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Ioncube: The New Normal

Ioncube: The New Normal
With the release of AOM v5.5.0 a few months back, some changes to the install/upgrade process made things difficult for some users. We’re going to look at this situation in detail, cover the history involved, and outline some steps that can be taken to hopefully minimize any individual difficulties in relation to using Associate-O-Matic on certain webhosts. The situation began... Read More

Simple Mistakes To Avoid

Simple Mistakes To Avoid
Setting up an AOM store is not rocket science; but to some people it seems that way. And to be fair, unless you’ve done something a bajillion times, there may be aspects of a process that can be confusing. Driving a vehicle, cooking, learning a musical instrument or how to operate a cash register can be similar examples of tasks... Read More

The Invisible aomtrial.license File

The Invisible aomtrial.license File
Probably no other file in Associate-O-Matic is misunderstood, overlooked or ignored more than the aomtrial.license file. And yet it plays a crucial role in setting up the Trial version. The instructions are straightforward, and clearly indicated. Still, it’s missed by a large number of new users for some reason. So if you’ve come here to learn about this mysterious little... Read More

GoDaddy and the Blank White Screen

GoDaddy and the Blank White Screen
It’s been some time since we’ve had to examine the installation process for Associate-O-Matic on GoDaddy. But over the past few months we’ve been seeing a lot of users with very similar questions about how to do it, and it’s almost always the same answer. So to assist anyone else who might be having difficulties in the future, it’s time... Read More

Common Installation Problems

Common Installation Problems
While the basic install process for Associate-O-Matic is not difficult, sometimes problems do crop up. These can have a variety of reasons, from errors in uploading the files, server configuration, or just overlooking the obvious. Many times, actually reading the error message shown (if any) will give you everything you need to sort it out. Listed below are some of... Read More

Ioncube: A Users Guide

Ioncube: A Users Guide
Since its introduction into AOM with V4.2.0, Ioncube has probably been one of the most misunderstood components of the entire program. Certainly, people who were originally attracted to Associate-O-Matic because of its ease of use were horrified at the level of programming complexity that seemed to suddenly be required. I will admit that I found it a struggle at first,... Read More