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Is anyone familiar with yourhost.com? I'm working on site on that hosting that we just converted to wordpress with the wp-ecommerce shopping cart.

They have the ssl setup, but instead of being able to use https on the url, you have to use a different beginning domain with the same path to the checkout.

This just gives a 404 not found error. The permalinks are set as usual with /%category%/%postname%/.

I'm having a little trouble communicating quickly with the hosting tech since we're on different timezones, so I'm hoping someone else has dealt with this before and can give me advice sooner.

Thanks.
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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H dyznit,

It sounds like they are providing a shared ssl certificate for all hosting customers.  This means that you'll have a very hard time getting it to work with WordPress because of the rewriting that WordPress does for permalinks.

I would just not use the shared certificate and instead purchase a secure certain that works with your domain name only.  That works far better in the short and long runs.  
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What's your opinion on this:
http://www.kerrins.co.uk/blog/admin-ssl/setup/

It says it works with shared, but this hosting company doesn't provide access to the database if were to fail. I'm nervous about that since it's hard to get in touch with the tech. There seems to be a lot of limitations on control of the site on that hosting.

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by:Jason C. Levine
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I have no idea if it will work or not from that page.  Overall, I would have to say that you're hosting with the wrong company if there are this many restrictions and complications on something simple.  

What you might want to try is to go back to default permalinks (?p=xx) and then see if that works with with the different URL for the ssl.  Default permalinks don't rewrite so it should work.
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I don't like the hosting, but stuck with it. The site is a customer's and they have no interest in moving to another host.

I did try the default permalink option, but got the same result. I'm just waiting on the tech to get in and be available at this point. Thanks for the advice.
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>> no interest in moving to another host.

As the expert, they should listen to you.  Something to work on there...

Sorry I couldn't have been more help.
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