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ISP flaked; need to move osCommerce store.


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My ISP has flaked out on me and I need to move an osCommerce store (ms2.2) from one web host to another.


Is there any special trick? Can I copy from the old site to the new? How do I move the database?



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It is reasonably straightforward. If your store is still running, run the admin->tools->backup option - choose to download the file to a safe place. If your store is not running, use PHPmyAdmin to download a dump of your database. Use an FTP program to download all your files to another safe place :)


Use PHPmyAdmin to create an empty database on your new server, then import your saved database file to it. Use a text editor to edit your configure.php files to your new server/database settings, then upload your files to your new server.


Piece of cake if you have used these tools before and have your server info handy :D



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