SSL access to websites
- 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 “easywebhost.com.au”
‘serveraddress’ is: https://coral.oceania.com.au
‘yoursite’ is: easywebhost.com.au