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Joomla 2.5.7 Upgrade

Please know that Joomla has released a security update for Joomla versions between 2.5.0 and 2.5.6. Please update to version 2.5.7 at your earliest convenience. If you are interested in having our team implement this update, please contact us.

  • Severity: Low
  • Versions: 2.5.0 to 2.5.6
  • Exploit type: XSS Vulnerability

Upgrade to Magento via SSH

This Magento upgrade tutorial will help guide you through the process of updating / upgrading your Magento installation from 1.4+ to 1.7.2, which was released on July 5, 2012. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume you have access to SSH on your hosting account. Please create a backup of your entire website/database before proceeding and do not perform these steps on a live store. Please be sure to obtain updated files from the authors of any Magento extensions you have installed on your website.

  1. Change to your Magento installation directory:
    cd /home/username/public_html
  2. Download Magento from MagentoCommerce.com:
    wget http://www.magentocommerce.com/downloads/assets/
  3. Extract the archive:
    tar -zxvf magento-
  4. Change to the directory created during extraction:
    cd magento
  5. Turn off file replacement prompts:
    unalias cp
  6. Copy the Magento files over your existing files:
    cp -rf * /home/username/public_html
  7. Change back to your Magento installation directory:
    cd ../
  8. Remove the empty folder
    rm -rf magento
  9. Optional: CHMOD all PHP files to 644:
    find -type f -name ‘*.php’ -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    Optional: CHMOD all folders to 755:
    find -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

September 2012 Specials!

WebCitz has several website design, web hosting and search engine optimization specials running for the month of September 2012!

Restrictions: New purchases only. Not valid on custom quotes or maintenance services. May not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not for resale. One coupon per purchase. Void where prohibited. Taxes and other fees excluded. Other restrictions may apply. Expires October 1, 2012.