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dragonusthei

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Hi,

I need to get SSL for my site

But do i need to buy SSL from my host or can i buy it from any where and apply it to my domain?

How does it work can i easly select whitch parts of my site i want the SSL to apply to?

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ssl means https
"Hyper text transferr protocol secure"
It's secure connection to whatever website you are visiting, and people can general jump in and out of ssl mode just changing the https://www.domainname.com
over to
http://www.domainname.com
You can set a server redirect to always force a secure connection, you can even configure sessions and cookies to only run on a secure connection.  As far as getting the ssl hooked up, it depends on your webhost, some of them have it included you just have to sometimes send a photoid, so they know it's you, and sometimes they are dumb and just set it up anyway, some have it included, but some you have to pay extra for, and some don't even have it at all.  There are different levels to that as well, so some would cost more, adn some are more trusted that others, go to wikipedia.org and type in ssl

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[quote author=dragonusthei link=topic=109816.msg442941#msg442941 date=1159436743]
Hi,

I need to get SSL for my site

But do i need to buy SSL from my host or can i buy it from any where and apply it to my domain?

How does it work can i easly select whitch parts of my site i want the SSL to apply to?
[/quote]

Your host needs to have support for SSL installed on their servers - it's usually just an SSL certificate generated and certified by some authority (GeoTrust is the only one I can think of now) and shared on that server. However, an SSL certificate is only valid for a certain domain and that gets rather messy. Possible, but not preferable.

You can also purchase SSL certificates from a certificate authority, and put them on your server, but I'm really not sure how you would go about doing this on a shared server.

Another way they may do it is to generate certificates on the server, which will work just beautifully when it comes to encryption, but the client's browser may say "Certificate from unknown authority" or something.

At any rate, you're going to have to talk to your host about it.

[quote author=businessman332211 link=topic=109816.msg443325#msg443325 date=1159480877]
ssl means https
"Hyper text transferr protocol secure"[/quote]

Well... kinda, but not quite. SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. HTTPS is simply the HTTP protocol over an SSL'ed connection. To make a short story shorter, SSL != HTTPS, nor does SSL imply the use of HTTPS. SSL is used by several protocols and programs, the great majority of which are not HTTPS.

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[quote author=businessman332211 link=topic=109816.msg443325#msg443325 date=1159480877]
ssl means https
[/quote]

SSL do not mean HTTPS... it means Secure Sockets Layer.
SSL is used in other places than HTTP. It is used for eg POP3 and SMTP as well.

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I meant https, I knew what ssl meant.
I don't however know what ssh stands for, just ssl, and https

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[quote author=businessman332211 link=topic=109816.msg443628#msg443628 date=1159531597]
I don't however know what ssh stands for
[/quote]

SSH = [b]S[/b]ecure [b]SH[/b]ell

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