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New Install, pretty big problem.


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Okay, here's the deal:


I was going to use Postnuke with Postkart to set up a shopping cart site, but limitations of that particular module prevented me from doing so.


After some searching, I decided to try OSC.


Installed it locally, dove right in and played around... got a pretty good feel for it... quite an impressive app here.


Then, I built my database locally (about 400 products).


So when I try to move everything over to my host I do the following:


Download a fresh copy of OSC, upload it to my host, and run the install program. (I intend when I get things working to just empty the db, and import the one I built locally)


Everything goes perfect, db's are created and populated, but whenever I attempt to go to my storefront, or my admin panel, I get a blank white page.


My hosts phpinfo can be found at: http://ftphelp.secureserver.net/linux-phpinfo.html

MySQL Version 3.23.55



My admin page: http://www.dannisdelights.com/catalog/admin

My storefront: http://www.dannisdelights.com/catalog


Searched the forums, to no avail, hopefully someone can get my up and running... I want to go live next week!





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Also, here's my catalog/includes/configure.php




 osCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions


 Copyright (c) 2003 osCommerce

 Released under the GNU General Public License


// Define the webserver and path parameters

// * DIR_FS_* = Filesystem directories (local/physical)

// * DIR_WS_* = Webserver directories (virtual/URL)

 define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://www.dannisdelights.com'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

 define('HTTPS_SERVER', ''); // eg, https://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

 define('ENABLE_SSL', false); // secure webserver for checkout procedure?

 define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'www.dannisdelights.com');

 define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', '');

 define('HTTP_COOKIE_PATH', '/catalog/');

 define('HTTPS_COOKIE_PATH', '');

 define('DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG', '/catalog/');

 define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG', '');

 define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');

 define('DIR_WS_ICONS', DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'icons/');

 define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/');

 define('DIR_WS_BOXES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'boxes/');

 define('DIR_WS_FUNCTIONS', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'functions/');

 define('DIR_WS_CLASSES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'classes/');

 define('DIR_WS_MODULES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'modules/');

 define('DIR_WS_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'languages/');

 define('DIR_WS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', 'pub/');

 define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/home/content/j/r/a/jray9692/html/catalog/');

 define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'download/');



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Hmm... okay, it seems whenever I close my browser, and reopen it, it allows me to view my admin and my catalog.... but whenever I click something it goes blank.


Possibly something involving sessions or cookies (2 items I have no knowledge on).

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Try changing:

define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'www.dannisdelights.com');


define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', '');

Also admin could not connect to database.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Same problem here, let me know if you find a workaround.


$#%@#$@ GoDaddy. Should have a big banner on their hosting account page that says PHP is safe mode only!!!


#$%#$ useless @$@$@



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  • 3 weeks later...

Thats it for his site. I'm still getting a blank page on mine.


Works fine on two other servers..... just not on godaddy.


I'm wondering how AdamSocial fixed it.



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Youll probably have to make a redirect in public html or www folder with it going to www.yourdomain/catalog<or> whatever folder you made up for the location of your store......I did mine to store so when they type in my domain it goes straight to the store...Hope this helps<BTW it was just simple javascript i used to do the redirect

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello everybody,


My name is richard and I just like the millions os scommerce maniacs out there think this is a great application. Also I unlike all the so unfortunate people out there chose godaddy for hosting and domain because they are so popular and got all these awards, and ONLY GIVE YOU PHP IN SAFE MODE!!!! My fault, well our fault we all should have been good consumers and done our home work. I figured out why AdamSocial got his webiste to work. After reading this thread i was a little curious and it seems he switched hosting. The "a" record for his domain is not pointed to godaddy anymore it is now pointed to EZZI.NET . I guess we all know they have no problem handling the php functions this great e-commerce suite uses. I really do believe that the reason we cannot get our oscommerce software to work on go daddy's hosting is because of the way they configured php. I spoke to some guy there and I was very nice to him explaining what i thought was going on. He said he had no clue what i was talking about and anything php or mysql should work because they installed it. yeah .... Well I found a temporary fix to my dilemma. Anyway i think i did. I'm still testing it. I'm running it perfectly like i have been for a month on my own webserver, but the connection is slow. That was the whole reason for hosting. Im going to check EZZI.NET's prices and probably cancel with go daddy and move there. I tried a million things to get this to work on godaddy's hosting site and was unsucessful on every turn. I can get the software to work on a PII 300Mhz machine with a distro of debian linux and all software i installed myself without the help of a GUI and altering the configuration to have it work on port 85 instead of port 80, but godaddy was a no go. I enjoyed doing my research on this forum. You guys are real nice and great people. As for my godaddy friends i think we should seriously consider web hosting elsewhere.


Thanks guys



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