Set (Real) HTTPs in OpenCart

Written by Justin Goetz -

While setting up a site for a client, I ran into some trouble with OpenCart and HTTPs. Apparently, for whatever reason it was speculated that HTTPS "slows down" the load time for some pages, so the developers decided to only use HTTPS for the checkout portion of the site. For an e-commerce site, this was completely unacceptable to me. I want EVERYTHING on that site to use HTTPs. So finally after about 5 hours of working with Google, I discovered a wonderful blog post. Here is the link.

The poster said to do the following, and sure enough, it worked!

Look in upload/system/config/catalog.php and upload/system/config/admin.php. Set $_['site_ssl'] = false; to $_['site_ssl'] = true;