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Transferring OSCommerce from live server to LAMP


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I have a live OSC install hosted by Apollo hosting. I have paid some programmers to set up some special PHP coding and MySQL databases and everything is working fine essentially. Now that I no longer want to pay for development I am setting up a LAMP server on Ubuntu 6.10 at home to test various contributions and my own php code. Obviously I don't want to screw up a live site.


My question is how do I copy the existing site onto my lamp server? Is it as simple as just copying the files and databases from Apollo and moving them into the same folders in Apache? Any help would be most appreciated.

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I have OS Commerce running successfully on a windows XP machine with WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySql, PHP) from wampserver.com for development purposes.

Copy all your files from your live server into the `localhost` directory (default is c:\wamp\www\) and accessed by pointing your browser to `http://localhost/`


Wampserver also comes with PHPMyAdmin so create a database with the same name and import your data from your live database.


If you have path problems make sure that any absolute url`s like `http://www.yourdomain.com/pathtofile/` etc are converted to `http://localhost/pathtofile/`


Hope that helps

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