phantom007 — 2013-03-16T05:24:17-04:00 — #1
I have a domain hosted on a webhosting on a shared server / shared IP with cPanel access (not WHM).
I wish to have https enabled for my domain so that i can open my domain in both the ways:
I believe if you use a self-signed certificate you do not have to pay anything to anyone.
I followed the tutorial at https://kb.uk2.net/web-hosting/how-to-setup-a-self-signed-ssl/
On that tutorial they have mentioned "STEP 10: On the page that loads you will then click on the link under Activate SSL on Your Web Site."
But I could not find the "Activate SSL on Your Web Site" link on cPanel anywhere. Can u please help me do the same or help get achieve https for my domain?
Many thanks in advance
dklynn — 2013-03-16T22:42:28-04:00 — #2
Welcome to SitePoint!
With the latest cPanel, look under Security then click on the SSL/TSL Manager link. You must go through the steps there to get your private key, server signing requests and installation of secure server certificates.
Of course, you MUST have a dedicated IP address and your host may have modified the cPanel you have been provided.
phantom007 — 2013-03-16T23:05:46-04:00 — #3
thanks for reply.
can u pls explain why a dedicated ip is required and shared ip will not work in this case?
dklynn — 2013-03-18T22:09:47-04:00 — #4
It's a matter of security (for the SSL to work properly). You don't want to share your SSL with a hacker, do you?