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Migrating from MS/ASP to Linux PHP

Thread began 5/11/2009 5:29 pm by wadams294236 | Last modified 5/12/2009 12:42 pm by Ray Borduin | 3050 views | 3 replies |


Migrating from MS/ASP to Linux PHP

Have about 8 domains, with web sites mostly written in Dreamweaver using WebAssist products. Since WebAssist is (has) migrating to purly PHP and I like the products, and since I have no specific ties or need to use the Microsoft platform, I am going to migrate too...

What I am looking for is anything that I need to think about to make this migration successful.

Here are some data about the current sites:
- No MS SQL used
- No other database used
- Hosted on MS server
- ASP - one Captcha (third-party); WA_Universal Email ASP used in some "contact us" forms

New platform:
-MySQL available
- Perl, Python, PHP 4/5

Thanks in advance for any input you can provide!!!

Will Adams

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The hardest part is usually moving over the database, so since you don't have one it should be pretty easy.

Get the Contact Form Solution from Webassist which includes the captcha. It will get you a head start on doing emails in general and give you the captcha functionality for php.

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Some other questions...then

Thanks for the tip on the Contact Form Solution pack. I purchased and downloaded. However that brought up some questions. For example, I was already using Universal Email for emailing.

- What changes to the existing WA_Universal_Email folder, which currently has two ASP files in it? (Just delete them or what?)

- What changes should I make in Dreamweaver, now that the site is PHP rather than MS?

Any other help would be appreciated.



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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You are probably going to want to start a separate site for php with all new files.

Copy one file at a time from your asp site to your php site. Use your ASP site as a guide and copy and paste the <html> contents, but you are going to need to remove all of the server code and reapply all of the server behaviors.

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