Best Practices for SSL Certificates

If you’re implementing SSL on your site, you want to do it in the best way possible. Take a look at our best practices list below to see what you should do while setting up your SSL certificate (and what you shouldn’t). A site that has been correctly set up using SSL should fall into […]

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Changing How the HTTP Version of Your Site Works

Topics: Changing How the HTTP Version of Your Site Works for Non-WP Hosting Accounts Changing How the HTTP Version of Your Site Works for WP Hosting Accounts You can choose how your site treats visitors who try to reach its HTTP version.You are given three options: block all traffic, reroute traffic to the secure version […]

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FAQ – Default HTTPS Settings with SSL Certificates

Questions: Why does my site now default to HTTPS instead of HTTP? What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS? Isn’t web security only important if you have an e-commerce site? Can I change my site back to serving over HTTP? I already have a redirect set up on my domain. Will this cause issues? Why […]

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How to Change Your Site from HTTPS to HTTP

Topics: How to Change Your Site from HTTPS to HTTP on Non-WP Hosting How to Change Your site from HTTPS to HTTP on WP Hosting When you add an SSL certificate to a domain on your hosting account, the domain will default to being served over https. If you do not want your site to […]

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Let’s Encrypt FAQ

Questions: What is Let’s Encrypt? How does Let’s Encrypt work with subdomains? What is the difference between Let’s Encrypt and pairSSL certificates? I already have an SSL certificate. Can I replace my current SSL certificate with a Let’s Encrypt certificate instead? How do I know if my hosting type supports SSL? What do I do […]

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How to Add Let’s Encrypt to Your WordPress Site

Adding Let’s Encrypt to your WordPress site follows the same process as adding Let’s Encrypt to your non-WordPress domains. To see how this is done, visit our article, How to Add Let’s Encrypt to Your Domain. After you have added Let’s Encrypt to your WordPress site, there are two more steps you may need to […]

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Which Browsers are Compatible with Let’s Encrypt?

Since Let’s Encrypt is a free SSL certificate from the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), it may be incompatible with some browsers. To see the list of compatible and incompatible browsers, go to the Certificate Compatibility page of the Let’s Encrypt site. Compatibility with browsers is determined by whether the browser supports SHA-2 certificates […]

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How to Disable Let’s Encrypt

If you have Let’s Encrypt turned on, you can easily turn it off again. You may want to do this if you plan on installing a different SSL certificate on your domain. How to Disable Let’s Encrypt Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC) In the left sidebar, click Manage SSL In the drop-down, […]

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Troubleshooting: Let’s Encrypt Keeps Failing on My Domain

The Let’s Encrypt provisioning process is automatic, but can sometimes fail if the domain’s configuration is not set up correctly. Topics: Your domain isn’t registered at a domain name registry yet The domain’s DNS doesn’t point to pair Networks’ hosting servers DNS hasn’t propagated, preventing Let’s Encrypt from reaching servers Your www domain and non-www […]

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How to Add Let’s Encrypt to a Domain

You can add Let’s Encrypt to your domain easily in the Account Control Center (ACC) interface. Note: Let’s Encrypt does not work with domains that are using Weebly IP hosting. Adding Let’s Encrypt to a Domain Log in to the ACC In the left sidebar, click Manage SSL In the drop-down, click Manage Your SSL […]

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What to Do After You Get an SSL Certificate

So you bought an SSL certificate to secure your site. Now what? Now that you have an SSL certificate, you have access to the secure https version of your site. The extra ‘s’ at the end of https means that the site is secured by an SSL certificate. However, the non-secure http version of your […]

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How to Order an SSL Certificate

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates tell your visitors and potential customers that your site is trustworthy. It secures the connection between your website and the customer so that neither of you has to worry about data being leaked. You can easily get an SSL certificate on your site by ordering one through pair Networks. The […]

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Video: How to Enable SSL on Your Server

Learn how to enable SSL on your server: Transcript: Hi. This is Charlie and I’ll show you how to enable the SSL secure server. On the left-hand side, click Add Ons and then select the option that says Secure Server. To enable the secure server, click on the button that says Confirm Secure Server Upgrade. […]

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Video: Adding a pairSSL Certificate

Learn how to add a pairSSL Certificate to your domain in the Account Control Center: Transcript: Hi. This is Charlie, and today I will show you how to add a pairSSL certificate. On the left-hand side of our menu system, click Add Ons and then pairSSL certificates. This is the page where it shows all the […]

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Troubleshooting: I Have SSL, but My Browser says My Site is Insecure

Topics: Possible Reason: SSL Enabled, But No Certificate Possible Reason: Your SSL Certificate Expired Possible Reason: Non-Secure Links/Resources Possible Reason: Let’s Encrypt isn’t Configured Correctly SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer protocol, helps protect information that is exchanged between a server and a client. For more information about what SSL is, see our Secure Server (SSL) […]

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Secure Server (SSL) Information

SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol that allows traffic between a Web server and client (ie, the browser) to be strongly encrypted, using public key technology. Access to a SSL-enabled server is made through URLs that begin with “https:” rather than “http:” The secure connection is made on port 443 rather […]

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Using SSL

This article answers common questions about the use of SSL on accounts here at pair Networks. Topics Accessing Files Securely Obtaining a Secure Certificate pairSSL Third-Party Certificate Authority Self-Signed Certificates Using SSL with pairsite.com Accessing Files Securely There is not a separate directory for secure server access. All files in your public_html directory may be […]

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