November 2, 2008

Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer or HTTPS is a URI scheme used to indicate a secure HTTP connection. It is syntactically identical to the http:// scheme normally used for accessing resources using HTTP. Using an https: URL indicates that HTTP is to be used, but with a different default TCP port (443) and an additional encryption/authentication layer between the HTTP and TCP. This system was designed by Netscape Communications Corporation to provide authentication and encrypted communication and is widely used on the World Wide Web for security-sensitive communication such as payment transactions and corporate information systems.

About This Guide

In this tutor guide for WAMP, we will show you how to create a self-signed SSL certificate; then, how to implement this self-signed certificate into WAMP. Next, we will show you how to setup HTTPS SSL on WAMP. This instruction guide for WAMP covers all necessary step by step with included illustration screen shots for each step to setup HTTPS SSL on WAMP. In this guide, we setup HTTPS SSL for WAMP on Windows Server 2008, but fortunately, the procedure to setup HTTPS SSL on WAMP is about the same in Windows Vista and 7, so you can use this guide to setup HTTPS SSL on WAMP in either Operating System ;-)

Free Trusted SSL Certificate

Even though there are a lot of small business and personal websites out there are using self-signed SSL certificates, it is much better to have a trusted SSL certificate in order to build customers' trust and improve the return rate. However, most people are afraid not to get a good Trusted SSL Certificate when spending too little or wonder if it's worth when spending too much??? How about a Free Trusted SSL Certificate ;-) Follow this guide until the end, you will eventually run into the information we provide to you in order to get and arm yourself a Free Trusted SSL Certificate ;-)

Don't try to fly over!!! We suggest that you should start with a self-signed SSL certificate until your WAMP works exactly the way you expect before actually substitute the self-signed SSL certificate with the trusted SSL certificate. Nobody wants the search engines' bots auto black mark on your SSL Certificate due to system errors, right???

Before following this guide, please get a copy of WampSSL on our Downloads page and follow the instruction included in the archive to install SSL library in Wamp first

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