Purchasing SSL certificate


#1

I am in the process of buying a SSL cert for our Zen Cart installation. When purchasing the cert, it asks what URL should be inserted into the name. Examples were www.mydomain.com and secure.mydomain.com

What should I put in? I think that when you add SSH to Dreamhost, it creates a https://secure.mydomain.com domain, but I would prefer https://www.mydomain.com, if that is possible.

Thanks


#2

Don’t forget that you need a STATIC IP before the SSL cert will do you any good.

Wholly


#3

I was just afraid you were buying a cert somewhere else and thinking that you could install it yourself. (maybe I didn’t read carefully enough but someone would come along and totally misunderstand.)

Wholly


#4

We are buying a CERT from somewhere else, but I do see a place on the add https hosting to add the static IP address.

I assume that I need to buy the CERT first, and then add the https hosting after I get the SSL CERT? I will request to get one for the domain www.mydomain.com


#5

That sounds like the right way to do it to me. Have you looked around here for info on the wiki? http://wiki.dreamhost.com Just to be safe.

Wholly