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    Is there anyway to setup a secure server using Apache, and other related tools without having to pay anything? Normally you would have to buy a certificate or something, but can you do it without one??
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    >>pay anything?

    No.

    Hey, based on your question from other message, I am not trying to be rude but you definitely need to start from ground up.
    Start here -> http://www.apacheweek.com/features/ssl http://www.openssl.org/
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    Cheers for the links. I haven't done much with security b4, although I have done lots of websites. I just understood that you needed a certificate from BT Trustwise or another trusted company. I didn't know that you could do it without! I'll have a look at those links, and thanks again for your help!
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    The only way is to use a host that allows use of their SSL cert.

    We allow customers use of ours but the url is along the lines of :-
    https://oursecureurl/yourdomain

    If you buy a cert you can use your own domain.

    Regards
    Darren http://www.php4hosting.com/

    [This message has been edited by Carpe Diem (edited September 13, 2000).]
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    Free? Yes, run your own cert server. Or just use a test cert and key, this will still encrypt your htt.

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