can't reach admin... .htpasswd_oscommerce work around?
Posted 05 August 2012 - 15:57
Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:21
The admin .htaccess password is NOT required. If you didn't enable it, it won't prevent you from accessing the admin area.
I suggest uploading the two files again and over-write the existing files. This will disable .htaccess protection. Furthermore, with hosting as cheap as $4.00 a month, why would anyone ever choose FREE limited hosting...??????
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:57
I've replaced the two ht files but with no avail. And again I can't even get the htpasswd file onto the server. Burt suggested yesterday that I might redownload the dist and try a fresh install, but this damn free host makes that a two day filefest with their limited concurrent connections. Sounds like the answer is to just belly up and find a better host.
I still can't help but to want to repair this installation. I really think everything will work as intended once I get into my admin panel. If that file isn't needed then is there by chance some other reason why my only error reads: Error: Invalid administrator login attempt. Does the database have to be in ascii for both username and password? Maybe something with the blank username field in the administrator table when I empty the administrator table to reset the password?
Posted 05 August 2012 - 18:14
sounds like some problem with password class. Maybe DIR_WS_CLASSES or some server problems there are. Would be helpfull if you can switch on debugs to clarify errors.
Look after server error reports or try to use http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7705/v,23 in admin site