[thelist] Site transfer - Hosted on a mac - going on Linux -HELP!

Winfried Huslik winfried at huslik.de
Mon Dec 18 14:09:21 CST 2000

Hi Stef,

You didn't mention what your site and database consists of and what the 
objetives are, but be careful! This could be a job of weeks - depending 
on what he is currently doing with the database and expecting to be done 
in the future.

I'm going through this process now - not because the cusomer wanted it, 
but for the nice new things that can be done with PHP and MySQL (on a 
server at a big ISP).

Moving the layouts would be the easy thing, programming a database is 
something else. It makes no difference what system you come from or move 
to. SQL is not FileMaker, even when used with WebStar. If it isn't for 
(security, performance, availability, traffic, or other)-reasons he'd be 
better off to stick to his current configuration. Never change a winning 
team! If FileMaker can do the job, why change?

Winfried Huslik

On 2000-12-18 18:06 Uhr, Stef (taz at hy.cgocable.ca) wrote:

>  Hi dudes (& dudettes) ! :o)
>	Ok. I have a customer that would like his site transfered from a mac 
>server   & File-MakerPro DB to . . . a linux+appache+mysql setup.
>His site is on a MAC server, & is connected to filemaker pro database.
>Now. This is my first site transfer & would be interested in hearing from 
>others experience, for any details I could miss out on. Any help / comment 
>welcomed, onlist or offlist. I don t have many details as of yet on the 
>site itself, what are the scripting languages for a Mac environnement?!?
>Would it be easier to just keep the site in a MAC environnement?
>I figure if I stay in Mac environnement, I  basically just have to change 
>the links, database configuration on the dynamic pages,  pop a redirection 
>script on the old host and bingo. 1 days work ? Maybe 2 , if we account for 
>Murphy's law?
>If, on the other hand we go for the mac to linux option,  I guess THAT 
>means re-writing the links in the static pages, re-create DB on mysql & 
>update dynamic page configuration. A little more work, but the site would 
>be in a PhP/MySql environment, like he desirer.
>I'm interested in keeping this customer, & would like to lay out both 
>options clearly, the work involved, with pricing fees included for both 
>solutions, if possible. I love a challenge but wouldn t want to tackle 
>something too big for me. Thanks  again, fellow E-Voltians.
>Offline/online help/comments welcomed. stef at cfusions.com
>I read an article that changed my way of writing tables. People often 
>design tables the way they write: horizontally, from top to bottom. Often 
>times your layout can be simplified a great deal by thinking 'vertically', 
>and giving your vertical cells fixed width. You still have to follow the 
>rules for cross-browser consistancy but.. having a simpler design makes 
>this process a LOT easier.
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