eCommerce Hosting Tips - How to Setting Zen Cart to work with SSL?
Ethan Jackson 03:40
An SSL (secure socket layer) is used to encrypt data between a browser and therefore the server, protecting sensitive information that's transferred from your customers to your store. you'll recognize SSL mode by seeing HTTPS:// in the computer address in your browser’s address bar. this should always also be accompanied by a secure padlock symbol in your browser, often in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window or in the address bar.
HostForLIFE.eu offers shared SSL to encrypt the data when it is transferred across the Internet. Additionally, daily backups are offered to provide customers with automatic recovery of lost data.
If you already have your own certificate for your domain name, you need to edit the subsequent files of your Zen Cart script so as to make it work with SSL:
To access those files, we suggest that you use the File Manager service in your HostForLIFE's Plesk Panel account. Navigate to the location of the files and select them, then click on the Edit button at the top of the screen. Locate the following code:
// Use secure webserver for checkout procedure?
The domain.com is the actual domain name that is assigned for your Zen Cart website. You need to change “false” value for the SSL to “true”.
Note that there is a difference between www.domain.com and domain.com . It depends on the certificate that you have purchased so make sure that you enter the correct value in the configuration file of Zen Cart.