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What is SSL?

Monday, 01 September 2014 by Kirk Yedinak

The SSL (and TLS) protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site, such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates (also known as secure server certificates or SSL certificates) are required to initialize an SSL session.

Customers know when they have an SSL session with a website when their browser displays the little gold padlock and the address bar begins with a https rather than http. SSL certificates can be used on webservers for Internet security and mailservers such as imap, pop3 and smtp for mail collection / sending security.

At HiTechValue Inc., we can create and install your digital certificate for any hosting package that we offer. Enjoy the peace of mind with 1024-bit encryption on your website.

How Do I Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for an SSL Certificate?

cPanel and WHM (WebHosting Manager)

Follow these instructions to generate a CSR for your Web site. When you have completed this process, you will have a CSR ready to be used to generate a SSL Security Certificate.

cPanel

It is rare that cPanel customers will have direct access to generate their own CSRs and install SSL certificates. If you are a hosting customer and you use cPanel, first check with your hosting provider on how you would go about requesting a CSR Also, check you cPanel Documentation for further help. WHM (Web Hosting Manager)

WebHost Manager is the control center of the CPanel / WebHost Manager package. It is used to set up and manage accounts. Use WHM to generate your CSR and install your issued certificate. To generate an SSL certificate:

  1. Click on the Generate an SSL certificate and Signing Request link in the SSL/TLS menu.
  2. Enter the email address to send the certificate to in the Email Address the Cert will be sent to field.
  3. Enter the domain that the domain is being created for in the Host to make cert for field.
  4. Enter the administration details of the certificate in the Country, State, City, Company Name, Company Division, and Email fields.
  5. Enter the password for the certificate in the Password field.
  6. Click Create

Generate SSL Certificate

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