I'm getting really lost when trying to get OSC working on a host called Fasthosts in the UK. www.fasthosts.co.uk
bit of background waffle...
im on a shared server which is running MS Windows 2003 sever
it runs php
it runs mysql
i have a shop up and running at http://www.sloctcarswaleslimited.co.uk/catalog/
i have a paypal business account with Website Standard Payments
i have a module called "PayPal Website Payments Standard" in OSC
so, i thought, i had conquered all the basics.... but.... oh no... how the hell do i get it connected to Paypal
OSC seems to be asking all the right questions but... i just can't seem to get the answers from fasthosts....
It's asking me for a number of .pem files relating to security certificates....
i've managed to get the paypal public key .pem file but when i asked fasthosts for a .pem file relating to my website, they said they cant give it to me.
Looking deeper, it looks like i can can buy 10mb of ssl space on fasthosts... which i will if necessary, but im worried that's not the end of this?
but after speaking to about 5 tech people from fasthosts. They are saying..
1. You need a fixed ip address to be able to get a certificate.
2. They obviously dont offer that on a shared server.
3. I need to upgrade to a dedicated server.
All i want to do is give my customers a nice smooth checkout without them having to be a member of paypal. And ideally, i dont want them to leave my domain, but if they have to, it's nice and smooth...
anyone out there to help little old me?