The short answer is no, but there are subtle details.

There are three possible cases of how your X-Cart 4 and X-Cart 5 stores can be installed.

  1. You install X-Cart 5 on the same server as X-Cart 4. In this case, everything will just work.

  2. 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>/images/;
    • <X-Cart>/skin/common_files/pages/;
    • <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.

  3. You want to install X-Cart 5 on a new server, but keep X-Cart 4 on the old one. To make this case is possible, 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’.