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Need help with BlueDomino.com hosted site, can't telnet:(


Joy-Bay

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:?: Does anyone know if it's possible to install OS Commerse to a host with out using telnet? It's a unix based server. It does support PHP and all sorts of other stuff.

 

What I need is a shopping cart that can caculate shipping by weight to pass off to paypal.

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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If you use a snapshot version you will have no problems.

 

osCommerce can do what you are looking for. And it can do a whole lot more ;-)

You can't have everything. That's why trains have difficulty crossing oceans, and hippos did not adapt to fly. -- from the OpenBSD mailinglist.

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Thanks for your last reply!

Okay, great!! I had to request access to the database server from my Hosting company BlueDomino. They are using MySQL which is also open source. I've down loaded your OSC snapshot and now it's asking me for the database server name or IP and the catalog file name. Bluedomino is not offering any support:( How do I figure these things out. Keep in mind they will not let me telnet, I can only FTP or web access:(

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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If they cannot tell you the IP-address of the MySQL server I would move away as fast as possible.

 

You could try localhost as the db-server. I hope they provided you with the username and password to use for the MySQL server ...

 

HTH

You can't have everything. That's why trains have difficulty crossing oceans, and hippos did not adapt to fly. -- from the OpenBSD mailinglist.

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Okay, I just got off the phone with my Host, I don't know why they call themselves a host,.. but I was told to use my domain name for the server name. So I put in Joy-Bay.com as the DB server name, used the DB user name and password they gave me and put in "catalog" for the catalog name....

 

This is what I got:

 

'A test connection made to the database was NOT successful.

The error message returned is:

Can't connect to MySQL server on 'joy-bay.com' (111)'

 

Is this because I didn't create the catalog 1st? I'm just running the snapshot version. I didn't think I had to do anything other then run the install script via the web page?

 

Thanks again,... me

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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It can't connect, joy-bay.com is NOT the name of the mySQL server.

Your provider needs to tell you the following:

 

Database server (hostname like 'localhost / ip adres etc)

Datbase login (yourname)

Database pass (yourpass)

Pre-installed database name* (like catalog)

 

*Cheap hosts will usually not allow you to create your own,

they'll do it for you and you will need to use that name.

"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them"

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Joy-boy,

 

My web host will install OSCommerce for free, and will give you a ton of stuff you'll like.

 

If you're interested in switching, pm me. I get a $5 referral bonus from them.

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If you have a question about any of my posts here, your best bet is to contact me though either Email or PM in my profile, and I'll be happy to help.

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Okay,... I think I have the DB host name, it's quite long but I think it's what we've been looking for. However I am now stuck again.

 

This time I made it to Step #2

 

Step 2: osCommerce Configuration

 

The following error has occurred:

 

 

The configuration files do not exist, or permission levels are not set.

 

Please perform the following actions:

cd /home/bdweb4837l/joy-bay.com/public_html/catalog/includes/

touch configure.php

chmod 706 configure.php

 

cd /home/bdweb4837l/joy-bay.com/public_html/catalog/admin//includes/

touch configure.php

chmod 706 configure.php

 

This last path I don't have:( Also, is that a type on the //includes? Was this supposed to be in the snapshot version?

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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Holy,.... It's done,.. It worked!!!! Now what do I do??? I got this thing installed,... is there a user doc ref. file or something that walks you through setting up my catalog and stuff??

I am so excited now,.. it's amazing what one can do in 3 weeks!! I think I need a drink.

 

Thanks so much everybody!!

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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Step 5,

 

There are two buttons,.. one for catalog,.. and the other is an admin tool,.. when I click it,.. all I get is a blank page.

 

I assume this is important to me.

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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Start reading the documentation at www.oscdox.com and try again.

 

HTH

You can't have everything. That's why trains have difficulty crossing oceans, and hippos did not adapt to fly. -- from the OpenBSD mailinglist.

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I reinstalled this thing a dozen time,.. I still can not get the admin page to pull up:(

 

I currently have it at www.joy-bay.com/jadmin/ all I get is a blank page.

 

all I am entering in is /jadmin/ do I need to do a full real path?

http://www.joy-bay.com/jadmin/index.php

or

home/web/bd4578/joy-bay.com/public_html/jadmin/index.php

 

I added the 'j' because just a plain admin folder was pulling up my admin page for my mail, not the OSC admin page. I have no idea why it was doing that. They must have something is the name server that is doing that.

 

This is killing me,.. I wish it were something like a rubik's cube that I could throw!!!!

 

But I really do thank you all for your help; it's most definately very cool.

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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I think I got it by golly!!! I had to edit the configure.php file in the admin folder to indicate the path to the DB server and I added the user name and password.

 

Now the fun starts of revamping the whole system to meet our needs:)

 

Thanks for all the advice I received here. You guys are great.

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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Just so everybody knows. For those of you out there that can not telnet, I had to have my host admin run the wizard for me. I was not able to run it my self due to rights.:(

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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Just a friendly reminder, don't forget to password protect your directory. I clicked the link above to your /admin folder and your admin came up. If a person with cruel intentions wanted to get into your admin and mess with your site, they could.

 

Just be careful.

 

-Chris

Chris Sullivan

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I finnally figured out how to do that, thanks:) The one thing I can not figure out is how to make the catalog auto load like index.html pages do. For example when people go to www.joy-bay.com/catalog/ the default.php should auto load. I was reading the OSDEX(sp) docs and seen something on page 13 or 14,.. but I can not telnet and it didn't exactly say what to add to the .htaccess file either:(

 

Right now I have to type the full path with the file name. This isn't really a problem as I will have a link on our main page soon taking you to the catalog.

 

I also want to know how hard is it to remove all the other languages and currencies? I don't know any other languages yet :(

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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I finnally figured out how to do that, thanks:)  The one thing I can not figure out is how to make the catalog auto load like index.html pages do.  For example when people go to www.joy-bay.com/catalog/ the default.php should auto load. I was reading the OSDEX(sp) docs and seen something on page 13 or 14,.. but I can not telnet and it didn't exactly say what to add to the .htaccess file either:(  

 

Right now I have to type the full path with the file name.  This isn't really a problem as I will have a link on our main page soon taking you to the catalog.  

 

I also want to know how hard is it to remove all the other languages and currencies?  I don't know any other languages yet :(

 

You don't need to telnet. just create a file called index.php and put this line in it:

<?php

Header("Location:http://www.yourdomain.com/path_to_catalog/default.php");

?>

 

Of course, change the path to match yours. FTP it up to the server -- they did let you have ftp access, didn't they? ;-) -- Then when the come in they will always go to default.php

 

To remove the other langs, go to the admin section and turn them off. They're there somewhere, I can't recall off the top of my head.

 

If you want to remove the currency and language boxes, look for a file named column_right.php, and you'll be able to comment them out there.

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Yes, they do let me FTP, but that's about it other then letting me browse to our own pages:P Oh and they let us check e-mail on occasion.

 

Thanks, the index.php deal works:) !!!back-flip!!!

 

I haven't got the time to poke around in the admin right now, but will try again later tonight. Thanks for that info too! I will save a back-flip for later when I figure that out. :)

Thanks,

 

Mike & Joyce

www.joy-bay.com

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