Introduction to SSL
All you want to know about SSL
Updated over a week ago

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?

The SSL certificates we provide are Domain Validation (DV) type, which are designed to secure one domain only. The good news is that our Shared, WordPress and Cloud hosting plans include free SSL for all of your domains and subdomains!

I want a certificate with the name of the company!

Certificates with the company name in the address bar are Extended Validation (EV) Certificates.

At the moment we do not provide certificates of this type, but you can purchase a certificate elsewhere and install it via hPanel.

How do I get an SSL certificate?

Each of your domains or subdomains will have its own SSL certificate installed automatically as soon as you add them to your Hostinger account. Still, if you need an SSL for a domain or subdomain, you can install it for free from your hPanel.

Just head to the SSL section:

Click on Install SSL:

Choose the domain or subdomain from the list, and wait a few minutes for the SSL to finish installation. That's it! your website will be secured.


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