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I understand that older versions of PHP will soon be deprecated. How hard will it be to upgrade to a newer PHP? I'm currently running an OSC v2.3.4 (bootstrap) with PHP Version 5.3.29. Heavily modified cart. In early 2015 we upgraded to where we are now from OSC v2.2 (and and older version of PHP) and had tonnes of PHP issues (mysqli for example). Not really looking to do that again. How broken will my cart get if I upgrade the PHP on my server? Is there a "safe" version of PHP I could upgrade too (even if not the latest)? To save time/resources, I intend to leave the OSC cart as 2.3.4 (BS) unless everyone tells me it is imperative I upgrade to something else. Keep in mind I have a lot of mods, and some of them I built (hacked together) myself. My skill level: Not a programmer, but I'm pretty good for a non-programmer. Using OSC since 2005 and have implemented a lot of mods myself. Thanks
It seems like every other question posted nowadays is about how to upgrade an older version of oscommerce and the op usually references the official version. This post is meant to provide a quick reference for how to convert an older shop to the current, recommended, one. First, the version that should be used is commonly called the Bootstrap, BS or Responsive version. It can be located here. One should not use the official version. The official version can be installed via the hosts control panel so it is easy to think that is the one to use - it is not. Since the BS version is not directly compatible with other versions, the following steps will be needed: Install the BS version into a new location Convert the database. See this thread for help with that. Install whatever addons the site needs. You need to be sure the addon will work with the BS version. This thread mentions specific ones but there are many others that will work. If in doubt, ask in the support thread for the addon in question. If you intend to use paypal, then install the Paypal App. At this point you should have a working shop. Test it thoroughly, especially the payment and shipping modules, before going live with it. When you are ready to go live, Mark your current shop as down for maintenance ( a simple index.html file is fine for this purpose ). Make a backup of the current shops database and files. Convert the database to the BS version. Replace all of the files with the new shops files. Edit the configure files so they work as the live shop. Remove the blocking page. If everything has gone correctly, the conversion should be complete.
praywithdrums posted a topic in osCommerce Online Merchant Community Bootstrap EditionHi, I currently have v2.3.1 installed. Should I upgrade (download) to v2.4? Is so, how do I go about doing that process. I'm do not know how to write code so detailed, step by step instructions would be very much appreciated. Thanks and Happy Holidays. :)