I have been trying to apply the latest Magento security patches but I have failed due to the web server where I have the web shop does not allow me to unpack Magento's patches via SSH.
I tried intead to make a copy of the web shop to my local mac along with a database copy and set it up on XAMPP. Could not do that either because the database is around 300Mb big and for some reason it wasn't working even after I changed the max file size and max execution time on the php.ini.
I tried the to update via PHP but then again, I hade the same problem as in the beginning: My web server does not allow me to unpack SSH files.
Last but not least, I tried this approach except I did not have any Magento 1.7 but an old Magento 126.96.36.199 contra a brand new Magento 188.8.131.52 with all the patches already applied. I got as well an error.
Are there any other ways to make the update?
Thanks in advance!