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Hello. I have read a few tutorials on how to do this, and I have seen a few posts on it. Seems pretty easy, and I would like to do this. My host, powweb, provides a shared ssl certificate. However, I can not buy my own from them.


Heres what I have:


 define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://shop.thelooksaloncatalog.com/'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers
 define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://thelooksalon.secure.powweb.com'); // eg, https://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers
 define('ENABLE_SSL', false); // secure webserver for checkout procedure?
 define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'shop.thelooksaloncatalog.com');
 define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'thelooksalon.secure.powweb.com');
 define('HTTP_COOKIE_PATH', '');
 define('HTTPS_COOKIE_PATH', '');


I turned enable_SSL to false because it wasnt working. It gives me a 404 that the page doesnt exist on the server when I check out. The issue is, i installed oscommerce to www.shop.thelooksaloncatalog.com so I think that might be whats giving me troubles. If someone could help me out I would really appreciate it, thanks!

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You need to talk to your host to get the proper syntax for the shared ssl. It varies with hosts but usually includes the user name. As for a private ssl, you can purchase that in a number of places. It doesn't have to be from your host. Just be sure, if you do, that they will allow you to use a private one.



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Nowadays you can also get SSL with installation, so if you have problems installing you can get them sellijng company to install it for you. Normally the hosts would do help do this but if they won't sell you an SSL then they probably won't help indtall it either.

Upon receiving fixes and advice, too many people don't bother to post updates informing the forum of how it went. Until of course they need help again on other issues and they come running back!


Why receive the information you require in good faith for free, only to then have the attitude to ignore the people who gave it to you?


There's no harm in saying, 'Thanks, it worked'. On the contrary, it creates a better atmosphere.



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