Webhost does not support .htaccess
Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:44 AM
We are hosted on yahoo and they do not support .htaccess file uploading (in fact no file beginning with special character ) but we do not want to change hosting as they are good and have a local no. for any technical issue , plus their email is also very good
So what could be we loosing if there are no .htaccess file after installing CS cart 3.0.6
Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:58 AM
Thank you for your message.
The main issue which will probably occur for you is the problem with the SEO add-on. Generally, the SEO add-on is not enabled without the .htaccess file located in the root directory of your CS-Cart installation. Otherwise, all the rest CS-Cart features should work properly. So, if you are not planning to use the SEO add-on in your store, you can keep your store without this file in the root directory of your CS-Cart installation.
CS-Cart Support team
Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:17 PM
SEO add on and its ease of use is one of the main point we are switching to CS Cart form Zen
Is there any (simple) way to have SEO addon without .htaccess ?
and there is another point - yahoo does not allow .htaccess file upload not only in root directory but neither in any other directories. We hope this is not a problem for some other feature
Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:38 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:13 PM
Thank you for the reply.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to use the SEO add-on without this file at all. So, I suggest that you should contact your server administrator and ask him/her to allow you to create .htaccess on the server. I hope they might concede your request.
As regards the .htaccess files in other CS-Cart directories, this should not affect CS-Cart functionality. However, I strongly recommend you to have these files as they are created in default CS-Cart installation for security reasons.
CS-Cart Support team
Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:44 PM
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I offer Website Design, Management, Hosting and Graphic Design services. I'm located in Portland, OR and have been using CS-Cart since 2009 and doing Website design since 2003. I would love to hear about your next project!
Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:51 PM
I would suggest finding another host that does not lock down their servers that much. Just sounds like a nightmare of issues coming. But that is just my two cents.
I agree with this.