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Building & testing OSCommerce site's


TaFfin

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Maybe nice to share some information on how you are building and testing OSCommerce site's.

 

Here is my setup:

 

I use 1 PC on which I use a virtual W2k server (VMWare) that runs MySQL, PHP and IIS.

 

In IIS I have defined 3 websites:

  • 1. OSC_Clean

2. OSC_Dev

3. OSC_Prod

 

The OSC_Clean contains the original install of OSC MS2

The OSC_Dev contains all the contributions, additions and other enhancements I made to the original (clean) code.

If I made a (big) change on the OSC_Dev site, I promote the files to OSC_Prod for final testing purposes.

 

Last station is ofcourse the site on the Internet itself, which is an exact copy of the OSC_Prod site.

 

This way I can (almost) never go wrong. I can always fallback to a clean file or a prod file.

 

To edit the sites I use the same layout mentioned above in DreamWeaver. So from my PC I connect to the virtual W2k Server to edit and view the sites.

 

So let me now how you are building/testing your OSC site's.

 

Regards,

 

 

TaFfin

SIGnificant.....right?

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you create virtual directories and map them to a physical path on your drive. By doing this you can have multiple websites running under the same IIS service

"You are what you habitually do. Excellence then is not a act, but a habit."

 

-Aristotle

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Quite right Blueline.

 

For me it's:

 

'http://localhost/osc_clean/

'http://localhost/osc_dev/

'http://localhost/osc_prod/

 

I let DreamWeaver do all the FTP'ing between the 3 sites.

 

Regards,

 

TaFfin

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