SSL access to websites

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  • If you have a dedicated SSL the name of your site and the URL https://yoursite will be the same.
  • In the case of a hosting account using the server’s shared SSL there is a discrepancy between the name on the SSL ( being the name of the server) and the name of the account accessing the SSL (yoursite). Browsers will typically notice this discrepancy and warn the user that there is a conflict. The site is safe, however.
  • To prevent the conflict warning from appearing it would be necessary to purchase a dedicated SSL.
  • If you wish to test the validity of your shared SSL please try:


‘server address’ would be either

– the server name (if you know it*) or

– the shared IP address (accessed from the side bar of cpanel home page).

                  ‘username’ is the cpanel username of your hosting account

*btw – typically when you type in a URL: http://yoursite/cpanel the server address appears in your browser

A small padlock in the address line may be clicked to reveal the information about the SSL.



For the example domain “”

‘serveraddress’ is:

‘yoursite’ is:


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