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    Lightbulb having a ssl secure page on your site

    how would i go about changing one of my pages on my site from a http:// page into a page secured by ssl (https://) do i just simple use a link 2 get to the page and tell the link to take the browser to the https:// page and not a http;// page?

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    Have a look to see if your hosting offers shared SSL certificates. They will usually provide a seperate address for this (1and1 use sslrelay.com/yoursite/). Then it's just a case of linking to the page using the shared URL instead.

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    There should be a separate area on your hosting to upload secure pages. You then simply reference the page using the full URL with the https: on the front. Of course you will also need to purchase a security certificate for your domain to be able to use that area without the page giving invalid certificate errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall
    Of course you will also need to purchase a security certificate for your domain to be able to use that area without the page giving invalid certificate errors.
    But if you don't it will still secure the data and be encrypted and all it is just that the user will get that security warning dialog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy
    But if you don't it will still secure the data and be encrypted and all it is just that the user will get that security warning dialog.
    Which would probably put off more (not-so-techie) users than not having the page encrypted at all.

    Most users don't realise that a message warning that the page contains non-secure elements is normally referring to an image hosted on a non-SSL server.


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