Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. 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 can answer it..
A welcome page or a splash page is old hat (unless you have an adult shop and want to restrict entry)...
Thanks for your replies. Well, the reason that I wanted to move the directory is that I want to make the store only part of my iPage website with a link to it from the other pages. I did what Jack_mcs suggested but something weird happened - I was able to edit the configure.php file in Admin/includes folder and save it, but when I tried to do the same with the configure.php file in the Includes folder it wouldn't let me save it. An error message popped up saying File saving failed. I tried it a couple of times but same thing happens every time. Now, when I go to www.mydomain.com/store a page for the store comes up but it just doesn't look right, al the links are broken, images missing etc.
Is there a way to fix this or would I be better off starting from scratch and reinstalling OSC? And if I should reinstall it, how should I set up the directory so it wouldn't install to the root folder?.
Change the permission of that file to 644 so you'll be able to modify it..
After saving the changes, change the permission back to 444 or 400 for BOTH configure.php files..
Where would I go to change the permissions? I checked both configure.php files but don't see any numbers there..
You use FTP or your webhost cpanel (File Manager) to change permissions...
I see, thanks. I found it in the File Manager but it doesn't show any numbers though, only r, w and x for owner, group and public. I checked the "w" for owner and went back and changed the configure.php files and had no problems saving them now. But still when I go to www.mydomain.com/store all the links are broken and there are no images and it all looks weird, not at all like I had set it up. And I can't access the admin page in OSCommerce at all. What could still be wrong?..
I am new to Osc but luckily managed to install it OK a couple of weeks ago. I installed it to the root folder - www.mydomain.com. Then I made a welcome page for the shop and called my iPage hosting company to ask how to add it to my store. The guy told me to rename my Osc shop to "store" and have the welcome page at www.mydomain.com and he told me how to do it. That seems to have created a problem however, because now when I want to edit the php files within OSc through the admin page it's just telling me that the directory doesn't exist because it's still set to www.mydomain.com. Is there a way to change the directory path within Osc (to www.mydomain.com/store) or will I have to reinstall it in order to get it outside of the root folder?.
Any help will be greatly appreciated..
You have to edit the includes/configure.php and admin/includes/configure.php files. But doing what you are doing is a bad idea, as mentioned in many threads here. It is better to edit the index page of the shop and leave it in the root..