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My first question is Can you recommend a good free iPage web host? Hoping for any response. Another question on my mind: Hi all,.

I've just been playing around with OSCommerce for the past day, liking it so far except I hate how difficult it is to just say, add an image to the header or edit some text.... Anyway first time PHP editing rant over..

The real problem is this..

I load up the iPage site in Firefox to check it, and it looks lovely. I clicked on one of the categories to check something in particular out, and the products appeared, BUT so did a list of subcategories (and this is the weird part) from a completely different website.

(planettrev.co.uk) that I've never even heard of - the only thing in common is we both use OSCommerce..

Http://psychedelickl...merce/index.php.

Is my main page, could someone else check this using Firefox (the problem occurs when I click on the meat category), just to reassure me that I'm not goiing nuts..

It works in IE though..

I mean, c'mon, that's -quite- mad behaviour isn't it..

Needless to say, these categories don't exist in my admin panel catalogue administration part..

Help! :/..

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Yup, however you might want to make sure and wait for someone else to confirm it as I am not sure. Better yet, why don't you call the iPage guys because they can answer your iPage question better...

Comment #1

Thanks Berkedam, but can you clarify slightly - sorry I'm a little slow tonight, especially where databases are mentioned (haven't dealt directly with them yet)......

So, it's basically that there is another user on my web host - also using OS commerce and our databases are interfering with each other?.

Where should I be looking for the database files in order to try renaming them? I'm just not sure what I'm looking for (.sql files?). If that could work I'll certainly give it a try..

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Phiil.

: 29 October 2004, 18:20..

Comment #2

Hi:.

Most of us manage the database with phpmyadminoften it's provided as part of your server control panel...

Comment #3

You're in dangerous territory if you start renaming your databases if you haven't done much work with them before. You could bork the whole store up pretty badly..

I'd take this up with your host. If you pay for your webspace, they should be VERY willing to help stop this from happening especially since this other store might be displaying YOUR items as well..

You might not actually have access to the database files yourself on a shared server anyway, at least not in a capacity where you could edit your own tables and stuff. Depends on the uptightness of the admin who runs the server...

Comment #4

Actually that seems about right - I just discovered I do have access via the control panel, but not for anything that really matters.

I've emailed my hosts, who seem pretty good so far.

It doesn't actually matter too much if I did do something catastrophic at this stage, as it's only a test iPage site that I'm playing around with for my own amusement (although if my jerky making friend likes it and I can convince myself that it will all run smoothly, it might just make it into the real world)..

Thanks for the help all, I guess I just wait for iPage hosting tech support now......

Comment #5

Hi all,.

I've just been playing around with OSCommerce for the past day, liking it so far except I hate how difficult it is to just say, add an image to the header or edit some text.... Anyway first time PHP editing rant over..

The real problem is this..

I load up the iPage site in Firefox to check it, and it looks lovely. I clicked on one of the categories to check something in particular out, and the products appeared, BUT so did a list of subcategories (and this is the weird part) from a completely different website.

(planettrev.co.uk) that I've never even heard of - the only thing in common is we both use OSCommerce..

Http://psychedelickl...merce/index.php.

Is my main page, could someone else check this using Firefox (the problem occurs when I click on the meat category), just to reassure me that I'm not goiing nuts..

It works in IE though..

I mean, c'mon, that's -quite- mad behaviour isn't it..

Needless to say, these categories don't exist in my admin panel catalogue administration part..

Help! :/..

Comment #6

No it does not work ok in (my) IE.

You and the oher store use the same tablenames on a shared server.

Ask your hoster to move your database to another server.

You could also try to rename your database with a prefix and an underscore.

Something like *phil_oscommerce* maybe your problem wil be solved than..

Don't forget to change both configure.php's also..

Comment #7


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