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My 1st question is: Ipage registering for iPage hosting service? Hoping for any response. 2nd question I got is.. I did a search on all forums for "system requirements" and got a response indicating no matches. I find it incredible that this string is not present in the forums. What is even more incredible is that any piece of software in this day and age can survive without a prominent display of this information. I realize that osCommerce can be installed on a wide variety of platforms but at least SOME attempt should be made (other than the quick mention of PHP/MySQL/Apache)..

My specific question is whether PHP being in safe mode will affect osCOmmerce operation. I am attempting to install on a godaddy server and get no image uploads..

Thanks...

Comments (27)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

Got ahead of myself....

Depending on how you have safe mode configured OSC may or may not function properly..

What is your problem exactly? There are a lot of people here who use godaddy so I would not think you should have any problems...

Comment #2

That list of requirements is incredibly simplistic. Version ranges should be specified, perhaps even PHP/MySQL/Apache install options (like safe mode off?). One should not have to guess whether a iPage hosting service will be a problem or not. Reasonable system requirement specifications should also be required for contribution submissions (like cURL for Linkpoint payment module) without having to download and read every readme.txt. Of course, keeping track of which osCommerce/contribution versions need which versions/options of other software might require a little actual analysis and (heaven forbid) a database setup and a program or two written...

Comment #3

The exact problem is product images are not uploading. The images directory permissions are 777...

Comment #4

The contributions tell which version of osCommerce is required. Typically if you have that version the contribution will work..

This is an open-source still in development product. While it is extremely stable, it does require a little effort on your part..

Between the.

Documentation.

And these forums most questions can be answered. People will be more likely to answer your questions if you ask nicely, instead of taking your frustrations out on the board. Also, be very specific in your questions and provide all the details. It gets a little old to have to keep asking questions before the entire problem is presented. Get to the point and provide all the details..

Now....

What happens when you try to upload an image? Is there an error? Does it say anything? Where are you uploading from (ftp program or the admin area)? If from the admin area can you ftp to the directory? Do you get any other errors? If you look at the database does it show the correct filename for the image? When you look at the page does it show a red box? If you view source for the page is the path correct?..

Comment #5

Sorry if the posts seemed combative. One of my pet peeves is when computer professionals don't use their own tools (or even like them sometimes). My favorite example are those few who still like command line driven software. Computers are supposed to improve things, yes? Unless you believe the famous saying: To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer..

Anyway, on a product insertion from admin I do get an error:.

Error: File upload not saved..

And of course the little red X instead of the image on the preview page. No image file name is displayed (database field is probably blank but I could check)..

Mind you, this all works on my server. The image directory in configuration file is simply images/.

GoDaddy did mention that they cannot provide a full path so I assume they move things around a lot. This may mean the install is doomed since I also need to do additional uploads with a non-osCommerce script which may require the full path to do a "fopen"..

Thanks...

Comment #6

I am having this same problem (I think at least from the description) also on a godaddy hosted iPage website and I was wondering if this problem was ever resolved..

My problem is whenever I try to upload a new product with image, I get:.

Warning: move_uploaded_file(d:/hosting/healthihome/catalog/images/Planet_liquid.gif): failed to open stream: Permission denied in d:\hosting\healthihome\catalog\admin\includes\classes\upload.php on line 98.

Warning: move_uploaded_file(): Unable to move 'd:\TEMP\php11CD.tmp' to 'd:/hosting/healthihome/catalog/images/Planet_liquid.gif' in d:\hosting\healthihome\catalog\admin\includes\classes\upload.php on line 98.

I am using a Windows server on godaddy. It appears that the file uploaded to the temp directory okay but cannot be copied to the images directory..

Safe Mode is on so could the problem be a mismatch of UIDs? One other things I notice is although the file ends up in d:\TEMP the upload_tmp_dir is C:\PHP\uploadtemp..

Any thoughts anyone?..

Comment #7

You need to set the permissions on the catalog/images directory to 777 or read/write...

Comment #8

Thanks for the quick reply..

I read that the permissions might be the problem, but I do not see any way to set them on Windows for the directory. When I check the properties for the directory, it tells me that I cannot set permissions for it..

However, I am beginning to suspect that the actual problem has to do with the functions that are disabled on godaddy. Functions such as fopen, mail, and file are all disabled as a matter of security for godaddy accounts. While I am a novice at this, I think that without fopen enabled, I will get the 'failed to open stream' error..

I have asked them to enable these functions so we'll see what happens. I may consider another iPage hosting service as another solution..

Thanks again...

Comment #9

The system requirements are PHP, mySQL is recommended, and Apache is recommended. It will work with any database and web server that will work with PHP. That's all there is to it..

Did you try searching for safe mode in the forums?..

Comment #10

I did a search on all forums for "system requirements" and got a response indicating no matches. I find it incredible that this string is not present in the forums. What is even more incredible is that any piece of software in this day and age can survive without a prominent display of this information. I realize that osCommerce can be installed on a wide variety of platforms but at least SOME attempt should be made (other than the quick mention of PHP/MySQL/Apache)..

My specific question is whether PHP being in safe mode will affect osCOmmerce operation. I am attempting to install on a godaddy server and get no image uploads..

Thanks...

Comment #11


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