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Quick question... Is there need of both web designer & iPage hosting service to make a business website? Many thanks for any answer or 2. 2nd question I got is.. Hi all,.

I am having some dramas with my iPage site at the moment that I am unsure of how to deal with..

I suspect that it may all be caused by my windows based host, but I am interested to know if it's something simple I have overlooked..

When a user clicks the log in link, they are taken to the secure login page as expected, but when they click the login button, the page warns that they are being redirected to an unsecure site. Whether you click yes or no, the login only half works. In that you can see your details if you click in 'my account' although the rest of the pages still call you guest and dont show log out buttons. If you try to purchase anything, then it tells you to log in, which does the same thing..

I bypassed this error by setting a link to the default page to SSL, but I also get the same warnings after a purchase is made. I cant seem to avoid this one..

Is this by design? If not, any ideas on what is going wrong?.

Cheers...

Comments (4)

Yup, but... you might want to make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm this as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the iPage guys because they can give you help better...

Comment #1

Thanks for the reply..

I think my configuration is correct. I've checked it quite a few times and have even gone as far as to install on a linux box with the security enabled to make sure that I was setting things the right way, and it seems I am..

As for the certificate, I am using a dedicated certificate which when called with https just gives access to the same directory tree..

I should clarify actually, that this isnt a warning of some secure and some non-secure items on the page. This warning is along the lines of 'you are being redirected to an unsecure site. Information may be transmitted to an external server' ... or words to that effect..

As I said, for the rest of it, the pages switch in and out of SSL mode the way I would expect, however when you come to the point where it moves out of the secure area, it throws this error..

Any ideas? I really dont understand..

Thanks again...

Comment #2

No one else gets these messages?.

No one knows why?..

Comment #3

That is not an error. That is a setting in your browser's configuration that you can turn on or off. In IE under Tools->Internet Options->Advanced->Security->Warn when changing between secure and non-secure sites (or something along those lines.)..

Comment #4

But surely you arent expecting all viewers of the iPage site to just ignore an error message relating to their security. And if this message is caused by the default config then ... well ... I would consider that a very serious flaw, wouldnt you say?.

As I have mentioned, it actually stops the iPage site from working in one place, and causes the error on another page..

To clarify. You're telling me that it is normal behaviour for this package to give viewers with a default IE installation an error regarding a possible security violation and redirection of their information to another site, both before and after actually making an order?.

If so, my question is this. Who is really going to trust me with their credit card details? I know I wouldnt trust a iPage site with that info if it had these messages...

Comment #5


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