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How Do I Secure Transactions?

Secure Certificate
Server Number
Secure URL
Secure Forms
Secure Microsoft® FrontPage® Forms

Please Note:   XyNexT has paired with E-Commerce providers to offer real time solutions that include credit card processing and merchant accounts.  This process does not necessarily involve the Verisign certificates discussed below. This page merely describes the process of securing (encrypting) sensitive data between the server and client.

Now, on to secure transactions. 

Virtual domain accounts support SSL (Secure socket layer) secure transactions. This method allows for secure, encrypted communication between the user's web browser and your web site. SSL requires that a secure host have a "certificate" signed by a company such as Verisign or Thawte. You can obtain your own certificate if you do not want to have to use our host name in your URL. For a more in-depth explanation of the SSL process, click HERE.

First thing you will need to know is "What Server Am I On?"  This information should be listed near the bottom of your setup email. If you no longer have a copy, we have placed one on your website at:

If that page is no longer available, you will need to login to your account via telnet. Click on the word telnet for further instructions. At the telnet prompt you will see something like the following:

www:/web/guide/YourDomainPrefix or
www2:/web/guide/YourDomainPrefix or
www3:/web/guide/YourDomainPrefix or
and so on.....

Please note:   "YourDomainPrefix" refers to that part of your domain name before the dot (".").  For example, if your domain name is, then "YourDomainPrefix" would be xyz

Also note: The path of the secured server depends on which server you are on (www#). Please make sure you know what server you are on and that you follow the appropriate instructions.

If you are on nt-nt3 the URL for
the secured server would follow this format: or or
                       #=( your server number )
So if your server number were nt3 it would read:

You can use this as a template for all servers listed above. If you are not on one of these servers,  please read below.

If you are on servers nt4-nt5, www1-www37,
or w101-w208 try the following: or, or,         

#=( your server number ) So if your server number were w208 it would read:

Other secured server goodies:

If you are using cgiemail with a secure form, please refer
to our faq on using email forms with cgiemail.

If you are using webform.cgi with a secure form, please refer
to our faq on using email forms with webform.cgi.

For cgiemail and/or webform.cgi using a secure form, follow the same steps as above.

If you are using Microsoft® FrontPage® try the following :

Let's say you have an index page that contains a link like this:

Click here for our Secure Order Form

fp_sec_2.gif (16490 bytes) Open that page in your Microsoft® FrontPage® Editor and highlight the "Secure Order Form" text. Now choose "Hyperlink" from the "Edit" menu.

Now you can type in the secure URL that will link your visitors to your secure page.

A Microsoft® FrontPage® form page referenced this way should need no other changes to submit securely and send email. A Microsoft® FrontPage® form referenced this way that saves the information to a file will need to have the permissions on the destination file set to 666 and the destination directory set to 777 (cannot be root Microsoft® FrontPage® directory)

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