Solved

Install 3rd-party Cert on hosted website

Posted on 2010-09-16
2
427 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a domain hosted on 1and1.  I control the Domain through a control panel and have FTP access to the server to load my website.  If I purchase an SSL certificate from a 3rd-party (e.g. GoDaddy), is it possible for me to install that certificate for my website, or do I need someone at 1and1 to install it for me?
0
Comment
Question by:Bill Walton
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
ad4m1 earned 125 total points
ID: 33697091
You should be able ot install it yourself but you'll need to play about with the .htaccess file in the root of your website to do it. If the file isn't there already you'll need to create it.
Also you need to upload your .key and .crt files somewhere (not publically accessible) on your hosted server and know the full path to them. If you don;t know the full path simply create a php file somewhere on your server and put the following in it.
<?php
phpinfo();
?>
That will give you the document path.
Then put the following in the .htaccess file.
SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile <Full path to your .crt (certificate) file>
SSLCertificateKeyFile <Full path to your .key file>
 
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Bill Walton
ID: 33704344
Tech support at 1and1 says 3rd-party certs are "not allowed".  Apparently I will have to test to know if they are blowing smoke or not...
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Microservice architecture adoption brings many advantages, but can add intricacy. Selecting the right orchestration tool is most important for business specific needs.
Introduction This article is intended for those who are new to PHP error handling (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11769/And-by-the-way-I-am-New-to-PHP.html).  It addresses one of the most common problems that plague beginning PHP develop…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question