How to run iPage and Wordpress on my 100webspace site?

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My 1st question is: How to run iPage and Wordpress on my 100webspace site? Hoping for any answer or 2. Second question of mine... Is the SID killer already a part of MS2? If not, which version is recommended for MS2?.

Thanks, all!.


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Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

Thanks, I had forgotton bumping wasn't allowed. And, I can find the contributions section..

My question was, is it already incorporated in MS2? And if not, which of the two or three SID killers is generally recommended?.


Comment #2

There is a section in the MS2 admin that says Allow Spiders and gives you true or false values. Is that what you want to know?..

Comment #3

I'm not actually sure. My last experience with OsC was previous to MS1 release. I sold that store and am working on a new one, and I didn't know if the SID Killer (Ian's at the time) had been incorporated, or if I needed to add it in along with the other contributions that I'm adding. I saw that menu option in the admin, but I didn't know if it was that mod..

Thanks for your reply!.


Comment #4

I am using osCommerce 2.2-MS2My settings in Admin are Not to allow Spider sessions. That seems to eliminate SIDs when I test the iPage site using the Firebird browser to simulate googlebot (trick from another thread)..

Other bots (looksmart crawler) still have the SID when I view in who's online..

I have read almost every thread on SID killers and I get more confused the more I read..

So is there an SID Killer contribution for MS2.2? Any recommendations?.

(I don't want to force cookie use.).

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated..


Comment #5

I installed a SID Killer on my MS2.2 and I experienced logging in problems so I had to remove it. I am also interested to know if MS2.2 comes with a SID killer in built and if not what contribution to install that will work...

Comment #6

FWIW, the 2.2-ms3-cvs from early januaray 04 I have installed came with spider checks..

Here's how it works:.

OsC checks for the setting mentioned earlier in this thread, SESSION_BLOCK_SPIDERS, if true it compares the the user agent against a flatfile located at DIR_WS_INCLUDES/spiders.txt (e.g. catalog/includes/spiders.txt by default) and only starts the session if the user agent making the request is not listed in that file..

This is only checked if SESSION_FORCE_COOKIE_USE is not true..

From <catalog_path>/includes/application_top.php (line 143 for me):.

} elseif (SESSION_BLOCK_SPIDERS == 'True') {.

   $user_agent = strtolower(getenv('HTTP_USER_AGENT'));.

   $spider_flag = false;.

   if (tep_not_null($user_agent)) {.

     $spiders = file(DIR_WS_INCLUDES'spiders.txt');.

     for ($i=0, $n=sizeof($spiders); $i<$n; $i++) {.

       if (tep_not_null($spiders[$i])) {.

         if (is_integer(strpos($user_agent, trim($spiders[$i])))) {.

           $spider_flag = true;.






   if ($spider_flag == false) {.




It looks like looksmart's bot is ZealBot which is not in my spiders.txt. If you have that setting in your admin for ms2.2 you probably have the same code in application_top.php. You might want to double check that and have a look at your spiders.txt..

Oh, and I'm pretty sure strpos is case-sensitive, so keep everything in spiders.txt lowercase..

Hope that helps,.


Comment #7

Thanks Mitch. I added zealbot to the spiders.txt file..

That said, does anybody have a current list of the most common/popular bots we should be worried about..? i.e top 40?..

Comment #8

Is the SID killer already a part of MS2? If not, which version is recommended for MS2?.

Thanks, all!.


Comment #9

Search contributions for killer, htlps all of us if a search is performed first..

Comment #10

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