Monday, August 13, 2007

How To Use Your SSL Certificate

As you are probably aware every singe iPowerWeb web hosting plan includes many great features, including an SSL certificate. We provide our shared hosting users with a shared SSL certificate in order to give them the ability to secure their web pages. This address is provided in Section 3 (III) of your account setup letter.

This means that you can have the lock in the bottom of your browser showing your visitors that your site is secure. To do so, you would use the same temp address, but use https instead of http. The example is show below:
(remember to replace the # with your hostname and the username with your username)

If you rather use your domain name instead of the hostname to secure your site, you must purchase a dedicated SSL certificate from iPower. As we explained in an earlier post, every dedicated SSL certificate comes with a dedicated IP address. This means that your website will have its own dedicated IP address rather than a shared dedicated IP address.

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