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First off, How do you make a domain on Many thanks for any answer. Another question... How do I do that ? .

Install for the catalog opens on the instead of other words, I would like the catalog to be the first page of my site..

Thank you.


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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

Check if you host offer redirection. If so somewhere in your admin control will give you the option to redirect to ... that what fix the problem for me...

Comment #2

Ok, I understand. But still don't know the steps:.

During the installation, I upload everything to my public_html folder ? It would still be like public_html/catalog... or just copy everything from the /catalog to public_html/, to have the index.php on the folder ? .

If I'm lost, please tell me. Should I just install normally and then just change the parts of code you told me ? .

Thank you.


Comment #3


Yes, that is what you do, ... correct..


Comment #4

Copy the catalog folder to /public_html.

Once that is install typ.


If you get the install page then it is working. If not, check if you setup your data base in your iPage domain control. My install database name is yourdomain_shoppingcart and user name is yourdomain_db. I sugest also going back in to the installation note .. click on below link to take you there. I had problems understanding it for 3 days.

Took me 3 trys to figure the installation out. Eventually you will understand it more. Try it out if your still stuck, reply again...

Comment #5

I've already did a complete (and working.

) installation. My concern is about having the catalog loading on a request on a browser..

My question is (and I think it is already answered, but just to be sure): I copy the /catalog CONTENT to my public_html/ folder, not the /catalog FOLDER, right ? (sorry for insisting).

Thank you.


Comment #6


Yes, I assumed from your other posts in other threads that you have your store up and going, and just wanted to have the catalog load as you described above..

Totally correct, yes, the.


, and of course, all the sub paths/folders..

Don't forget to modify the 2 configure.php files, now you have shifted the path to the store up one level, you will need some minor changes there also..


Comment #7

2 configure.php ? I only knew about 1... : /includes/configure.php.

What do you mean: "some minor changes there also" ? will this change be too difficult ? .

Thank you for your quick answers....


Comment #8


Sorry, make that one, I was assuming you would also move the 'admin' folder..

Only as per second post in this thread, these 2 lines ........

Define('DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG', '/');.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/home/username/public_html/');.


Comment #9

Yes, the admin folder would be in public_html/admin. Do I have to edit it ? .

The 2 lines are on the configure.php too. Aren't they modified automatically during the installation ? .

Thank you again,.


Comment #10


I think you said you were only going to shift the 'catalog' path, therefore , assuming the 'admin' path/folder stays where it is, then there would be no need to change it..

Yes, they are modified if you tick the checkbox in the installation to do so. However, from memory, you already have the iPage site up and going (post install), and only wanted to shift the 'catalog' folder/path, so that when I visit your site:.


I will see your catalog/store..

I don't see a need/reason to redo the install, only change the 2lines in the configure.php, to reflect the "path shift"..


Comment #11

Sorry, my mistake..

I forgot to say I'm doing a brand new installation. I did a "test" install and now I'm doing the "real" one on my site. So yes, everything will be shifted; catalog, admin... I suppose I have to edit the configure.php on the public_html/admin folder too. Or are they automatically edited ? I suppose they are. (I hope they are.


Thank you...

Comment #12

Another thing: all this is because I didn't understood what "step 4" means. I did my first installation following the wiki doc. And I saw the text about putting all in root, but I don't (still) understand what they mean:.

Do you understand what they mean ? what should I put on each option ? .

I suppose:.

**WWW Address -.



**Webserver Root Directory - /home/username/public_html/ **.


**HTTP Cookie iPage domain -**.

**HTTP Cookie Path - / **.


**Enable SSL Connections - if you have ssl enable this **.

Enable secure SSL/HTTPS connections (requires a secure certificate installed on the web server).

Thank you...

Comment #13

How do I do that ? .

Install for the catalog opens on the instead of other words, I would like the catalog to be the first page of my site..

Thank you.


Comment #14


Yes, can't say I like to use the /catalog path, and we always setup osC websites as you want...

Here is the.


 define('DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG', '/');.

 define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/home/username/public_html/');.

... where /home/username/public_html ==.


(the osC store).

Of course the 'configure.php' I mentioned above is _really_ in:.



Comment #15

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