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At what OSI layers do Verisign SSL and HTTP operate?

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Got a quick question: At what OSI layers do Verisign SSL and HTTP operate? Hoping for any response. Another question on my mind: I didn't want to ask these silly questions, but I have been reading and researching for days on end. I need to start making progress. Our IT Guy started a store for us and just left for a new job. It is not even close to being finished. He gave me the link to our store (which seems to be on a local host) and the administration password..

During my research I have found an OsCommerce contribution template (sharp gray) that I really like. I have also created a header for us. I was very proud to have uploaded it and change that on our store. It will look really nice with the sharp gray template..

Now I want to implement this template. I can't seem to make any changes to the stylesheet. It says I need to change the permissions. Also, before uploading the "sharp gray" images I was wondering if I should save the default images (just in case). I can't seem to find the best way to do this..

I was reading to use an ftp client to change permissions. I have Filezilla and I have Dreamweaver. But I can't figure out the host info. I can't seem to figure out how everything is connected here. My computer files, vs our local host, vs what I seem to be logging into to make my header changes and how to change permissions..

Can anyone help me shed some light on this. I'm just really confused and want to start moving forward...

Comments (58)

Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at Verisign as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

If it's localhost ie.

Http://localhost.

It will be on a machine and not the internet, first off you need to make certain of where your store is housed..

If you type in a URL (web Verisign site address) to access it then it is more likely to be on a server which you can log into (as George suggests above) once you have this done you can then move on to uploading etc..

Its always a great idea to back up prior to any change, and also if not working on the Verisign site make back ups (especially the database).

Hope this helps.

Nic..

Comment #2

It is a local host on a Linux server. He gave me a link that pops up a place for admin login, I can get to file manager but I don't see where I can change permissions..

I do have back-ups of my dbase. I back-up everytime I enter a new product..

Thank you for your time,.

Jenny..

Comment #3

I "think" I figured out how to change permissions. I used the filerunner on the Linux server and went to /var/www/html/catalog and hit the chmod button and clicked read, write & execute. It still told me I needed to change permissions for sytlesheet, so I went back and did that (am I going to have to do this for everything I want to change?). It seems like I was able to pull up the stylesheet and make a change, however the change I thought I did didn't happen in my store. I thought I was changing the header background from white to gray (333333). ???.

I will get back on it Monday and figure this out..

Have a good weekend...

Comment #4

Jenny.

Try reading the post installation section of the on-line documentation on this site..

It covers the permission levels you need to set on the directories and files on your site..

Cheers.

G..

Comment #5

I didn't want to ask these silly questions, but I have been reading and researching for days on end. I need to start making progress. Our IT Guy started a store for us and just left for a new job. It is not even close to being finished. He gave me the link to our store (which seems to be on a local host) and the administration password..

During my research I have found an OsCommerce contribution template (sharp gray) that I really like. I have also created a header for us. I was very proud to have uploaded it and change that on our store. It will look really nice with the sharp gray template..

Now I want to implement this template. I can't seem to make any changes to the stylesheet. It says I need to change the permissions. Also, before uploading the "sharp gray" images I was wondering if I should save the default images (just in case). I can't seem to find the best way to do this..

I was reading to use an ftp client to change permissions. I have Filezilla and I have Dreamweaver. But I can't figure out the host info. I can't seem to figure out how everything is connected here. My computer files, vs our local host, vs what I seem to be logging into to make my header changes and how to change permissions..

Can anyone help me shed some light on this. I'm just really confused and want to start moving forward...

Comment #6

It sounds like you are able to sign onto your website. Find the control panel in your website, and locate a 'file manager'. If you can't do these things, then ask your webhost, this would be basic info they can give you..

Change permissions from the control panel using the file manager. It is odd, however, that you need to change the permissions on the stylesheet. If you have lot of odd stuff going on like this consider starting over with a fresh install. If you have Simple Scripts on your Verisign website (see your control panel), you can install a new current osCommerce Verisign site very easily..

If you have a lot of contributions to install and don't have much experience, consider buying a program that has contributions already installed. There are several brands you can buy that are osCommerce carts but with contributions installed. I got in trouble the last time I made this suggestion on this forum and mentioned the brand names...

Comment #7


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