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First question I got is What is the best free iPage hosting service? Looking forward for any comment. Another question... I know this is a newbie questions but my script doesnt work for everyones browser seemingly. can someone just give me a script to forward my main page to /catalog, thank you very much..

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

In my .htaccess I used:.

DirectoryIndex /catalog/index.php.

You would place the .htaccess file in your root of course (or edit the one that's there if one exists).htaccess files will be viewable in your FTP client if you enable 'Show Hidden Files'..

Comment #2

The iPage hosting I use I cant find an htaccess file, I have seen it elsewhere tho, anybody have something I can put in the index.html or .php file?..

Comment #3

HTML/PHP redirects can be found all over the net (and are also built into many HTML editors).

But.

They make for very sloppy and unprofessional redirects..

Not sure I've ever seen a host that doesn't allow direct access to .htaccess files. Anything is possible though. I use Flash FXP personally and in that app, you need to enable the 'Show Hidden Files' option in Preferences. Even if you can't see it, a manual 'get' command will d/l it from the server. If you get to that point, search google for 'FTP get command'..

Comment #4

If you add the line DirectoryIndex /catalog/index.php to your .htaccess , will this be a problem for search engines to spyder your site?.

Thanks..

Comment #5

I use;.

<html>.

<title>My iPage website name</title>.

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">.

<script language="javascript">.

<!.

Window.location="http://www.mywebsite.com/catalog/";.

>.

</script>.

</body>.

</html>.

Paul..

Comment #6

Well the problem with adding the code in your .htaccess is that,.

When you try to log in your admin panel , it takes you directly to your store...

Comment #7

I know this is a newbie questions but my script doesnt work for everyones browser seemingly. can someone just give me a script to forward my main page to /catalog, thank you very much..

Comment #8

I am not sure if this helps, (I am a newbie) but I had a simillar question and my host had me do the following:.

I added this line in the .htaccess file in my root directory:.

Redirect permanent /index.htm.

Http://yoursite.com/catalog/.

This takes the user from index.htm in the root to what ever place you want...

Comment #9


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