How to duplicate magento installation

In this article I explain how to create a copy of the running Magento online shop system. One of the purposes of having duplicates is e.g. the need of the separation of the developing an test environment. Tests are very important. Especially in Magento ;) Many people do official Magento upgrades on productive environments and suffer from it. You don’t need to do so, use always test environment first! So the copy process of Magento shop has following main steps...

January 29, 2009 · 4 min · Alexander Holbreich

Found solution for Magento - 'SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error' on installation

I wrote already in the past about Magento eCommerce System. I’ve been playing with Magento until now. Unfortunately, I had some problems with the installation and I could not find any help on the web. Therefore invested time and finally figured it out for myself, maybe this post can help someone using Magento too. The Problem Every time during the installation of Magento shop I saw the following exception: Error in file: "....

January 4, 2009 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich

Magento 0.9....

Yesterday I tried Magento again. As I tried it last time it was a very very slow and buggy CMS. However last days I played with the brand new Version 0.9.17740 of it and I was positive surprized. There are only few bugs remained in that late version, even if I was still able to find some of them. Furthermore Magento-people have really speed their System up, which was enormously important to my eyes....

March 30, 2008 · 1 min · Alexander Holbreich

Magento

I’ve tried out some of eCommerce shops, but I forgot about them when i discovered a new kind on the block - Magento. Why Magento eCommerce looks promising First of all it’s seem to done very professionally, starting from solid architecture but also UI aspects ending with rich features set. Yes, in my opinion, that describes the most advantages of that shop shortly. Because in comparison to other shop systems it offers very much functionality and flexibility out of the box, combined with a good-looking default template....

December 9, 2007 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich