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Offline NDF

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https?
« on: February 08, 2016, 11:58:49 AM »
Hi,
google chrome now requires https in order to use a webcam stream so how would I go about getting this on one of my domains please?

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Re: https?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 02:02:01 PM »
If this is on a basic shared server account, last time I looked at this you had to
  • buy a static IP address (from LP)
  • buy a private SSL certificate (from LP or elsewhere)
  • pay LP to install the certificate
  • pay a yearly charge to use the certificate
Something similar probably applies to other hosting plans.

Before you spend the money, check around and confirm that SSL is in fact required. I saw a blurb about there being a way for a site administrator to set up things so that Chrome does not require SSL, but it was dated several years ago and things may have changed. Off the top of my head, I can't imagine why there would be such a requirement, but who knows? Do note that Google is starting to rank SSL sites higher than non-SSL sites, so that might be enough of a reason.

Add: there's been some interest in two areas that could greatly reduce the cost to you. "SNI" might eliminate the need for a paid dedicated IP address, should LP choose to support it. There is also a free private SSL cert service trying to get off the ground, but I don't know if their certificates are usable on LP. Keep an eye out for developments on these two fronts. In the mean time, the method laid out above is still feasible.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 05:43:41 AM by MrPhil »
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Re: https?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 09:11:39 PM »
Hi @MrPhil,

Thanks for sharing your valuable answer. It is useful to me.

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Re: https?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 05:47:38 AM »
This year Lunarpages started offering free SSL (https) on shared server accounts, using AutoSSL. You no longer have to pay extra for anything to be able to use SSL.
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