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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by z0rg, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. z0rg

    z0rg Member

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    how do you get https ?
    whenever i find a post i cant understand what their saying

    can anyone please tell me exacly how to get http & https ?
     
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    I assume you are reffering to the https for a regular web site ( and not cpanel / whm ). You need to first find a vendor for a certificate. There are plenty out there, and a few resellers with bottom dollar pricing. A few to look at:

    http://www.freessl.org
    http://www.ev1servers.net ( scroll to the bottom )
    http://www.geotrust.com
    http://www.thawte.com
    http://www.verisign.com

    The process is fairly simple really. You sign up and pay for your SSL certificate from one of the many vendors. They then ask you for a "Certificate Signing Request" or CSR, which you can produce through WHM under the SSL section. You give this to the provider and they in turn provide you with a CRT ( the certificate ) and possibly a CA Bundle ( depending on the vendor ). You then click on "Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain" and insert the appropriate information there. Usually a vendor will be able to provide you with support for their product through their web site.

    You will need to allocate a dedicated IP for the account if not done so already. Its probably best to do this before you start the process.
     
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    weird, when i didnt have a server i was using a plesk reseller and you could use the https:// for any domain, just had to upload into the https folder, so with cpanel you have to buy SSL things?
     
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    plesk uses the coomon certificate instaled for the server while you connect to it. in cpanel also you can use this..

    https://serverip/~username/

    where serverip is the Server Ip address

    Username: is your username at the server.

    in case this dosent work this can be because the server doesn't have an SSL cert installed and in that case u will have to check the case with your server owner. in case u own the server; you will have to for an ssl cert; else there is no other go.
     
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    Sure, that's done in httpd.conf... but you'd have to buy an SSL certificate for www.domain.com otherwise you'll get warnings popping up in the browser if the name doesn't match.
     
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    what do i have to do in the httpd.conf file?
     
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    once u purchase the cert. you will need to install it via the whm. at the whm there is a section to install and setup a domain with ssl. click on it. copy the cert, the key to the correct place(it is simple and explanatory), put the domain name the ip and the username and click .. do it.. thatz all.
     
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    i know how to do that
    i want to know what todo in the httpd.conf file.
     
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    WHM will make the appropriate changes necessary for you within your httpd.conf
     
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