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I have an SSL installed on my hosted server.  It partially covered the site and I could still access my AdminCP.  For the SSL to completely cover the site, the web host (Inmotion) did something called a "force SSL" for the SSL to cover the entire site.  That made the SSL cover the entire site.  However, I could no longer log into my AdminCP.  I spent 3 hours with an Inmotion technician last night trying to fix the problem.  Then we took the "force SSL" off so I could log into my AdminCP.  Now I'm here.

I began my search of the IPS Community and found this.  "Using SSL (HTTPS)"  

I've been running my web site for 23 years but I am not a technician and I don't know where the "conf_global.php file" is.  I also have custom advertising and I have all the ads linking from "http."  I have not added any code.

In short, I need someone to do this for me so my SSI works with the IPS forum or someone to lead me through this step by step.

 

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If you have difficulty with the below or still encounter issues after doing the below, please have your hosting provider remove the HTTP to HTTPS redirect on the server as it may be battling the software.

The conf_global.php file is located in the root of your installation directory. Based on your URL, this should be in a directory called "discussion". You will want to contact your hosting provider for a full path to the directory.

Once you change the URL in your conf_global.php file, you will want to clear your cache by going to ACP -> Support -> Clear System Cache. That will update all URLs in the software itself. You will need to update any manual URLs.

Unfortunately, as you are self-hosted, this is self-managed so we can help guide you with software questions but anything hosting related, you will want to contact your hosting provider or server administrator for assistance as that would be outside our scope of support.

If you do not wish to handle any of this and rather just manage your community, have you considered our Cloud?: https://invisioncommunity.com/buy

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Thanks.  I have one more question.  Currently, there is an SSL in the site files but it has to be forced to cover all pages.  I have not seen any discussion pages with the https unless it is forced.  The only way they will be covered is if they are forced to show https.  If I make the changes to https in the discussion file, clear the cache, and manually change the advertisement files to https before all pages are forced to https, will there be any detrimental effects on the how the discussion pages work.  You may have answered that already.

I will take a look at your Cloud.  I'll work everthing out next week.  Thanks again.

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22 minutes ago, bobwifcon said:

Thanks.  I have one more question.  Currently, there is an SSL in the site files but it has to be forced to cover all pages.  I have not seen any discussion pages with the https unless it is forced.  The only way they will be covered is if they are forced to show https.  If I make the changes to https in the discussion file, clear the cache, and manually change the advertisement files to https before all pages are forced to https, will there be any detrimental effects on the how the discussion pages work.  You may have answered that already.

The software will take care of any changes to it's internal URLs so those will become HTTPS once you perform the changes I mentioned. If there is any custom code or manual URLs that are HTTP, you would need to manually update these. HOWEVER, there will be a HTTP to HTTPS redirect in the software once your apply the changes.

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