SiteGround switch to Site Tools replacing cPanel

Some time in September my reseller hosting with SiteGround was switched from cPanel to Site Tools. SiteGround tell me that there are performance and management improvements resulting from the change. But, I don’t know what the benefits are. As far as I can see the changes have come at a cost.

Systems management of my sites has changed.

Now it takes me a lot longer to do things that were a doddle with cPanel.

  1. Primary userids for each site were changed – for both logging to the system and the primary email account.
  2. There were unexpected/unexplained changes to .htacess files that broke at least one of the sites.
  3. The changes have preventing email clients using IMAP from subscribing to different accounts under the main account.
  4. It is no longer easy to download backups of the site to a local installation. The new process is far more convoluted. Using cPanel I was able download an SQL backup and the whole of the public_html folder with 2 clicks.

There is some documentation at https://my.siteground.com/support/kb/category/site-tools-vs-cpanel but it doesn’t explain how to obtain a complete backup of the site.

BTW: I’ve never used SiteGround’s staging site capability.

We have moved server again

In January 2019, after requesting support for PHP 7.2, the sites under the bobbingwidetechsupport.com reseller hosting were moved from host58.servers.prgn.misp.co.uk to quasar.servers.prgn.misp.co.uk

It should not be necessary to make any DNS changes, but it may be necessary to update your email or FTP configuration.

Since some of the sites were running out of date plugins that didn’t work with PHP 7.2 the PHP upgrade was checked carefully.

End of life support for PHP 7.2 is 2020-11-30.

Update to WordPress 4.0 – “Benny”


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WordPress 4.0 was released on 4th September 2014.

Update to WordPress 4.0 using the same process as shown for WordPress 3.6

Update to WordPress 3.6

Remember

Before applying any update remember to take a backup and confirm that the backup file will unpack.

See also

Update to WordPress 3.9 – “Smith”

WordPress 3.9 was released on 16th April 2014.

Update to WordPress 3.9 using the same process as shown for WordPress 3.6

Update to WordPress 3.6

Remember

Before applying any update remember to take a backup and confirm that the backup file will unpack.

See also