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Posted - March 13 2007 :  07:42:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not the most technical person, but I can follow direction well (most of the time). I just purchased vp6.5 plus package and I'm trying to set it up on a remote server. The install instructions from vpasp said to unzip the file on my local computer, then ftp the unzipped folder to the remote server, which I have done. For a local install, it said to create a "shopping" folder on the web server root. For a remote server, it did not instruct me to do this - so my question is, do I need to create the "shopping" folder on the remote server? The default unzipped file is in a folder called "vpasp6500plus". I ask because I'm not getting the vpasp welcome page with what I've done up to this point. Thanks -JT

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Posted - March 13 2007 :  14:25:21  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
normally, on the actual site, you'd just put all the vpasp files in your wwwroot area (ie without a "shopping" directory).

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Posted - March 14 2007 :  00:06:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have two sites. On one (vs. 5.5), I used the strategy of a "shopping" folder (or whatever you want to name it). On the other (vs. 6.09), I uploaded all the VPASP files to the root directory.

Either way works of course, you just need to keep track of the path at times. The only advantage to using a directory for all your VPASP files (e.g., "shopping"), is that in the future, it might be a bit easier to upgrade, as you can duplicate the folder, screw around with what needs to be done in the new upgrade folder, then rename the folders and hope it all works (and if it doesn't work, rename the folders back, and your site still works).

Bottom line is, it doesn't matter. I suppose everyone has their own preference for various personal reasons.
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