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This article answers common questions about the use of SSL on accounts here at Pair Networks.

Accessing Files Securely

There is not a separate directory for secure server access. All files in your public_html directory may be accessed securely or through the regular web server by simply changing how you link to them.

The URL for secure files is very similar to the URL for unencrypted files. Instead of typing http before the URL, type https before the URL to access secure files.

Note the s after http in the protocol -- if it's not included, access will not be made securely.

Obtaining a Secure Certificate


PairSSL certificates sold by Pair Networks are available in the Account Control Center. To order a PairSSL certificate, go to the Security tab of the left sidebar, and click the Add SSL Certificate tab. This will take you to the PairSSL order page.

Let's Encrypt

Let's Encrypt is a free SSL certificate that can be added to your domain from the Account Control Center. These certificates last 90 days, but will automatically be renewed when it expires. Find out how to add Let's Encrypt certificates to your domain.

Third-Party Certificate Authority

To use a third-party certificate, you'll need to fill out a certificate signing request ("CSR") here on our Third Party Certificate Authority Information Form.

Self-Signed Certificates

Pair Networks can configure a self-signed certificate for your server. There is no additional charge for the configuration of the self-signed certificate. Contact the Pair Networks SSL team at [email protected] to learn more:

Using SSL with

Customers can apply for subdomains of To learn more, please see the pairsite subdomains section of our Domain Name Services.

You do not need your own SSL certificate when using a subdomain. Instead, all pairsite subdomains use our pairsite’s wildcard SSL certificate. There is no charge for using's wildcard SSL certificate.

Updated on February 27, 2020

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