Using Shared SSL Certificates (Windows Hosting)
If your hosting service provider offers shared SSL for securing access to sites, then you can switch on SSL encryption without purchasing your own SSL certificate.
To secure connections to a site by using an SSL certificate shared by your provider:
- If you are subscribed to several hosting packages and have access to several webspaces associated with your account, in the Subscription menu at the top of the screen, select the required webspace.
- Go to the Websites & Domains tab > Shared SSL (in the Advanced Operations group).
- Select the domain name of the site that you want to secure.
- Select the Switch on shared SSL checkbox.
- Specify the virtual directory name in the corresponding input field. The virtual directory with the supplied name will be created under the domain whose SSL certificate is shared (called master SSL domain). This directory will be used for accessing your site through SSL.
For example, let us suppose that you have a domain named mydomain.com, the master SSL domain is defined as master_ssl_domain.com, and the virtual directory name you supplied is
my_virtual_dir. In this case, to access your site through SSL, you need to use the following address: https://master_ssl_domain.com/my_virtual_dir.
Note: You cannot use your domain name (for example, mydomain.com) to access your site via SSL if you are using shared SSL.
- Select the directory where protected content is located under your website. The documents within the specified directory will be accessible only through SSL.
- To make your domain accessible via SSL only, select the checkbox Make this website accessible only through secure connections.
- Click OK.
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