SSL certificates

What is the process for installing ones own SSL certificate? I know that I first have to pay a fee to get a dedicated IP. Can I buy a cert from the provider of my choice or do I have to buy from DH? Assuming I get a cert, how is it installed? I’ve never done this before.


The Dreamhost Wiki has a pretty complete article about setting up ssl on dreamhost. If that doesn’t anser your questions, just post back here and I’m sure some of the experts can help you a little more.