Step 1: Does X-Cart 5 have to be on the same server?
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The short answer is no, but there are subtle details. There are three possible situations, how your X-Cart 4 and X-Cart 5 stores can be installed.
- You install X-Cart 5 on the same server as X-Cart 4. In this case, everything will just work.
You want to install X-Cart 5 on another server (some test server, local machine, etc). If you transfer the entire X-Cart 4 store there, everything will work just fine as well.
To make X-Cart 4 transfer easier, you can only transfer X-Cart 4’s database and the following directories to save you some time:
<X-Cart>/files/, if you have e-goods.
Put the database to MySQL server and place these directories inside some folder that would ‘pretend’ being X-Cart 4 for our migration task.
- If you want to install X-Cart 5 on a new server, but keep X-Cart 4 on the old one, it can still work. In this case, you need to:
- make sure that the MySQL on X-Cart 4 server allows remote connections. Contact your hosting team about that, if you face any troubles;
- set the enable_copy_ext_images option in Migration Wizard’s settings to ‘true’.
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