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Secure Server files?


Taipan

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I am just going through a first installation and I am not sure about the secure server stuff. My host has given me the address for my secure server and wants to know what files I need putting onto the secure server. Once I do an installation what should go onto the secure server?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm not positive about this, but I'm pretty sure...

 

After you designate the secure server location in oscommerce install (eg. https://yourdomain.com) The instalation utility will automaticly place the secure files where they need to be placed. It is, I believe, checkout info, user info, review product info, and possibly some other stuff. I don't think that you will have to manually move anything to your host site after install. That is at least until you start to configure the app to your specific needs.

 

I just installed on the 5th so I'm by no means an expert. You might want to wait for a pro to post. I have just received a lot of good info from this board over the last few days and I thought it would be nice to give something back.

 

I wish you the best of luck with your site!

 

Take care,

 

Jonathan

 

The New Guy

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Thanks Jonathan, I'll give it a bit more time to see if anyone can add to this, but there is no harm in just trying it I guess. I am a total newbie and have never done anything much more than html before so I am out of my depth, really appreciate yours and other peoples time in helping me.

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If your secure server uses a separate directory (particularly if it is a different machine), then you will have to install the whole program twice. Once on the regular server and once on the secure server. You will be able to skip the database import on the secure server.

 

Hth,

Matt

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I am pretty sure the secure server is on a different machine, do I really have to install osCommerce on this machine too? Not sure if they will let me have access to this server the same as I have access to my domain server.

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This is what my host has sent me when I asked them about my secure server:-

 

{The address of your directory on the secure server will be

https://secureserver.com.au/username/. If anything needs

uploading to that directory, drop an email to [email protected].

Include your username, domain name and the location of where the files

are that need putting on the secure server. Typically clients create a

directory called secure_transfer and put those files there. We will

copy them from there to the secure server.}

 

So I don't know if doing a full install on this server is an option. Does anyone know exactly what is required?

 

Thanks in advance.

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You need the configure.php variables to be set properly on the secure server. Since your host won't give you access, try asking if they will do it for you. Essentially, it's the FS vars that will be wrong on the secure server.

 

Hth,

Matt

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Thanks Matt, sorry to keep asking more, I am trying to understand what I need to do.

 

First I install osCommerce on my domain server, run installation and set it all up. Do I then copy this across to my secure server and get the 2 configure.php files edited? Or does a fresh installation procedure need to be run on the secure server too.

 

Once it is on both servers and working, what happens when I make changes to the unsecure server, eg changing appearance, adding products, changing shipping methods, etc, do these changes need to be reflected on the secure server?

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Essentially, the installation just uploads the database and modifies configure.php. You will have already uploaded the database, so you just need configure.php set up correctly. All the http stuff should be correct. Just fix the https and FS variables so that they match the secure server (you should be able to do the https, but you will need the host's help for the FS stuff).

 

Hth,

Matt

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