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I'm on a shared linux server with hostgator.com and I just had them install my first SSL certificate (free with the Business plan). Basically, what i want to know is: What's next?

How do enable encryption of data so I can send CC information to the server?
Am I supposed to set up my domain so it now goes to https:// instead of http://? If so, how?
Is there anything I need to do with my PHP scripts to do this properly?

I'm really new to this, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Please see these pages:

Am I supposed to set up my domain so it now goes to https:// instead of http://? If so, how?

Apache will need to be configured. There is nothing you need to do with DNS. Read the Hostgator docs for how to get this setup through them.

Is there anything I need to do with my PHP scripts to do this properly?

You may need to adjust some configuration files, or update any scripts that have hard coded the URLs.

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@Zoredache, I should have specified that I got the cert from Hostgator through their Business plan. Does that mean the work is done and the site is now secure? –  bloudermilk Oct 1 '09 at 22:07
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I think you'll need to ask hostgator support. They should be able to give you a very prompt response to a straightforward question like that :) –  Twirrim Oct 2 '09 at 0:26
    
I tried once and I admit I was being impatient, but you all know a hell-of-a-lot more than most of the tech reps there. –  bloudermilk Oct 2 '09 at 23:05

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