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 in the Manage SSL tab of the left sidebar.

Third-Party Certificate Authority

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

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:

Using SSL with

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

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