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GoDaddy shared hosting apparently forces you to buy one of their SSL certs, i.e., you can't use StartSSL and then upload your own.

Is there a way around that, perhaps using .htaccess as described here? If so, since the FTP login they provide in shared hosting doesn't let you above the visible root, how would I protect the key files?

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Get a better host. –  ceejayoz Oct 3 '11 at 19:03
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You can't specify SSL parameters in a .htaccess file. By the time the server knows what directory to look at, SSL negotation is long since finished.

In any event, there is no way around a service requirement anyway. Even if you had some technical means around it, it would still be a requirement, so you couldn't use those means.

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