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this is probly a dumb question


but im nervous...lol


i have an online oscommerce store but im switching web hosts this week.....i know i need to run a fresh install on the new server.


Will my backups from the current store werk on the new installation?


Are there any precautions i should take? or things i should make sure match on the new install?


Any help would be great!


Thnx in advance



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Your osc backups should work with your new site.


You will just have to make any needed changes in your two

configure.php files.


Here's a few items to follow. Other's here on the forum may want to chime in on any precautionary items.


First make a backup of your database on the old site and download your

site to your computer.


Then follow these steps and you should be OK


1. Ftp all your files to server

2. create a database

3. make changes in the two configure.php files ftp changes to server

4. using php my admin run the oscommerce.sql file (found in the install

directory) to populate the database with the correct fields so the admin

section will work

5. restore database from the admin page using last backup made just

before you transferred the site. This will give you all your product

data and changes to database made by any contributions you installed.


Site should now be up and running




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If Yopur WebHosting Is Windows Skip To The Bottom






# $Id: .htaccess,v 1.1 2003/06/20 00:18:30 hpdl Exp $


# This is used with Apache WebServers


# For this to work, you must include the parameter 'Options' to

# the AllowOverride configuration


# Example:


# <Directory "/usr/local/apache/htdocs">

# AllowOverride Options

# </Directory>


# 'All' with also work. (This configuration is in the

# apache/conf/httpd.conf file)


# The following makes adjustments to the SSL protocol for Internet

# Explorer browsers


<IfModule mod_setenvif.c>

<IfDefine SSL>

SetEnvIf User-Agent ".*MSIE.*" \

nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \

downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0




# Fix certain PHP values


#<IfModule mod_php4.c>

php_value session.use_trans_sid 0

php_value register_globals 1



#Secure This Folder

#Edit The Next Line To Have Full Path To The Password File You Will Use Dosent Matter If Its Not Created Yet

AuthUserFile /home/user/catalog/admin/.htpasswd

AuthGroupFile /dev/null

AuthType Basic

<Limit GET POST>

require valid user




[[email protected] admin]# htpasswd -c .htpasswd admin

Password: *****

Password: *****

Password Succefully Created






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For Enchanced Security.. (considering You Will Only Use One Account For Administration)


Replace The Following


<Limit GET POST>




ex: if you want the user "admin"


<Limit GET POST>

require user admin


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