Yes. I always us SSH for upgrades and install.
I found that link a little confusing, could you help me in installation with SSH, the commands that were given there mkdir etc etc where do type them in…
i know its in the command line but how do i access command line using putty or something??
also in my hostgator webspace folder xyz is where my domain points so should i be really creating an folder inside it or just downding it there.
from the other posts link that you submitted i did do a reinstall using the downloader instead of the ftp and now it works fine for configurable products from sample data but again doesnot work when i try to create new config product.