On Oct 6, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Lance wrote:
Hi, I’m building my first website, and my client would like an online application form. I had them purchase a dedicated IP, and I built the form with the PHP Feedback Form action. The site is nsasecurityforces.com if you’d like to look at it.
Browsers take you automatically to the http:/nsa… address. How can I redirect just the application form page to use the https:/?
Since you’re only putting one or two pages in the secure area, simply make an “external” link to the page in question, rather than using the “choose the page from the list” (usual) link method in Freeway. Highlight your link text or object, press Apple-K to open the Hyperlink dialog, and click on the External tab. In the URL field, type in the complete URL (including the https:// scheme) and you’re done. Make sure that all links to this page use the external option. (Handy shortcut – once you have entered this URL once, it will appear in the External sub-menu from the normal “choose the page from a list” link tool. You only have to type it long-hand the first time you use it in that document.)
I don’t think I want the whole site to be viewed securely because I read on another thread that that would slow down load times. I’m using Freeway 5.6.1 on Lion.
It’s true that SSL imposes a drag on the server. Depending on how busy/popular your site is (and how up-to-date your visitors’ computers are), this may range from completely un-noticeable to a minor drag.
Also, when I publish I’m uploading via FTP, should I be using FTPS since they now have a dedicated IP? Or is that unrelated?
If you have the option to use SFTP rather than FTP, always take it. FTP is inherently insecure – all traffic travels “in the clear”, whereas SFTP encrypts everything with bank-level cryptography. But your suspicion is correct – these are unrelated. You can use SFTP on any server (shared or private) that offers the option.
freewaytalk mailing list
Update your subscriptions at: