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Got a quick question: Can I add my iPage site to search engines? Thanks for any comment. Another question I got... I've tried searching for this answer, but can't find it....... This relates to oscommerce only in the sense that I'm trying to get started on it, and I am having difficulty doing that. I apologize in advance if this is an improper question, or improper forum..

Months ago, I decided to learn how to use oscommerce for my business. I set out to learn some Mysyql, php, and purchased a book (.

Oscommerce: Professional Edition.

, by Mercer)..

Well, I put it all down, and only recently decided I MUST do this. So, I started with Mercer's book, at page 1..

In my unsophisticated web page days, html and paypal was all I needed. Now, having a grasp of xhtml and css, I want to do the same thing I did then; build the page on my computer, work the bugs out, get it right, and then upload it to my commercial server(except now it will be a relational database, with all kinds of cool bells and whistles). In that vein, I want to do what Mercer tells me to do: I installed Mysql, I installed php (although the "installation" appears to be nothing more than unzipping it into a directory), and I installed an Apache server..

But my Apache server won't start. It gives me an error message, stating a "syntax error on line 127 of c: /Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load php5/php5apache2.dll into server- the specified module could not be found"..

I've checked and double checked: my php configurations and ini file (which I put in my Windows directory and renamed php.ini, just as instructed) all appear to be correct. I also entered "loadmodule php_5module "c:/php5/php5apache2.dll" as well as an addtype application instruction into the apache config files. This was all straight out of the book. And yes, I also looked in my php directory, and I see a php5apache2.dll file in there..

But it will not work. I get the same message, over and over..

So why can't I make it work? I think that I should master (or at least get a good grip on) Oscommerce, but to do that I want to start with the basics..

A lady on this forum, months ago, told me I should install an Apache server, and Mercer says so too, in his book. That's what I want to do. Please don't tell me to give up on the server idea, as such a basic failure this early in the game would be bad karma. Sure, I know that I could work off of my commercial server, but I don't want to do that..

Any specific thing I should check? I'm going to figure this out, one way or another, but maybe someone here has experienced this same problem when they first started, and can save me hours of time.......

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Yep, but... you might want to make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm this as I am not very confident. Better yet, why don't you call the iPage guys because they can give you an answer better...

Comment #1

Thanks for the advice I went to apachefriends.org and read about xampp. Although this book discourages "package" installations, I want to get moving on this project (and no one's told me how to fix this conventional setup), so I'll go for it....

I assume it would be a good idea to remove my new php, mysql, and apache before proceeding I'm going to read the quick install guide, and the other stuff, and see what if I should do so about that.......

Comment #2

Ok, I've removed all of the stuff I downloaded, I removed my pgp.ini file, and I downloaded an xampp installer for Windows. I started the installation process, and it asks me if I want to install mysyql, php, and filezilla as a "service,"respectively (with radio buttons to click for each one)..

Once again, I'm at a stand still..

I just read that xampp has all three programs (plus a bunch of other programming languages I don't need- perl, etc). I WANT all three (and I'll take the extra stuff; why not). That's why I'm downloading xampp, right?.

So why is it asking me if I want these items as "services?" What does that mean? Do I want these items as a "service," or do I just skip the "service" option, since a regular installation should include these items? Is the "service" version different?.

Am I needlessly reading into this? Comments, please? I really would like to start delving into oscommerce within a few days........

Comment #3

I guess I was needlessly reading into this. I chose the mysql, php & apache services, and moved on I guess I'll find out later if this question was even valid.... (didn't choose filezilla services; I've used WinSock from way back...)..

Comment #4

I AM CURSED!.

I tried to install xammp, and everything looked good, but I could not continue the installation when I accessed the web localhost/catalog/install page so I DELETED everything, because I had some old php files and stuff still on my machine, and I thought that might be screwing me up because it denied my access......

So I reinstalled xammp, and oscommerce, and now I cannot access the first, localhost/phpadmin page I get an "object not found on the server" now I went back to the xammp page, and it DOES install php, as well as mysql and apache..... so what's going on? Why can't I install this? What is going on?.

If just getting set up to start is so difficult, I wonder about oscommerce itself, if I ever get to it.....

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!..

Comment #5

This is an addendum to my last post: When I try to go to localhost/phpmyadmin , I get this message:.

Welcome to phpadmin.

MySQL said: Documentation.

#2003 - The server is not responding.

Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed..

I checked my xammp control panel and it said apache was working, BUT that MySyql database was deactivated. How do I make it come on?..

Comment #6

I think that you'll get more help on the XAMPP forums for stuff like this.....

Comment #7

IXNAY ON THE CURSE THING.

Xammp forum couldn't help me; but I figured it out: I forgot to remove the path setting I had put in the environmental variables, after I had removed the apache, php, and mysql, prior to installing xammp..

I removed the path setting, restarted, and everything's fine. Now, finally, after almost a week: I'll start on my oscommerce project...

Comment #8

Don't give up, once you have osc installed read the documentation that comes with the download of your version of osc or if it is not there download a copy from this iPage site and read that.

Then read the knowledgebase or download a copy once again from this site.

Http://www.oscommerc...s/documentation.

A roadmap for newbies by lindsayanng gives a good overview..

Http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?sho...=307356&hl=.

Also read the first 2 threads in the installation forum, they cover how to do loads of basic things..

Http://forums.oscomm...php?showforum=1.

Try these 3 threads as well.

Http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?sho...307356&st=0.

Http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?sho...p;#entry1366452.

Http://www.oscommerc...te-20060817.txt.

Finally use the search term.

Site:forums.oscommerce.com xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

In google whenever you get stuck...

Comment #9

I've tried searching for this answer, but can't find it....... This relates to oscommerce only in the sense that I'm trying to get started on it, and I am having difficulty doing that. I apologize in advance if this is an improper question, or improper forum..

Months ago, I decided to learn how to use oscommerce for my business. I set out to learn some Mysyql, php, and purchased a book (.

Oscommerce: Professional Edition.

, by Mercer)..

Well, I put it all down, and only recently decided I MUST do this. So, I started with Mercer's book, at page 1..

In my unsophisticated web page days, html and paypal was all I needed. Now, having a grasp of xhtml and css, I want to do the same thing I did then; build the page on my computer, work the bugs out, get it right, and then upload it to my commercial server(except now it will be a relational database, with all kinds of cool bells and whistles). In that vein, I want to do what Mercer tells me to do: I installed Mysql, I installed php (although the "installation" appears to be nothing more than unzipping it into a directory), and I installed an Apache server..

But my Apache server won't start. It gives me an error message, stating a "syntax error on line 127 of c: /Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load php5/php5apache2.dll into server- the specified module could not be found"..

I've checked and double checked: my php configurations and ini file (which I put in my Windows directory and renamed php.ini, just as instructed) all appear to be correct. I also entered "loadmodule php_5module "c:/php5/php5apache2.dll" as well as an addtype application instruction into the apache config files. This was all straight out of the book. And yes, I also looked in my php directory, and I see a php5apache2.dll file in there..

But it will not work. I get the same message, over and over..

So why can't I make it work? I think that I should master (or at least get a good grip on) Oscommerce, but to do that I want to start with the basics..

A lady on this forum, months ago, told me I should install an Apache server, and Mercer says so too, in his book. That's what I want to do. Please don't tell me to give up on the server idea, as such a basic failure this early in the game would be bad karma. Sure, I know that I could work off of my commercial server, but I don't want to do that..

Any specific thing I should check? I'm going to figure this out, one way or another, but maybe someone here has experienced this same problem when they first started, and can save me hours of time.......

Comment #10

An alternate route is to download and install XAMPP >.

XAMPP HERE.

Once installed, drop the catalog folder in the htdocs folder and you're ready for installation..

This might help too >>.

Click me.

Don't forget the.

Quick Install Guide.

And.

How do I ....

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Comment #11


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.