I’ve been with Dreamhost Shared for eight years, and I’ve been using Linux for nearly fifteen years, and I feel like the biggest moron on the planet because I have no idea how I don’t know this already, nor how none of the Google results make sense to me. I’m just a hobbyist when it comes to this, so I think I’ve somehow just missed this particular thing and have a gaping hole in my brain where https should live.
Anyway, I want my WordPress installs to be secure, as in https. Likewise my brand new owncloud installation. Everything https. really.
- My Dreamhost webmail is https. It works fine.
- I would swear my five year old installation of Wordpress was https until last year, but now it certainly isn’t now.
- For my old WordPress install, my new installations of WordPress and for ownCloud when I put the S in the address bar I get a visit from this guy:
When I Google that message, and when I search Dreamhost support for it, the results tell me DNS hasn’t worked. My hunch is this is not at all a DNS issue - with a http prefix it works fine.
The advice for hardening ownCloud in ownClouds own documentation suggests adding code to Apache configs, which I’m happy to do… but I have no memory of having to do that for WordPress or Webmail, so I’m not sure I actually need to do it for ownCloud. I think this is also barking up the wrong tree.
Edit: it appears that the Android app for ownCloud won’t connect to the installation unless it’s https, and as https doesn’t resolve the app won’t connect. This makes ownCloud… suboptimal, to say the least.
So my questions are:
- have aliens stolen the part of my brain that makes me understand this?
- how do I get https to work?
- what else have aliens stolen from my brain in this time? Do I need tinfoil hats to save myself?
thanks in advance.