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First question I got is Is mydomain a good domain/iPage hosting service? Looking forward for any comment. My other question... My iPage site is set to www.mydomain.com/catalog so I had a .htaccess file placed that redirects my someone to my catalog if they type in www.mydomain.com.

When redirected it takes them to.

Http://mydomain.com/catalog/.

Will I have any issues with SEO since there is no www in front of mydoamin.com?.

Or will I have any other issues.....reason I have set on /catalog is due to my iPage hosting company......

Comments (58)

You betcha! but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another member to confirm it as I am not quite sure. Better yet, why don't you ask the iPage guys because they can answer you better...

Comment #1

I have it set this way because my iPage hosting company has some osCommerce features built into the cpanel. This allows me to use those features....I guess I have to figure out which is more important..

If I do decide to more the store up one leve....how do I do this?..

Comment #2

In your configure.php it will ask you where your store is located. Just change to / for your root directory. So something like:.

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

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

I don't think the database matters for directory location...

Comment #3

Ok if I change that in the configure.php I still have to move the files out of the catalog directory correct?..

Comment #4

Correct..

Adding something like this to your .htaccess will redirect if you choose to go that route:.

Redirect /rootdirectory http://www.newsite.com/catalog.

Or.

Redirect 301 /rootdirectory http://www.newsite.com/catalog.

301 redirects are safe for search engines...

Comment #5

My iPage site is set to www.mydomain.com/catalog so I had a .htaccess file placed that redirects my someone to my catalog if they type in www.mydomain.com.

When redirected it takes them to.

Http://mydomain.com/catalog/.

Will I have any issues with SEO since there is no www in front of mydoamin.com?.

Or will I have any other issues.....reason I have set on /catalog is due to my iPage hosting company......

Comment #6

If you r redirecting to the catalog, why not just move the store up one level and not worry about that part at all?..

Comment #7


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