- Created: Monday, 20 January 2014 18:31
- Written by Jennifer Gress
The following post might be a little upsetting if you are in the midst of realizing that your site is very messed up after being migrated by Bluehost. You probably won't want to read it. Rather, just contact me.
If you have received a notification from Bluehost but they haven't yet done anything on your account, I highly recommend you move your site to a new host immediately. A couple of hosts that will let you have a 1.5 site on their servers are in the right sidebar.
I had been hearing rumours of Bluehost forcing Joomla 1.5.x sites to migrate. I have only 3 Joomla 1.5.x sites left - the rest have all migrated. These few just don't have the wherewithall to migrate and indeed, they are hosted at Bluehost.
Even still, within a day of the rumour I heard, I decided to email one of my clients and find out if they got a notification from Bluehost. Indeed they had, but they didn't send it to me.
That client told me that Bluehost had sent them instructions on how to migrate from 1.5.x to 2.5.x. Huh? Migration isn't exactly the most straightforward of tasks. It's not like adding a hyperlink to an article.
Today, I received an inquiry from my website stating that she needed to migrate one or two sites from 1.5.22 to 2.5.17 (Bluehost sites). Further investigation with the prospect gave me this blurb from the Bluehost notification email to the customer:
"Throughout next week we will be migrating users found to be using Joomla less than 2.5.17, to 2.5.17. We strongly encourage you to perform the upgrade ahead of schedule to avoid any possible unforeseen issues."
They had received the email on Friday, January 17th. So not a lot of time there.
It seems there are a lot of variations on these notifications Bluehost is sending. Some say they only received one. One said they got a notification even though they're on Joomla 3. They had to call Bluehost and clear it up. Be proactive.