Release Notes for the Migration Tool for SiteBuilder 4.5.9 for Linux


  1. Introduction
  2. What's New
  3. Software Requirements and Prerequisites
  4. Notes on Installation
  5. Known Problems and Limitations
  6. Contact Information

1. Introduction

The migration tool is a solution designed for hosting service providers who want to transfer websites from standalone SiteBuilder 4.5.9 for Linux installations to Parallels Presence Builder 11.5 Standalone or Parallels Presence Builder 11.5 for Parallels Automation. It works in the following way:

  1. It modifies an existing SiteBuilder 4.5.9 installation so that it starts acting as a proxy between website owners visiting the SiteBuilder 4.5.9 wizard and Presence Builder 11.5.
  2. When website owners log in to the SiteBuilder 4.5.9 wizard on the source server, they are redirected to the new Presence Builder 11.5 editor, and their website content is moved to the new server along with hosting publishing settings. The websites are transferred gradually, one at a time.

2. What's New


[+] new feature

[*] functionality improvement

[-] bug resolved

  1. [+]  Users who have several websites are now offered to select the website that they want to transfer to the new Presence Builder server.

  2. [*]  The migration of website limits and settings was improved.

  3. [*]  Security improvements.

3. Software Requirements and Prerequisites


The source servers supported for migration: Linux or Unix-based servers running Parallels SiteBuilder 4.5.9. About 4 gigabytes of free disk space should be available on the source server.

The destination servers supported for migration: Linux-based servers running Parallels Presence Builder 11.5 Standalone.

Note: Clustered SiteBuilder installations are not supported. For assistance with migrating from clustered installations, please contact a Parallels technical support representative.


Before starting migration, you need to do the following:

  1. Install Presence Builder 11.5 Standalone on a separate server.
  2. Set the administrator's password for Presence Builder 11.5 by issuing the command sb_config --sb_passwd <password>.
  3. (Optional step.) Back up website data on the source server. The main items that you need to back up are a MySQL database called sitebuilder3, and the contents of the directory /usr/local/sitebuilder/htdocs/sites or /opt/sitebuilder/htdocs/sites.
  4. Make changes to the SiteBuilder 4.5.9 configuration file on the source server. On Debian-based systems, open for editing /opt/sitebuilder/config, on other operating systems, /usr/local/sitebuilder/config.

    Add the following lines:

    wpb_url = https://sitebuilder.<Presence Builder 11.5 host name>/
    wpb_password = <password to Presence Builder 11.5>
  5. Make sure that websites published on the SiteBuilder 4.5.9 installation can be properly resolved from the server where Presence Builder 11.5 is installed.

4. Notes on Installation

For information and instructions on how to obtain and install the migration tool, please refer to the document Migrating from Parallels SiteBuilder 4.5 located at

5. Known Problems and Limitations

6. Contact Information

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