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UncleSteve

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For my credit card transactions, my bank want me to have a 128 Bit Certificate.

 

I've just looked at my website hosts options for ssl, and they want to know which domain or sub domain to secure which is causing me a bit of concern.

 

I'm going to reload my site anyway, so that's not a problem, but what I'm concerned about is if I have the directory my store is loaded in to made secure, how will the search engines index my site? Or am I way off thinking ssl prevents site indexing?

 

Should I be securing bits of my site, rather than all of it?

 

Any help will be appreciated please.

 

Steve

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You need to purchase the certificate for a particular domain name and have your host install it, if they will. Then change your configure file to use the ssl and everything will work as it should.

 

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Thanks for your reply jack,

 

This is what I get when adding a 128 Bit Certificate to my hosts cart.

 

sslpickie001.jpg

 

Looking at the above, it looks like I can have the ssl over the whole domain, or just part of it. What do you recomend/think?

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All full SSL certificates are issued to domains. In your case go for the www.yourdomain.com option. The secure.yourdomain.com option will mean that you have to duplicate files/folders in the secure folder. osCommerce only uses https (SSL) for the parts of your site that require it, and it's best to leave it that way. If you put all of the site behind ssl then you'll get zilch by way of search engine rankings, as they don't rank https pages.

 

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Thanks for the advice :)

 

My domain is quite big, so would it be better to have the SSL applied to just the store at http://www.mydomain.com/store?

 

Obviously I'm not up on this SSL, hence the questions. Am I correct in assuming from your reply, only certain pages will be via https, and this is done automatically?

 

Steve

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Vger - The ssl can be named whatever one wants. If secure.mysite.com is chosen, then that will work as long as the ssl is installed and the configure file is setup to use it. At least it works that way on Linux servers.

 

UncleSteve - You have to purchase the ssl for a domain name, like mysite.com. It doesn't matter if you have a directory after the domain name. That can't be included in the ssl name. The ssl will still work for any sub-directory like mysite.com/store/.

 

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