Turbify Migration Updates
Latest word is that everything will be ready on the technical side, for the most part, by the actual time of the migration. The two big things that will not be operational immediately after migration for a somewhat extended period of time are Catalog Manager, and Coupon Manager. These, right now, are expected to be unavailable until the end of May. While Catalog Manager is down, the catalog.xml file is expected to be available still. If you need a way to download your catalog.xml data in a CSV format, Yourstorewizards has a service for that and so do we.
The exact date of the migration is not officially announced yet, but right now they are shooting for April 21.
Actual migration postponed until sometime in April. Critical Yahoo-related urls will keep being forwarded until sometime in May. Exact dates TBD.
Most importantly, NO DOWNTIME is expected in the editor at the time of the switch-over.
Update on Hosting Migration: Moving forward the MySQL credentials will be changed by the migration team internally on each hosting account, inside the actual PHP files that use those credentials. This will be done in a staging environment and will only be rolled out if everything looks ok. If there are any issues after rolleout, the hosting account will be rolled back and investigated.
FTP user passwords still need to be reset after migrating an account to CPanel. This is because the FTP passwords are encrypted and cannot be "reverse engineered", meaning there is no way to find out what the current password of any FTP login is.
As part of the overhaul of Turbify, all hosting accounts are being gradually upgraded to standard Cpanel hosting (and that's a good thing!) You can check if your store's been upgraded by clicking on Web Hosting next to your store's name in the Services page. You'll know that your account has been updated if you see a Cpanel logo in the lower left corner of the page. Here are a few critical items which need to be checked and addressed:
- All FTP user passwords need to be reset, the old ones won't work.
- The MySQL database's host name, the database names, logins, and passwords all change, so if any of your scripts use those, then those scripts need to be updated. You can find the mysql parameters in the MySQL area in Cpanel.
- It's possible that the MySQL users you already have set up need to be reassigned with the appropriate permissions to their databases.
Most of you probably know by now that the physical separation of Turbify from Yahoo is in full swing. As part of this migration, a number of changes were/are required from each store.
1. If you haven't already, check/update the DNS servers of your domain. Check your store's domain name at https://whois.domaintools.com.
If your domain is registered with Tucows, inc., or you see turbify.com under DNS you are all set. However, if you see yahoo.com under DNS, you must change the DNS servers to ns1.turbify.com and ns2.turbify.com.
If your domain is set up using an A record, then the A record must be changed to 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124.
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If you are a do-it-yourself type, or a web designer wanting to learn how to customize Turbifys, visit our books or resources section, or just browse through the site to find the information that interests you. If you need help with your existing Turbify or need a new store designed or redesigned, contact us or request a quote. If you are looking for a Turbify designer or Turbify developer, you are at the right place. With us, you get:
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