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Got a question... Does anyone know a good free domain iPage hosting service? Looking forward for any comment. Another question on my mind: I've heard people say that you should not have SSL on the whole catalog, and that you should just have it on the shopping cart and when the customer is asked for login and password. I haven't heard any reasons why though. Right now my whole catalog is SSL secured. Is this bad? I thought it was a good thing and that some companies such as authorize require that you have the whole catalog SSL secured in order to use their services.

Thank You!..

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You betcha! however you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm this as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you contact the iPage guys because they can give you an answer better...

Comment #1

Anything coming over SSL will be slower than plain http because everything is encrypted at the server and decrypted by your browser...

Comment #2

It's bad in that you're using up more server resources than necessary and your customers will get a slower browsing experience overall. The whole catalog doesn't need to be secured because no really "sensitive" information is being passed about while the user is browsing around....

If you set it up as recommended, you notice not just the check-out is secure, but anywhere personal information is being displayed/passed - such as the "My account" pages, etc... The way to go, is to just secure the parts that need it....

Likewise for the admin, the whole thing does not have to be secure (secure meaning the SSL cert, not the fact that it's password protected) - just the parts where you are viewing customer orders and info... oSC, by default, doesn't make it easy to secure only certain parts of the admin which is why I came up with this simple mod:.

Http://www.oscommerc...tributions,2274..

Comment #3

Thanks Nate I will check this out..

And thanks for the info on ssl and entire site. Who needs to slow down things any more than what they are..

Kel..

Comment #4

I'm okay with the SSL kicking in only on personal information pages. But I've noticed that, if for some reason the customer has to edit an error in the address or credit card pages, when the user resumes the order, the transaction is no longer passed through the secure URL. I'd like to fix this...?..

Comment #5

I've heard people say that you should not have SSL on the whole catalog, and that you should just have it on the shopping cart and when the customer is asked for login and password. I haven't heard any reasons why though. Right now my whole catalog is SSL secured. Is this bad? I thought it was a good thing and that some companies such as authorize require that you have the whole catalog SSL secured in order to use their services. Just wondering. Thank You!..

Comment #6

This is a very good question. I would like to know about this also...

Comment #7


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.