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Hi All


I am currently testing and building my osCommerce eShop without an SSL connection though I do have this facility available from my WebHost.


Should I decide to use this - is the only place I need to ammend the contents of an osCommerce file in the config.php files of /catalog and /admin :?:


Thanks :)


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If the certificate is a shared certificate, some hosts use a different 'secure' server than the one your site is currently hosted on.


If this is the case, you will need to copy files across to the 'secure' server.


If you're lucky, the certificate will be under your webhosts site and will access your file via their domain name and no files should need copying. You would just need to make the changes to the two files you mentioned, catalog/includes/configure.php and catalog/admin/includes/configure.php.



Your site via internet: http://www.yourdomain.com

Your site via local file system: usrlocalyourdomain


To keep the shared certificate from poping up with an error saying that it's for the wrong domain (each certificate is linked to a specific domain name) you would access it like this: https://www.hostsdomain.com/~yourdomain/


The protection offered by a shared certificate and a certificate of your own is exactly the same, though it does look a lot more professional in my opinion to have your own so a seamless change from http to https occurs and no other domains are listing in the address bar and no popups will be displayed because of wrong server information.


I use a certificate of my own for the reasons mentioned. Though it's up to personal preference and how much you're willing to invest in your store.




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