Normally, any text sent from your browser to the web server is sent as plain text. This means a cracker/hacker could potentially intercept the information sent from your browser and read it. By using the secure server the information is encrypted before it is sent.
Each domain hosted with HostingWebsitez has the ability to access our 128-bit secure server. There are no setup fees or monthly fees to use this service.
For example, if you want a secure link to your home page and your ssl server in your welcome email is secure45, you would use the following URL to link to your web page:
* Replace username with your own control panel username.
Your welcome e-mail should have the link to use for the server you are on. If you do not know what server you are on, send us a support ticket!
If you would like to have your own certificate installed so that customers can navigate your site via https://www.yourdomain.com, you will have to purchase your own certificate. You will need to request us to generate a key and install it on the server.
Once the key is generated, we will order and install the certificate for you and charge your account for that certificate. Certificates are renewed on a yearly basis.
Use SSL only where necessary. Pages load slowly over SSL and place a greater load on the server.
For more information on SSL, you can view this tutorial. http://www.bignosebird.com/ssl.shtml