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More shared SSL help please!


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I searched through the old postings and can't come up with a definitive answer for my problem. I apologize for bringing up this issue again, but I would appreciate some input.


My webhost offers shared SSL in which I *must* place the files I want secure into a specified directory. Currently, I have everthing working OK on a nonsecure server. The webhost has a 1MB quota on this particular secure directory.


My questions are:


1. do I have to upload the entire "catalog" directory from my non-secure server into that particular secure directory?


2. if I do not have to copy the entire catalog directory, is it sufficient to copy only the files related to checkingout?? ie. checkout_payment.php ?? If not, what other related files are necessary?


I'm only concerned about having things use SSL whenever a customer enters their credit card info..everything else can be on the non-secure server.


I attempted to upload my entire catalog directory into that secure directory this evening, but ran into quota problems. If I were to leave all my images on the non-secure server...what problems would I face? I'm not sure how to proceed at the moment, so if anyone can help with some advice, it would be appreciated.


Thank you.

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Just out of curiousity...what host are you using?


Many hosts make you use https://www.somedomain.com/~yourusername



This doesn't mean that you have to put all the files in a new directory, but rather you access and link to your files through this url.


For example, if you want to go to http://www.yourdomain.com/secure-fille.html


you would link to:




You don't, however, have to actually upload that file to a new directory. Just use the new url. Hope this is your case....if not let me know.



Chris Sullivan

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From my emails with their help/tech support I am told to do the following:


1. transfer the files that I want secure into a particular directory that they have specified. (I made sure and ask them whether files have to be copied/transfered, and they confirmed - yes)


2. use https://secure.myhost.com/~myname/filename


I've tried to upload only checkout_payment into the secure server and then in configure.php on the non-secure server, I've set the appropriate lines to use the secure server.


I tested it by going tothe checkout page and this is what happens:


- checkout_payment is secure, as indicated with the little lock BUT nothign shows up on the page! I just get a blank, white page...

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