HELP! Problems I have since switching to dreamhos


#1

Here are a couple problem that are rather serious that I am having since i switched to dreamhost.

Here is a list of all the problems I am currently having after switching servers that I could really use a hand with.

  1. After adding my ssl certificate to my new server i get an error box saying “The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.”

  2. This only seemed to have happened after installing ssl but now even if i disable ssl in the config files i still get this error when trying to access any of the oscommerce shopping cart pages: "Server Requirement Error: register_globals is disabled in your PHP configuration. This can be enabled in your php.ini configuration file or in the .htaccess file in your catalog directory. "

I have read through the forums and have tried adding in the .htaccess with the code php_flag register_globals 1 but that did not work. Would installing the register_globals oscommerce patch fix this? also why would this happen all of the sudden, was it from installing ssl?

thats all for now but seem to be rather large problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated


#2
  1. I think that has something to do with the shared environment, but someone else will have to answer that.

  2. register_globals is disabled for security reasons. You cannot “turn it on” with .htaccess, because PHP is running as a CGI binary. You must either compile your own version of PHP (so that you can mess around with php.ini), or revert to using PHP4. This is a failing of osCommerce, rather than DreamHost.


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#3

There is a contribution for oscommerce that when installed takes away the need for register_globals. Would installing that fix the problem?

What i dont understand is that, I had the cart working perfectly on dreamhost before messing around with ssl.


#4
  1. After adding my ssl certificate to my new server i get an error box saying “The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.”

I had the above problem with a godaddy certificate.

I had set up the certificate for
mysite.com

and forgot to also set it up for
www.mysite.com

You can check your certificate by going to http://yoursite.com and see if it’s trusted, if it is, then maybe all you need to do is get it set up for the www.


#5

hmm. I just tried going to https with no www. and it brought up a dialog box saying the certificate is for https://www.mysite.com then i was redirected to it.

so i dont belive thats whats going on here.