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    osCommerce experience

    Hello,
    I am new to e-commerce and I am using osCommerce to build my site. Its called www.greatideagiftstore.com. I am reading through the osCommerce manual and it asks me to enter my web server information. I am currently hosting with Network Solutions and the site is located in htdocs/store. The manual asks me to enter my "webserver root directory" & "HTTP Cookie Domain" & "HTTP Cookie Path". I am not sure what these are, in the book it gives these examples:

    Webserver Root Directory - /home/username/public_html/catalog/
    The server path to the online store

    HTTP Cookie Domain - .your-server.com
    The domain to store cookies in

    HTTP Cookie Path - /catalog/

    "catalog" is a folder that came with osCommerce

    Thanks in advance for your help. I greatly appreciate it.
    Kimberly Kruse
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    Stop, if your site isn't launched yet I wouldn't use osc, get a supported pay product. You'll spend a couple hundred, but its better than spending thousands on an expert to handle osc installs and upgrades (the code is atrociously complex).
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    Quote Originally Posted by aspen View Post
    Stop, if your site isn't launched yet I wouldn't use osc, get a supported pay product. You'll spend a couple hundred, but its better than spending thousands on an expert to handle osc installs and upgrades (the code is atrociously complex).
    I couldn't agree more... a little investment in your business will be well worth it in the long run. I've lost count of the number of sites I've migrated away from OSC to more professional solutions.

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    What if you do the installs yourself? Then you'll save a couple of hundred on something that is free. I like OSCommerce. I would ask that question in the OSC forums. You're more likely to get a response.

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    Felix,

    ``webserver root directory'' can sometimes mean `localhost' (just type the words `localhost')

    Osc can be confusing to set up for the first time.

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    What's the another good CMS beside oscommerce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnjingGila View Post
    What's the another good CMS beside oscommerce?
    Do you mean the other e-commerce software?
    I can recommend you Magento as it works perfectly well. It loads very fast from SimpleHelix.com? They have updated it recently.

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    magento is VERY SLOW! beware.

    but magento is a nice script, i am trying to fix the bugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazbek View Post
    Do you mean the other e-commerce software?
    I can recommend you Magento as it works perfectly well. It loads very fast from SimpleHelix.com? They have updated it recently.
    actually just checked out simplehelix, their store runs a bit quicker than mine...
    4 seconds to add an item to cart as opposed to 6 seconds on mine.. im curious what they do

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    I'd advice that you also check ZenCart, CubeCart and AgoraCart as a possible free option. And X-Cart would be my choice for economy package - and install of it can be covered by initial support credit they give you.

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    Simplehelix.com and Mosso.com allow for the good download speed of magento.
    You can find more info about them at magentocommerce.com.


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