How does an SSL certificate work?
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a security protocol that uses modern encryption to send and receive sensitive information all over the internet. It works by creating a secure channel between a user’s browser, and the website’s server to which the user wants to connect.
How does a website with an SSL certificate differ from a website without it?
You can easily find out if a site is using a secure connection just by looking at the address bar. A website with an SSL certificate will have a padlock (design will differ based on the browser):
More detailed information about the certificate can be found by clicking on the lock:
A site without a certificate will be marked with a red warning in most browsers:
Do I need a separate certificate for each site?
SSL certificates we provide are Domain validation type and are meant to be used with one domain only, it means that each of your domains or subdomains will need their own SSL certificate.
I want a certificate with the name of the company!
Certificates with the company name in the address bar are Extended Validation Certificates.
How do I get an SSL certificate?
You can purchase additional SSL certificates from the SSL page in hPanel: