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I'd like to add an SSL Certificate to my site and have PayPal IPN installed. I don't want to screw things up so am wondering if I can get either very detailed, simple step-by-step instructions assuming I don't know anything -which is not far from the truth.

 

Actually, if anyone can do this fairly simple (for those who know what they're doing) installation for me so I don't destroy my store I would be willing to pay to have it done.

 

Thanks to anyone who'd like to help with this rather basic, but important, task. :'(

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You'll find the osCommerce Pay Pal IPN module here:

http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contri...ns,2679/page,14

 

You can't screw anything up, because it's all new files and one new folder - no need to edit anything.

 

If your site is on a shared server (most are) then the first thing you need before going for a full ssl cert is a dedicated ip address for your website. You can't install a full ssl cert using a shared ip address. Check with your hosting company as not all of them allow people to purchase dedicated ip addresses for their website - so no SSl certs possible.

 

Once you've got a dedicated ip address you should then have an 'SSL' listing in your web hosting control panel. You use this feature to generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request). You take the CSR with you when you go to buy the cert (some hosts won't allow you to buy and install the cert yourself, so check first).

 

Once you've got the cert, which is just lines of encrypted text, you 'Import' it into your SSL section of your web hosting control panel, and get your hosting company to reboot the server operating system, Windows or Apache.

 

Vger

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You'll find the osC .....

Vger

 

maybe I may add

dont forget to adjust your config files for https dir

for easyness if you do not care for space copy the complete shop from http to the https dir

 

some cert-issuers allow testcerts without payment. e.g. trustcenter.de if you have a possibilty to test it on a dev.site it's alwasy to recommend. (need asscistance to install a test cert? pm me) and even if Vger is right and no files altered but BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP dir and db !!! so nothing can really happen ;)

 

dahui

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Only a small number of people, using the Plesk control panel and a few other lesser known control panels, have to use a two-folder system - so no need for most people to copy http files/folders to an httpsdocs folder.

 

Vger

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