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Thread began 11/24/2011 6:55 am by i.edwards384429 | Last modified 11/29/2011 9:48 am by Jason Byrnes | 1218 views | 8 replies |

i.edwards384429

https & ssl

Hi Jason

Have setup a shop and am doin g the final tweeking which includes setting up the gateway - sagepay and https but ....

I suspect I have a problem here with https.

My hoster "Fasthosts" gives the following instructions when setting up ssl on their server:


When you add an SSL folder, you will need to create a folder with the same name in the htdocs directory of your FTP for this package. Upload your SSL files into that folder.

I've spoken to fasthosts techies and they have confirmed that the path will be


htdocs\sslfolder\ps4shopfiles

so as I see it I would have to use a script to ensure that when

www.pcjsealers.co.uk ( ie index.php) is called it re routes to

sslfolder\index.php

Ok that is an easy issue to solve but are there any path issues?

Last thing I want is to find that the shop is full of path errors because I've put the shop in a sub directory.

If I do have to start from scratch do I have to start from scratch with all the design and cms I done already

cheers

Ian

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

normally, the site will be configured so that the address:
www.pcjsealers.co.uk/

points to the ssl folder:
htdocs\sslfolder\


so you would not need to use the address:
sslfolder/


just using the https protocol should point directly to the sslfolder, but you should confirm this with fasthosts.

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i.edwards384429

update

Hi Jason

I'm getting even more confused but suspect that PS4 cannot be setup on fasthosts without some modifications to paths.

I have sent them your comments about making the htdocs directory point to the ssl folder. I await their response.

However I have taken a screen dump from their help file - which I've attached- it appears to say that I have to create the directory

Isn't life fun

regards

Ian

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

i think you are misunderstanding what i am saying.


the https address:
www.pcjsealers.co.uk/

should point to the sslfolder:
htdocs\sslfolder\

whereas the http address:
www.pcjsealers.co.uk/


will pont to the htdocs folder.

so typing in the address bar:
index.php

will load the index file from the sslfolder:
htdocs\sslfolder\index.php



whereas typing
index.php


will load:
htdocs\index.php

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i.edwards384429

update

Hi Jason

sorry it's late here (11.00pm) and the brain is not functioning on all cylinders - off to bed in a moment.

So where do I put the ps4 files?

If I put them in the htdocs then

www.pacsealer.co.uk will as you say open the index.php in the htdocs directory

However at checkout

cart.php is called which as I understand it should be called from the ssl folder I would create

but if all the files are in the htdocs surely yhere is no cart.php in the ssl folder?

I'm off to bed tomorrows a new day

thanks

Ian

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

put them in the htdocs/ folder to access them using the address:
www.pacsealer.co.uk


put them in the htdocs/sslfolder/ to access them using the address:
www.pacsealer.co.uk

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i.edwards384429

update

Hi Jason

sorry to be so stupid but I'm still confused.

If I upload the PS4 files to the ssl folder I understand that anyone accessing

www.pacsealer.co.uk will automatically be routed to the ssl folder

but

what happens of the address put in is

www.pacsealer.co.uk as there is nothing in the htdocs folder?

Do I have to add a webpage in the htdocs folder with the meta tag

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=https://www.pacsealer.co.uk"> to route and calls to the https directory?

really sorry to waste your time on something that is clealry so simple

cheers

Ian

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i.edwards384429

update

Hi Jason

been trawling through Fasthosts help files - where there is nothing for PS4- but they do discuss oscommerce and their instructons say to install two copies of OScommerce one if thehtdocs folder and one in the shared ssl

"Install OSCommerce with Fasthosts
Before following these steps, you should:

add shared SSL space to your hosting
install OSCommerce on both your standard web space and your shared SSL space."

IS this what I should do with PS4??

thanks again

Ian

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you only need to copy the power store files from the standard web space to the ssl webspace on the server.

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