I'm looking for an easy way to implement https protocol on a LP addon domain that I have set up but essentially don't currently use. I would like that domain to hold my luxcal calendar, but initially not much else. Since I will be the only one using the domain, I don't need to deal with search-engine rankings, shopping-cart security, and the like. Just secure transmission of passwords, calendar data, and the like.
This thread currently ends with a wonderful-appearing, short .htaccess script that MrPhil claims is doing the trick. I am a novice at this sort of thing and would love to get a simple solution, but I understand that the world is seldom simple. Could someone give me a brief description of what I need to do, and do I need to purchase SSL certificates, etc.?