What to expect when migrating from the old hosting system
Thread poster: Jason Grimes

Jason Grimes
Local time: 16:52
SITE STAFF
May 27, 2004

If you already have a domain in the old hosting system, when you sign up for the new hosting system, the sign up link will read "Migrate [yourdomain]".

When you migrate your domain to the new hosting system, the following things happen:

- An account is created for you in the new hosting system. You can access your new hosting account through the control panel, but your domain won't yet point to this system.

- I copy your old web site files to the new hosting system.

- I manually make some changes to DNS and whois to redirect traffic for your domain to the new hosting system. These changes should begin to work within 15 minutes, but can take up to 3 days to propagate completely.

- After the DNS changes have been made, you receive an email notification with instructions for changing your email client to access your new mail account.

- You can continue to access your account on the old hosting mail server at legacy-mail.proz.com, and the old hosting FTP server at legacy-ftp.proz.com. After some reasonable period of time your old hosting account will be removed.

- When the time comes for your domain to be renewed, you will receive a notice from ProZ.com directing you to a special domain renewal page. During the process of renewing your domain, it will also be transferred to our new domain registrar, allowing you to manage your domain via ProZ.com.

I would like to automate the manual procedures above, but until I do there will be some delay between when you sign up for migration and when I get around to making the configuration changes. Until you receive the email notification telling you to switch to the new hosting configuration, your old configuration should continue to work as before.

Let me know if there are any questions or comments.

Regards,

Jason


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Dave REESE
Japan
Local time: 05:52
Japanese to English
Website Updates Jun 2, 2004

Jason,

I have made changes to my website that are visible in the website editor, but they haven't yet appeared on my site on the internet. How long will it take for these changes to appear?

Dave Reese
Sagamihara, Japan


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Jason Grimes
Local time: 16:52
SITE STAFF
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Changes to your site should appear immediately Jun 2, 2004

Dave REESE wrote:

Jason,

I have made changes to my website that are visible in the website editor, but they haven't yet appeared on my site on the internet. How long will it take for these changes to appear?

Dave Reese
Sagamihara, Japan


Dear Dave,

Changes you make to your web site should appear immediately. To help you further, I need a little more information about what you are doing. What web site editor are you using? Are you working with your account on the beta hosting system?

Regards,

Jason


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Dave REESE
Japan
Local time: 05:52
Japanese to English
Updating Webpages Jun 2, 2004

Jason,

Thanks for all your help with this.

I have been maintaining a personal website on Tripod for several years now, and I recently started a professional site on ProZ's old hosting system. Both sites were easy to use and maintain for the layman without much technical knowledge.

However, I am having a really difficult time with this new hosting system after migrating to it. I have gone through the Control Panel several times, but still can't even figure out how to update a webpage.

Is there some way to make the new hosting system more user-friendly, or at least publish some kind of help guide?

Dave Reese
Sagamihara, Japan


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Jason Grimes
Local time: 16:52
SITE STAFF
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Getting started guide is planned Jun 3, 2004

Dave REESE wrote:
I am having a really difficult time with this new hosting system after migrating to it. I have gone through the Control Panel several times, but still can't even figure out how to update a webpage.

Is there some way to make the new hosting system more user-friendly, or at least publish some kind of help guide?


Dear Dave,

A Getting Started guide is planned, but it is not yet completed. In the meantime you can turn to this forum for help.

There are a few different ways to update your web page. You can use a third-party web site creation program like Microsoft Front Page or Macromedia Dreamweaver to create your web pages on your local computer, and then upload them to your hosting server. Alternatively, you can edit files while they are already on the server, either editing the raw HTML code or using a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) HTML editor (requires IE 6 or Mozilla).

See the File Manager section of the control panel documentation for information about uploading and editing your web site files.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Jason

[Addendum: A Getting Started Guide is now available.]


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Lester  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:52
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Portuguese to English
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Migrating HTML to PHP: what problems should be expected? Sep 9, 2004

Jason,

I'd like to know if there are any inherent problems and how I could circumvent them before migrating to the new system.

Your suggestions will become my checklist.

- Gio


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Jason Grimes
Local time: 16:52
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Migration to PHP not required Sep 10, 2004

Giovanna Lester wrote:
I'd like to know if there are any inherent problems and how I could circumvent them before migrating to the new system.

Your suggestions will become my checklist.

- Gio


Hi Gio,

The PHP scripting language is available on the new hosting system, but you are not required to use it. Since your existing site is in HTML, that HTML will render exactly the same on the new hosting system.

I can only think of one possible incompatibility to be aware of when migrating. If you took advantage of the "ProZ.com integration" features in the old hosting system (such as the ability to search your member glossaries or KudoZ questions from your hosted site), those elements of your site will need some manual modifications in order to work properly on the new system. It doesn't look like you used those features on your site, so you should be able to migrate without a problem.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Jason


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Lester  Identity Verified
United States
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Thanks, Jason... Sep 10, 2004

I manage to get my site together on my own and I am delighted all I still have to do is clean up my code

Thanks.- Gio

[Edited at 2004-09-10 17:24]


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 23:52
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What happens to the former site? Dec 11, 2004

Question already answered in you original message.

Regards
Heinrich

[Edited at 2004-12-11 06:38]


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