Knowledgebase: Miva Merchant FAQ
Moving An Existing Store Front
Posted by - NA - on 14 February 2007 09:53 PM
1. Get an ftp program. Best that you contact your Host and find out what ftp program they recommend. This allows you to copy files to and from a website.

2. Get your ftp login information for the old site and the new site. Again, you need to contact your host to get that information. Log onto your website

with the FTP program.

3. Copy the Merchant script directory (usually named either Merchant or Merchant2) to a location on your computer.

4. Copy the Merchant or Merchant2 directory in your data directory (usually named htsdata or mivadata) to your computer.


***These can act as a backup copy of your site in case something happens.***


5. Log onto the new website with the ftp program.

6. Copy the Merchant or Merchant2 script directory to your new site.


***NOTE: It MUST be in the same location on your new site that it was in the old site.***


7. Copy the Merchant or Merchant2 Data Directory to your new sites data directory (usually named htsdata or mivadata).


***NOTE: It MUST be in the same location on your new site that it was in the old site.***


8. Log into your new site's admin.mv and change the Secure Server Information in domain/mall settings to match your new secure server information.

9. Change your email address and server under domain/mall settings and Edit Store/Owner.
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