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Hi all,


I have finished building my oscommerce site offline using virtual server software. It all looks good and works fine. I am now ready to transfer it across to our host. Our old site is currently running oscommerce but ill be using the existing database, well modifying it to suit the modifications on the new site, e.g. customer group pricings etc. Should i just be able to drap, drop and replace existing files currently on the server? Reason why i ask is because i tried this and had issues. Admin side worked fine but the catalog didnt load, just gave me server error 500. I thought it would be a simple case of shift the files over. I know that there will be some database abnormalities at first but i can't even get the site to show error messages.


Does anyone have any tips for the best way of going about this?


I am a newbee at this btw if you hadn't noticed :)


ps i've now transfered files back for the old site and now get FATAL ERROR: register_globals is disabled in php.ini, please enable it so the host has to enable this for me. Not sure why this has popped up since the site worked fine before. Think i'll get them to do a restore if all else fails and then try again.


Thanks :)

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When you design offline (XAMPP, etc) you need to setup a includes/local/configure.php but when you upload it to your site you want to exclude that file so it will use includes/configure.php instead


Also, it's not a bad idea to upload to a test directory on your server first just to make sure it all works. Of course you'll need a different configure.php set up for the test directory for it to work.



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