Fifteen - Secure Socket Layer
Normally, any text
(such as your credit card number) sent from your browser to the web server
is sent as plain text. This means that a hacker could potentially intercept
(however unlikely) the information sent from your browser and read it.
Therefore, by using the secure server, the information is encrypted before
it is sent from your browser. It would be practically impossible for anyone
to decrypt it without knowing the key.
The following example
uses yourdomain as the name of your domain and any page as the name of
the order form or the page you wish to be secure.
Use the following
url to call your pages via the secure server.
Please contact Support@OnTimeHost.Com
to find out what secure server your account is on.
The above page would
be accessed from the normal web server as:
Go to www.yourdomain.com:2082
and click on FormMail and follow the instructions for installing your formmail.
If you are calling
the formmail through the secure server, your action line and other code
will look like the following:
name="return_link_title" value="Back to Your Page">
The last two lines
allow a link back to your main page - thus they get a report of what they
ordered and a link.
It's important that
you call your order page through a secure URL (HTTPS) in order for it to