Chapter - 12.5 Switching Hosting Service (SQL)
Make sure to follow First Time Configuration in chapter
Follow guidelines below for successful roll out from one
hosting to another. Make sure not to skip any step or change the order of
1. At the source
which plug-ins currently installed at the site.
guidelines in chapter 12.1 and backup current SQL database into MS Access
database type to MS Access in config/congif.asp. Your site in now running from
MS Access database. Make sure the site has no visible errors.
entire site to your local computer. Do not skip any folder or page. You may however
skip "scripts" and "editarea" folders. Those folders contain Innova Studio and
EditArea editors, which never modified and contain many files which would delay
the download process.
At the destination hosting server:
sure to have an RC distribution package downloaded from "Premium Download Page"
handy and install Rapid Classified fresh with desired SQL database by following
guidelines in setup_manual.pdf.
Note: Do NOT use any
files/folders from the backup of the old site.
sure installation was successful and the new site operates properly.
plug-ins, which were installed at the old hosting (you had to document that in
Important: Never install any
new plug-ins, which were not installed at the old site at this time. There
also no need to configure any preferences, modify templates and configure
at this point.
the following from newly installed application:
1. img folder
2. language folder
3. All pages and files from db, content, css, cl_upload, ads ,banners
folders (not the folders themselves).
4. All pages from the root of classified. Yes, all pages must be removed
form the root of classified.
the following from backed up at the local computer installation (from the old
hosting) into a new installation:
1. img folder
2. language folder
3. All pages and files from db, content, css, cl_upload, ads, banners
folders (from a backup) into the respective folders at a new hosting.
Important: Do not upload db, content, css, cl_upload, ads, banners
folders - just the folders content. It is tempting to upload ads folder
itself for instance in one shot overriding the existed ads folder at a
new installation. In this case however, the chances are great, that the
permissions set for ads folder during installation would be overridden
(this might not be the case however if hosting sets "write/delete" (or
"modify") permissions by default to the entire site like a jodohost.com does).
4. All pages from config folder except config.asp.
Specifically config.asp must not be overridden with the one from backup
because it is now configured with new SQL configuration. You would need however
to make changes in an existed at a new site config.asp related to logo,
locale, admin page name, time offset… etc – the way you had it at the old
5. All pages from root of classified.
to Global Manager admin page and click Access-2-SQL. Type
password and click Copy MS Access to SQL. Click Back to Site link
to return to the default page and make sure the site is operational. Note:
use only Back to Site link to return to the site and not back
browser button. The link first leads to the cache reset page (which is essential
after restore) and then to the default page. New site now operates from SQL
with database records from an old site.
Admin Preferences page, configure Email properties and Site URL in
respect to a new hosting and domain name (if it was changed). If domain name
was changed and you are using ads caching, then delete all ads cache and
an absolute path to classified installation was changed (that is if you had it
for instance installed at http://domain.com/
but at a new hosting you installed it at http://domain.com/classified/),
then Open Content Management page, select each "True Content Template"
(template names are in green) and click "Save" and then "Backup".
cldb.mdb from db folder or override it with blank cldb.mdb.