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Vespah
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In preparation of launching a Magento store when it has become stable enough to do so, I wanted to find a shared host that I could put my Magento installation on.  For all those that have Magento sucessfully installed onto a shared server, please share the names of companies you’re hosting with.  It took me quite a while to find a host that had the picky requirements of Magento!

The host I’ve found that I’ve successfully installed Magento on: HostGator

I got the “Swamp” package, but I’m pretty sure the required technology is avail for all packages.

 
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Ron - thanks for pointing this out - affiliate link removed.

 
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Vespah
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You can consider it uncool if you like, but if I had this information - affiliate link or not - it would have saved me days of research.  If Varien decides to remove it, that’s fine.

If anyone needs help with setting up their install on HostGator, feel free to contact me through my profile.  There are a few small things that must be done (enabling PHP5, etc.)

Magento rocks!

 
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Vespah
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If you’re going to take mine down Roy, you might as well take Solar Frenzy’s down too:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/312/

 
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Vespah - done.

Ron - will do smile

 
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Vespah - 08 September 2007 07:56 AM

If you’re going to take mine down Roy, you might as well take Solar Frenzy’s down too:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/312/

Nice snitching there buddy.

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I should also point out that HostGator support is decent as well.  I have a few other sites with Bluehost, and their support is even better - just not Magento-friendly technology yet.  HostGator’s shared servers are also relatively fast considering the price.

 
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Solar Frenzy - 08 September 2007 08:11 AM

Vespah - 08 September 2007 07:56 AM
If you’re going to take mine down Roy, you might as well take Solar Frenzy’s down too:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/312/

Nice snitching there buddy.

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LOL!  Sorry man...Varien rained on our parade!  LOL

Great hosting though!

 
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I have installed Magento on “IValueHost” and on Bluehost
The Bluehost server is shared. The other is dedicated.
I do like Magento and want to use it on a production site, any idea when it will be out of Beta?

 
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I have installed successfully on a site5 (http://www.site5.com/) “totally ridiculous five dollar web hosting deal” with no modifications other than a quick (easy) switch to PHP5 in CPanel. pdo_mysql and php 5.2.1 were installed by default, and there were no problems with .htaccess files, etc…

So far so good smile

 
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Okay! I think I finally have Magento up and running grin on Lunarpages, which uses suPHP. The trick (for me) was to include use a custom php.ini with “open_basedir = Off” into my magento install directory, and adding the code
“suPHP_ConfigPath /home/my_username/path/to/magento/” into an htaccess file located in the same.

 
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Hey Mopar, or anyone else who knows, how did you get past:

Whoops, it looks like you have an invalid PHP version.

Magento supports PHP 5.2.0 or newer. Find out how to install Magento using PHP-CGI as a work-around.

This is what I get after changing the permissions to suit.  So, do I really need to run PHP as CGI when BlueHost has PHP running at version 5.1.6 (SOOOO close) rather than 5.2.0?

Thanks,

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Here’s an update for how far I have gotten on installing Magento on BlueHost.  First, I heard from BH tech support that they may be upgrading to 5.2.0+ sometime soon, so I didn’t want to go the CGI route, also because their PHP is CGI anyhow, so what the heck.  I modified the index.php to check for 5.1.6 instead of 5.2.0, and was able to successfully install.  I ran into one snag however, where it asked for the secure host, port and path.  When I provided the correct information for these fields, it could not connect successfully.

In order to get past this I used the base URL of the secure.bluehost.com hoping to come back to this later, and enter the correct information into the config.  It allowed me past, and I had a functioning site.

Now, I am stuck not being able to go secure.  If I run in non-secure mode, using http for the secure settings, then I can pretty much do everything, but of course that won’t do.  So, I am now trying to figure out why
https://secure.bluehost.com/~myusername/ opens the site, but when I click on a link to the “Checkout” and it tries to open https://secure.bluehost.com/~myusername/checkout/onepage/ that I get a #404 error.  If it is
http://mysitename.com/checkout/onepage/ it works just fine.

Any help on this part would be very valued, as I am pretty tired of trying to figure out where to tell it the real settings so that it will stick.

Thanks all!

 
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CrashTest - 13 September 2007 07:59 PM

Here’s an update for how far I have gotten on installing Magento on BlueHost.  First, I heard from BH tech support that they may be upgrading to 5.2.0+ sometime soon, so I didn’t want to go the CGI route, also because their PHP is CGI anyhow, so what the heck.  I modified the index.php to check for 5.1.6 instead of 5.2.0, and was able to successfully install.  I ran into one snag however, where it asked for the secure host, port and path.  When I provided the correct information for these fields, it could not connect successfully.

In order to get past this I used the base URL of the secure.bluehost.com hoping to come back to this later, and enter the correct information into the config.  It allowed me past, and I had a functioning site.

Now, I am stuck not being able to go secure.  If I run in non-secure mode, using http for the secure settings, then I can pretty much do everything, but of course that won’t do.  So, I am now trying to figure out why http://secure.bluehost.com/~myusername/ opens the site, but when I click on a link to the “Checkout” and it tries to open http://secure.bluehost.com/~myusername/checkout/onepage/ that I get a #404 error.  If it is http://mysitename.com/checkout/onepage/ it works just fine.

Any help on this part would be very valued, as I am pretty tired of trying to figure out where to tell it the real settings so that it will stick.

Thanks all!

Please let me know how to do this when you do as I have bluehost too....also if anybody has site5, please let me know how easy it is to put on there as i host with site 5 too, thanks guys

 
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Success on 1 & 1, but I had to do the following:

1. Use the .htaccess file from this thread: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/227/P15/

2. Create a MySQL 5.0 database instead of 4.0 in the admin.

I do have a question for the Magento guys. If you check out that thread & modified .htaccess file - US 1&1;users had to:

#php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off
#php_flag short_open_tag on

Will this have any side effects?

 
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I got the Magento Demo Store (Version Beta 0.6.12840) running on ICDSoft. So far everything looks like it is working, including swapping to SSL for checkout, etc.

These were the modifications needed after uploading the files.

.htaccess // commenting the php flags and making php5 handle php pages.

#php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off
#php_flag short_open_tag on

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php

DirectoryIndex index
.php

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond 
%{REQUEST_URI} !^/media/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/skin/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/js/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond 
%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond 
%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l

RewriteRule 
.* index.php

php.ini // PHP flags on ICDSoft can instead be set via a php.ini.  I have created one in the root directory of the store. short_open_tag was already enabled (check via System Info > Php 5 - in the side menu of your Control Panel) The first line turns off the magic quotes, the rest was supplied by ICDSoft

magic_quotes_gpc off
post_max_size 
20M
memory_limit 
80M
upload_max_filesize 
20M
max_execution_time 
120
expose_php
=off

Use the files supplied in this thread
http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/136/

This patch wouldn’t allow me to use the socket, but now you can use mysql5.stationXXX.com:3307 as your DB host. Please make sure that you have enabled remote connections via your Control Panel for the user you wish to use.

Start the Magento Installation Wizard. Good Luck.

 
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