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Quick question... Other than iPage, where can I get a domain name and host for cheap? Many thanks for any answer. Second question of mine... If anyone can explain what is happening here and what the solution is, I will gladly pay. This issue renders OSCommerce unusable for me..

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Http://www.siteclone...bstore/catalog/.

I have installed a completely fresh version of OSCommerce 2.2 milestone 2 with absolutely no modifications on my part. On most computers, when you go to this url you will get a completely empty file. Click refresh, and the iPage site comes up. But open a new browser and enter the url again, and it will be empty. However, on some computers it will come up just fine the first time..

I have spent many hours trying to understand why this happens. I know it isn't a problem with the server configurationthis only happens with OSCommerce. And as I said, I have made no modifications to this particular installation, so it isn't that. It isn't the browser itself, because I get different results on the same browser. I have a webstore with an older version of OSCommerce that works just fine. This only happens on the newer version...

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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

Thanks, Steve. But it isn't caching. I've definitely ruled that out. I and a few other people have all cleared our cache and immediately tried again, only to get the same results. And this has been going on for days, ever since I installed it. BTW, I assume that you experienced the same thing on this site, right?.

Anybody else? Is there a php.ini setting that I need to change? Again, this problem is unique to OSCommerce 2.2 milestone 2. I've never seen anything else like it...

Comment #2

Thanks Keith. I'd be interested to know what percentage of people do get it. I have two computers here, both running IE 6. One it comes up, the other gets a blank screenevery time..

Could this be a setting in my php.ini? I'm looking at some commands like.

Output_buffering = Off.

Output_handler =.

Implicit_flush = Off.

And wondering if any of these setting could affect the way the server sends the header or something like that..

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Mentor24.

: 30 January 2004, 05:06..

Comment #3

One one of my machines it came up blank.

My notebook it came up fine.

Windows XP on both and my browser on both is Avant..

Comment #4

Remove 'mysql' from the configure.php files..

The thing I would check is the sql session log (have to set path and enable this) and also the server access logs and error logs..

If this is happening at home, disable your firewall to see if that makes a difference. try from another system on a different carrier, ie if on verizon dsl try comcast cable, etc. does this happe on the admin side also?.

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Mibble.

: 30 January 2004, 05:18..

Comment #5

Check your server or PHP settings. I get this error in OS X with Safari:..

Comment #6

PS. that error in Safari is known to appear when a page is gzipped without a Content-Length header. Looking at.

This Gzip test.

Your page is gzipped and is not sending a content-length header..

A refresh in Safari and the page shows up, but you get the error at first. This might be the cause of the problems in other browsers as well. You could turn gzipping off and find out...

Comment #7

Thanks to everyone who responded. I think I've found the solutionor at least a fix. I changed output_buffering in the php.ini from Off to On, and pages started coming up correctly. output_buffering allows header info to come after body info, among other things. I'm not sure why this was necessary with my installation, but it definitely fixed the problem...

Comment #8

Warning: I'm new to OSC, but this might help....

I started making some small mods to the standard layout, and discovered that the first time my page was displayed, the footer would be inserted in the right column. Pressing reload would cause it to display correctly..

This happens whether I use NS, Opera or IE..

When I looked at the source, I discovered some extra </TD></TR>s and <TD><TR>s at the end of the categories code and at the start of the manufacturers code. These don't seem to be inside a table, so I figured they could cause problems..

This is not something I had introduced. They are there in the out-of-the-box code too..

So, I inserted a couple of </TABLE> commands at the start of footer.php and the problem went away..

Paul..

Comment #9

I have the same problem..

In the right column something does not work....

I've looked "inside" the code, boxes, classes ... nothing... there's something that generates things like this "</ </td>" ..

Cant understand why.

Thanks mentor, I followed your advice to put output_buffering on,.

It works. But I used this 2 functions :.

Ob_start.

Turn on output buffering (in header.php).

Ob_end_flush.

— Flush (send) the output buffer and turn off output buffering ( in footer.php).

So buffering - manuals say it could make page loading a little bit slower - is on only for that website, and not for all my virtual domains.

Anyway .... very very strange thing ......

Comment #10

If anyone can explain what is happening here and what the solution is, I will gladly pay. This issue renders OSCommerce unusable for me..

At.

Http://www.siteclone...bstore/catalog/.

I have installed a completely fresh version of OSCommerce 2.2 milestone 2 with absolutely no modifications on my part. On most computers, when you go to this url you will get a completely empty file. Click refresh, and the iPage site comes up. But open a new browser and enter the url again, and it will be empty. However, on some computers it will come up just fine the first time..

I have spent many hours trying to understand why this happens. I know it isn't a problem with the server configurationthis only happens with OSCommerce. And as I said, I have made no modifications to this particular installation, so it isn't that. It isn't the browser itself, because I get different results on the same browser. I have a webstore with an older version of OSCommerce that works just fine. This only happens on the newer version...

Comment #11

Possibly caching, either your own or somewhere along the chain..

I have had a similar problem with a redirected index page that I changed when I moved my iPage site to the main page..

It ended up being an ISP thing as the next day it corrected itself?.

Cheers.

Steven..

Comment #12


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