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PHP & SSL - what changes would I have to make?


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sathenzar

Hey everyone, I'm new to ssl. I know php really well, but I was wondering if I have an e-commerce engine would I have to make any changes to it to make it from un-secured to ssl-secured? Or would I just have to buy a package or something? I'm not too sure how ssl works. Could someone inform me please? I'd really appreciate it.

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nshahzad

You mainly need to setup your webserver to work with SSL, and https://.

Usually it involved buying a certificate from an authority (verisign, etc), and installing it to your server, or your host may offer signed certs and install it.

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sathenzar

so I shouldn't have to change my cart code or anything?

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fatboyuk

Shouldn't have to change any code unless you have hardcoded any http links in there, then they will have to be changed to https.

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sathenzar

thank you very much guys. I'm glad it sounds like a painless process. I haven't hard coded any http urls :)

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boogerjones

Where is your website hosted? What is your web server software (Apache, IIS, etc)? Is this a public site where people are actually buying stuff or is it just an internal testing application?

You wouldn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on an SSL certificate unless you need to. Consider generating a self-signed certificate (XCA can do this for free) if you only need internal access.

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