2.4. Your catalog URL
Finally, you need to know the URL to access your store from a web browser. Again, this can vary depending on how your web server has been set up. But, assuming a common setup of the Apache web server, your URL should be one of the following:
- Root or RPM install: http://localhost/cgi-bin/tutorial/pagename
- Manual install as user: http://localhost/~username/tutorial.cgi/pagename
If you aren't running your web browser on the server where Interchange is running, you need to substitute your server's host name (for example: machine.domain.com for localhost) where mentioned.
Note: It is recommended that you use the real machine name instead of localhost. The standard for cookies specifies that they can only be set when a domain name has at least two dots in it. If you use localhost, you will lose session information if you leave catalog, since the session ID is passed only as part of the URL.