How to install SUPEE-7405 without SSH

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If you have SSH access, it would be more simple to apply the patch via SSH.
If you have no SSH access to apply the patch, you can simply upgrade your installation to Magento 1.9.2.3 version which includes all the latest security patches (SUPEE-5344, SUPEE-5994, SUPEE-6285, SUPEE-6482, SUPEE-6788, SUPEE-7405). If Magento upgrade is not possible in the moment due to some reason you still can apply the patch via FTP/sFTP upload as shown in this article.

Before applying this patch, make sure to apply all previous patches.

Preparations
  • Disable Magento Compiler is an operation performed before every code change like installation of Magento Connect extensions, Magento upgrade or manual changes in code files.

    Magento Compiler is a plain PHP class used to combine PHP class definitions into files under includes/src/ directory. At this time, in most cases this is obsoleted by native PHP opcode caches such as APC, xCache, eAccelerator, Zend Opcache, ionCube Accelerator and so on, you can find the list of opcode caches here. So, if you have opcode cache loaded, do not use Magento Compiler as it is useless and will just cause troubles on every code modification.

    To disable Magento Compiler in Backend you can navigate to System > Tools > Compilation:
Applying Magento patches via FTP/sFTP or FileManager / File Upload
To apply patches in this way we simply replace changed files. This way can not be used blindly if you or your developers have changed any core Magento files (which is a big no-no, by the way). Such changes should be re-applied to patched files, or you loose these changes.

To install the patch via FTP/File Upload

  • select patch bundle archive corresponding to your Magento version from the table below and unpack it
  • upload all files and folders to Magento root directory of your store, replacing all files
 

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