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uploading file to server
https or http

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Msg#: 3655947 posted 1:26 am on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)


I've just installed SSL on my server and I want to upload my site to the server, but I'm not sure which folder I should upload it too. Public_html or Private_html ? I want my whole site to be secure.
If I upload the whole site to the private_html folder, what would happen to the public_html folder?




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Msg#: 3655947 posted 7:35 am on May 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

nothing happens to your public_html folder other than it being empty. all your files will be accessible using the https. you can always create a redirect so that anyone who tries to access your site from public_html (http) is take to the secure site.


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Msg#: 3655947 posted 2:43 pm on May 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome aboard deepman007!

I want my whole site to be secure.

Are you absolutely positively sure you want to do this? Pages secured by an SSL cert must be encrypted and decrypted during transit. Even the fastest servers and users with the fastest computers (because the browsers do the decrypting for display) will demonstrate a significant slowdown over non-SSL pages.

Your site will load much slower than necessary. You should only use SSL on pages that need it so it doesn't slow down every . . . . single . . . page on your site.


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Msg#: 3655947 posted 5:29 pm on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thank you all for the answers. The is my first time doing E-commerce site.
1. All I have to do is to put files in those two folders and everything well work? Ex: links, forms,etc. Do I need to make any configurations ?

2. If the user has already logged In and go to the contact page, the broswer will prompt you are leaving secure connection ?

3. Do you guys have any standards or good practice to do this kinda of thing because I'm totaly new to this.

Sorry for asking too many questions.

Have a nice day.

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