are proud to announce that Lord & Griffin IT Solutions now offers website hosting in the clouds. Your website is now hosted in our super modern data center facility in Chicago, IL,  on a cloud server platform developed entirely by us.

Here is a short list of the benefits you will take advantage of on the new platform:

  • Enhanced service stability – we have minimized the servers’ vulnerability to hack/DDoS attacks by storing applications, emails and databases on a few machines instead of just one
  • Faster servers – we have increased the network bandwidth to 10 Gbits, which means better server connectivity and hence better speeds for your sites
  • Faster maintenance – by ensuring spare servers, we have simplified server maintenance procedures and hence minimized frustrating service interruptions and downtimes
  • Migration to SSDs – now all user accounts with up to 1 GB of total storage are hosted on SSDs, which are much faster and more durable than the regular HDDs. We are planning to do the same with the rest of the accounts as well.

Web accelerators (Memcached, Varnish, Node.js) – we’ve added tools that will speed up your websites significantly.

This major system upgrade is aimed at making our service even faster, at improving your websites’ credibility with the search engines and at enhancing the on-site experience of your visitors.

Note: On the infograph below you can see the key difference between the common shared hosting platform where all services are run on one server (left) and the new cloud hosting system where those are distributed between a few machines (right) to alleviate server load and improve site performance.

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Our top-notch Datacenter facility situated in the heart of Chicago, IL, offers excellent conditions for hosting websites whose visitors reside in the United States, Canada or Latin America. It will guarantee you the fastest web site loading speed feasible. You can select the Chicago-based data center from the pull-down list on our signup form. This option is available with all services offered on our web site – Cloud Web Hosting plans, Virtuozzo and OpenVZ-based VPSs, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated hosting servers.

Professional Web Design and Website Hosting
from Lord & Griffin Web Solutions

Lord & Griffin Web Solutions strives to provide all-inclusive web development services, which includes (but not limited to) professional services in the following fields: web hosting, website design, social media and internet marketing and the utmost in customer service and web support. Lord & Griffin Web Solutions provides outstanding-quality website hosting services at cost-efficient prices. If you choose DYI -Website Design, We also offer you 300+ free-of-charge web design skins and FREE Web Tools, which will help you set up your web site in no time and a 99.9 percent network uptime guarantee.

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