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First question I have is Hullo Can some one give me suggestions on free iPage web hosting sites, besides myspace please...? Thanks in advance for any comment. Another quick question... I have had OSC operating without any problems for a number of months... with no problems .....

But I installed the 'Shop By price contribution' which installed without no problems and appears to work..

But I now seem to have an intermitant cart, for example if I browse the iPage site and select a product and 'add to cart' it then is added to the cart, but if I try a little later it does not add to the cart..

The enrty point does not seem to make any difference (Froogle, select by model number or even select by price). I have tried to find a pattern without success. Also I have also had this 'intermitant' problem when I try to delete something from a cart. Again there does not seem to be a pattern..

It might have no connection with the 'Shop by Price' contribution - it could be I have only just noticed it..

The worry factor is how many people have had this problem and have had no way of calculating lost sales !.

Any ideas.

Henry..

Comments (6)

Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

[quote name='Henry' date='Oct 23 2004, 10:14 PM'].

Intermintant CART.

I have looked carefully at the problem and it is intermitant.. in fact it might have been there from the initial istallation of OSC.. If I enter the iPage site as a customer and access a product from 'best sellers' sometimes it works and sometimes not..

If I enter from specials ... same intermitant effect..

If fact same problem if I enter from catorgories....

There does not appear to be a pattern..

Any ideas of what I should check ? .

Henmry..

Comment #2

Post your configure.php file here, without the db info, password, etc. also include the document root (open admin, tools, server info and search for document_root)..

Do you have cache enabled? what are your logging settings? your session settings?.

How is 'store sessions' set in the configure.php?..

Comment #3

The information........

This is the configure.php from clockstop includes.

<?php.

/*.

OsCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions.

Http://www.oscommerce.com.

Copyright © 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.rowtex.co.uk'); // eg,.

Http://localhost.

- should not be empty for productive servers.

Define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://www.rowtex.co.uk'); // eg,.

Https://localhost.

- should not be empty for productive servers.

Define('ENABLE_SSL', true); // secure webserver for checkout procedure?.

Define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'www.rowtex.co.uk');.

Define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'www.rowtex.co.uk');.

Define('HTTP_COOKIE_PATH', '/clockstop/');.

Define('HTTPS_COOKIE_PATH', '/clockstop/');.

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

Define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG', '/clockstop/');.

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', 'D:/Inetpub/CustomerRoot/www.rowtex.co.uk/www/clockstop/');.

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

Define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', DIR_FS_CATALOG'pub/');.

// define our database connection.

Define('DB_SERVER', '**IP ADDRESS OF SERVER'); // eg, localhost - should not be empty for productive servers.

Define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', '*******');.

Define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', '*******');.

Define('DB_DATABASE', '*******');.

Define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false'); // use persistent connections?.

Define('STORE_SESSIONS', ''); // leave empty '' for default handler or set to 'mysql'.

?>.

This is the confiure.php from admin includes.

<?php.

/*.

OsCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions.

Http://www.oscommerce.com.

Copyright © 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.rowtex.co.uk'); // eg,.

Http://localhost.

- should not be empty for productive servers.

Define('HTTP_CATALOG_SERVER', 'http://www.rowtex.co.uk');.

Define('HTTPS_CATALOG_SERVER', 'https://www.rowtex.co.uk');.

Define('ENABLE_SSL_CATALOG', 'true'); // secure webserver for catalog module.

Define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', 'D:/Inetpub/CustomerRoot/www.rowtex.co.uk/www/clockstop/'); // where the pages are located on the server.

Define('DIR_WS_ADMIN', '/clockstop/admin/'); // absolute path required.

Define('DIR_FS_ADMIN', 'D:/Inetpub/CustomerRoot/www.rowtex.co.uk/www/clockstop/admin/'); // absolute pate required.

Define('DIR_WS_CATALOG', '/clockstop/'); // absolute path required.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', 'D:/Inetpub/CustomerRoot/www.rowtex.co.uk/www/clockstop/'); // absolute path required.

Define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');.

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

Define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG'images/');.

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_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG'includes/languages/');.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG'includes/languages/');.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG'images/');.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES', DIR_FS_CATALOG'includes/modules/');.

Define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN'backups/');.

// define our database connection.

Define('DB_SERVER', 'IP address of server'); // eg, localhost - should not be empty for productive servers.

Define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', '*********');.

Define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', '*********');.

Define('DB_DATABASE', '********');.

Define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false'); // use persisstent connections?.

Define('STORE_SESSIONS', ''); // leave empty '' for default handler or set to 'mysql'.

?>.

I assume you mean doc-_root.

=doc_root no value no value.

Or.

=docref_root no value no value.

...do you have cache enabled? normally it has been switched off, but I have tried it switch on today and I am having the same problem..

...what are your logging settings?.

Store Page Parse Time false.

Log Destination /var/log/www/tep/page_parse_time.log.

Log Date Format %d/%m/%Y %H:%M:%S.

Display The Page Parse Time true.

Store Database Queries false.

.....your session settings?.

Session Directory /tmp.

Force Cookie Use False.

Check SSL Session ID False.

Check User Agent False.

Check IP Address False.

Prevent Spider Sessions True.

Recreate Session False.

Hope this gives you enough information.

Henry..

Comment #4

Try changing your session and cache path to something like this and create the dirs..

D:/Inetpub/CustomerRoot/www.rowtex.co.uk/tmp/.

Or.

D:/Inetpub/CustomerRoot/www.rowtex.co.uk/www/clockstop/admin/tmp/..

Comment #5

I am still trying to find a solution... had a further look through the forums in the hope of finding something....

Back in Nov 15 03 user cold1too appeared to have a similar problem, but the post title must have changed - there were references to doc_root in the replies..

If it was not intermitant I would have a fair chance of finding it by tiral and error. I have posted the configure.php's, but still can't find a solution..

Henry..

Comment #6

I changed both the cache path and the session paths as suggested everything seems to work, but I still seem to be getting this intermitant cart problem..

To give an example if I log into the iPage site as a customer, if I select an item and add to cart the iPage site jumps to shopping_cart.php and shows what I have added to the cart - I can try this a number of times with no problems. I then leave the iPage site and go to it again (as a customer) and clcik add to cart, it goes to the shopping_cart.php page but no product is there..

I try this several times and most of the time it works with no problem, but sometimes not..

If there was a pattern we could track the source of the problem .....

Has anybody got any further ideas that I could try ? .

Henry..

Comment #7


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