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Step 3 In install process is not successful


Yrewol

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During step 3 of the installation, i receive the following error message.

 

A test connection made to the database was NOT successful.

The error message returned is:

Host 'client-perks.com' is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server

Please click on the Back button below to review your database server settings.

If you require help with your database server settings, please consult your hosting company.

 

The domain name i am installing this on is not client-perks, why am i receiving an error displaying someone elses domain name?

 

How can this be corrected?

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Make sure that the only version of osCommerce you are trying to install is the one available from the downloads section at www.oscommerce.com

 

If this is an automated install via your web hosting control panel then contact your hosting company.

 

If you are trying to install osCommerce 2.2 MS2 from www.oscommerce.com and you get this error then you still need to contact your hosting company - because something would have to be wrong on the server.

 

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I believe this is A BIG TRAP that most novices (like me ) encountered.

 

 

 

In installation process:

 

 

It asks for the Host: give `localhost' not yourdomain.com !

 

 

 

*Almost cracked me head when I put mydomain.com as the host! Then when I put localhost, with my database name and password correctly, it got installed.

 

So shouldn't the installation instruction somehow specifiy that when installing via the webbrowser, just type in `localhost' instead of us wondering around blundering!

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So shouldn't the installation instruction somehow specifiy that when installing via the webbrowser, just type in `localhost'

 

If you had clicked on the little question mark next to the setting in the install it would have told you just that.

 

Vger

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I believe this is A BIG TRAP that most novices (like me ) encountered.

In installation process:

It asks for the Host:  give `localhost'  not yourdomain.com  !

*Almost cracked me head when I put mydomain.com as the host!  Then when I put localhost, with my database name and password correctly, it got installed.

 

So shouldn't the installation instruction somehow specifiy that when installing via the webbrowser, just type in `localhost' instead of us wondering around blundering!

 

 

This worked for me.... i am just trying to get it up and running and learn while i am paying with it...... cheers

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DONT FORGET TO PASSWORD PROTECT YOUR CATALOG/ADMIN!!!

 

 

Don't announce your store yet before you are able to secure the admin password!

 

 

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As a newbie to this osCommerce setup, I feel that it is very important to let everybody here who are also new about the LOGOUT thing from the admin panel.

 

 

Here's what I did find and correct me if I am wrong:

 

THERE IS NO LOGOUT from your ADMIN PANEL.

 

Even if you close your web browser, switch off your internet connection, or your computer, the admin panel accessing your Online Store is opened!

 

So don't let people know of your online store existence BEFORE you figure out how to protect this!

 

So what I need to do:

 

PASSWORD PROTECT YOUR /catalog/admin directory

 

Do this from your Domain Admin/Manager.

 

Enter a username and a password.

 

Then open web browser, open your /catalog/admin, and it asks for your password.

 

Once back in, close it and then try to enter again. This is to make sure that the password protection is for real.

 

I tried to do the .htaccess thingy, but it doesn't accept my password. So I think it is better to use the password protection feature from your domain admin.

 

 

**Being new to osComerce, I havent been able to access the Contributions section, but I have benefited from Language Pack contributed by fellow countryman:)

 

So any of you who might know something that we don't know, don't try hijacking other people's catalog!:o

 

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niknakgroup (Thankxx again)

 

post Aug 14 2005, 11:58 PM

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There are a number of contribs to protect your admin panel - depends what you want to do and how far you want to go with it. One of the simplest fixes is a simple .htpassword file and implementation into your .htaccess - this is pretty secure (depending ont he password you choose of course), but wont block particular ip addresses - in fact blocking an ip address could cause you problems if you are away and want to check on things, or if you want someone to help you out remotely.

 

Have a look in the contrib section, or do a google to find out how to implement the .htpassword option.

 

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