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Magento Error: Method Varien_Object::__tostring() cannot take arguments in Magento

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Today, I started backing up a Magento based site that will be moved in coming days. I did a bit of reading around to try to get a feel for what kind of an endeavor this would become.

The process of backing up the database and all web files were quite straight forward (as they should have been).

I decided to attempt the get this version of Magento running on my local dev box using MAMP before setting it on the newer server and repointing the DNS entries. So I imported the database and transfered all Magento files into the web directory.

Following some instructions found in the Magento forums, I modified the /app/etc/local.xml file with the new database settings in my MAMP install.

Then, I changed 2 rows in the core_config_data tables. (more…)

Search result woes when wanting hosting provider reviews on Magento

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I’ve been looking for a host for a Magento eCom site that I will eventually need to move.

While I can find many hosting companies that seem to offer “Optimized Magento hosting” at attractive prices, I’m having a bit of a struggle finding real reviews.

I’ve found some great info over on the Official Magento Boards, but searching for content on blogs or reviews, in my first hour, I’m coming up quite blank. The forums on the Magento site are probably the way to go. I needed some support before on a plugin we used for shipping and got a great response.

Most of my frustration here is due to the fact that there seems to be so many “ghost” sites out there that are tweeked for SEO for these search terms…. and mostly serve up very general info and tons of adds….

Maybe it’s something that I’ll blog about on here. The hosting provider we go with and what the experience is.

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