noob... installing Wordpress via fantastico, no ssl?


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Im a bit of noob, first hosting account, like jumping in at the deepend.. Ive installed WP via fantastico, nice and simple.. but noticed there were no options during installing to make it secure... Admin access, and logins are all via http...

Im assuming that shared hosting packages come with shared ssl, how can I install WP to make it more secure...???

Thanks for any help...

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Thanks Tony, I cant find costs of moving to dedicated IP? I purchased my account yesterday...

Can I purchase SSL from you guys for the domain I registered through you, or do I need to source elsewhere?

I believe it is possible from what I have been reading, by editing the config file and forcing ssl..

Cheers...

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Thanks.. Ive requested this to be added to my account via the Support system...

Im in process of getting my ssl cert, and have been asked for server type.. would it be apache+openssl, or something else?

If just seen cPanel as an option, I would assume this would be the one?

Thanks

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I have experience with WordPress. I do not believe there is a secure option to log in. If you would like that option in a future WordPress version you should suggest it to the developers.

Secure login isn't relevant to WordPress really.. he's looking for a SSL certificate which is handled on the web server side.

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have experience with WordPress. I do not believe there is a secure option to log in. If you would like that option in a future WordPress version you should suggest it to the developers.

There are several ways to achieve a secure WP, the one I found, which works best for me was ForceSSL.

http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/20-wordpress-security-plug-ins-and-tips-to-keep-hackers-away/

Admin SSL (didnt seem to work with WP 2.9.2)

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/admin-ssl-secure-admin/

Force SSL

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/force-ssl/

Whilst I understand that as a non ecommerce site, its not essential to use SSL, for the sake of a few quid, why not... In situations that requre some form of authentication, I would rather it not be handled in clear text... regardless of its importance.

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Shared SSL is not offered if you require SSL you'd need a dedicated IP and a SSL certificate. Then as far as wordpress it would be a matter of configuring it to do secure logins. I'm not even sure if it does that

Thanks Tony, I cant find costs of moving to dedicated IP? I purchased my account yesterday...

Can I purchase SSL from you guys for the domain I registered through you, or do I need to source elsewhere?

I believe it is possible from what I have been reading, by editing the config file and forcing ssl..

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