I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..
Please forgive my apparent ignorance but -.
Could you please speak in english? what does "forums.oscommerce.com" have to do with this? I thought I was already in the forums. Can you give me any clue as to where to put this line? that is what file? I open up my file manager and I see a "sea of files" all could do something if I only knew!.
Thanks so much for your help..
Go to google, copy/paste that into the box, and click "Search".....
Try to run this in your phpmyadmin.
Alter table orders_status add public_flag int DEFAULT '1';.
IF you are not sure.
Log into your WEB iPage site control panel, then look for SQL, you should see a link for phpmyadmin click on it and a new windoe should appear, from the left hand menu select your database (might be in a drop down box) once your database loads in the main window, you will see a menu across the top. one of these is called SQL click on this, a box will appear in this paste the code above, then click the GO button on the bottom right.
Thank you so much Nic for your great helpful advice. I followed everything to the letter and this was by far the easier solution to use! Greatly appreciated! Thank you! Thank you! As I consider myself still to be a rank beginner with OsCommerce, I am really GRATEFUL for any help I get. I installed this version as a fresh install. (After I had tried to do an update once and failed dismally, I decided this was by far the easier solution to use) So I looked at the other two solutions which mentioned that I should have changed some coding somewhere, I had no real idea where to do this. I like this SQL solution you gave me! Ta very muchly!.
Now everything is cool and I may get some orders now!..
This worked, though I still felt I was in the dark and Nic's solution below looked much easier! However thanks for the hint. I didn't know this method would work so well. I will use it more in future!.