The Dreaded Aol Issue
Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:06 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:28 AM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:20 PM
Actually the solution is much simpler and doesn't compromise security. The problem is that AOL uses a different server for HTTPS connections than for regular HTTP. The issues happened when the visitor would go from regular HTTP to HTTPS for cart functions. The solution was to simply enable HTTPS for the entire storefront. Unless the site is on an overcrowded server, the additional overhead is insignificant. In fact, our AOL users reported what they felt was a speed increase. Other users report no change.
That's not a real solution. I'd call that a hack, or a work around, no one should have to secure the entire storefront to get aol user's to be able to buy products. For one, that solution will not play out the same for all, all sites will not load quickly once shopping pages are secured. And regardless, it's just not a true solution, the Avactis software needs to be updated so that people can add products to their cart using any browser and their storefront should not have to be SSL secured. I never see storefronts that are completely SSL, there's a reason for it, it's unnecessary and it is indeed a burden on resources.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:23 PM