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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Should I use iPage as a website host? Many thanks for any answer or 2. Second question.. Hello,.

My associates and I would like to use osCommerce to not only sell merchandise on our website, but also use it to sell subscriptions to our website's membership features. In other words, They could buy a tangible item like a book, then also add a membership to our featured articles section of the iPage site which is password protected. Is there a way to have osCommerce change the .htaccess file in our protected directory after the customer’s credit information is verified? It would be nice if it added their username/password for osCommerce to the protected directories .htaccess file automatically. If not we’re going to have to use a separate Membership management software package to bill and sell memberships..

Thanks.

Chris Hunter..

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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 poking around and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

We have primarily focused on physical products. Virtual products are also now supported but work in this area is still pending (shipping modules are not needed when only virtual products are ordered)..

Subscription based products would also not use the shipping modules, however it is in a slightly different arena than what the virtual products are in..

There has been interest internally to offer such types of products, however we'd rather work on what we now support to have it fully functional before introducing other product types...

Comment #2

Right...I also needed the membership/subscription capability, but have learned that a separate solution would work fine in conjuntion with osCommerce. If you're interested, I am looking into DreamAccount:.

Http://www.dreamcost.com.

I will also suggest to them to have an osCommerce module since they do take suggestions...

Comment #3

We built an oscommerce solution to sell memberships at crimescene.com. I am upgrading the system so it integrates amember, a membership sales program that is similar to dreamaccount but much better. And better than what we built..

When I pay for the integration and make it work, I'll post here re making it available..

Tom..

Comment #4

Hello,.

My associates and I would like to use osCommerce to not only sell merchandise on our website, but also use it to sell subscriptions to our website's membership features. In other words, They could buy a tangible item like a book, then also add a membership to our featured articles section of the iPage site which is password protected. Is there a way to have osCommerce change the .htaccess file in our protected directory after the customer’s credit information is verified? It would be nice if it added their username/password for osCommerce to the protected directories .htaccess file automatically. If not we’re going to have to use a separate Membership management software package to bill and sell memberships..

Thanks.

Chris Hunter..

Comment #5

I'd go for a seperate solution..

OsCommerce does not handle anything like what you need. You can code it in though..

And I wouldn't go for .htaccess files as it is hard to maintain..

Why not use a database for the authentication?.

Much more flexible..

Regards,.

Mattice..

Comment #6


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