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

Enabling SSL

SSL access is included with most hosting packages at pair Networks, and is available as an add-on to others.

Enabling SSL from the ACC

  • Log in to the ACC
  • Select Add Ons
  • Select Secure Server SSL
  • Select Confirm Secure Server Upgrade

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

pairSSL certificates sold by pair Networks are available by visiting the pairSSL page:

http://www.pair.com/services/e-commerce/pairssl/

Third-Party Certificate Authority

To use a third-party certificate, you’ll need to fill out a certificate signing request (“CSR”) here:

http://www.pair.com/services/e-commerce/pairssl/order.html

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 to learn more:

pairssl@pair.com

Using SSL with pairsite.com

Customers can apply for subdomains of pairsite.com. To learn more, please see the following Knowledge Base article:

http://www.pair.com/support/knowledge_base/the_basics/domain_name_services.html

You do not need your own SSL certificate when using a pairsite.com subdomain. Instead, you can use pairsite.com‘s wildcard SSL certificate. There is no charge for using pairsite.com‘s wildcard SSL certificate.