Redirecting your website to https

February 21st, 2012

If you have bought a SSL certificate and have installed it on your hosting but are still getting http when you type in your website, this is because you need to redirect your website or the folder where the SSL is install to https before you are able to see the Lock sign. Redirecting to https is very simple and can be done from .htaccess with a few lines.

Please see below, make sure you replace with your website name.

RewriteEngine On 
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

Can i have my Domain Privacy ON, while purchasing SSL Certificate?

August 26th, 2010

We need to verify the domain ownership before we issue an SSL Certificate. The fastest option is to temporarily disable the private whois service while an SSL certificate is issued. Once you have the RSA key, you can turn the private whois back on, and then resume with the certificate installation.

The SSL certificate will make your location (i.e. city, state, zip), organization name, and company name available to the public. All other information (e.g. physical address, phone number and email) will remain private.

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1. How do i order a SSL certificate?

Difference Between Shared SSL and Private SSL

September 7th, 2009

SSL (Secure Socket Layers) simply encrypts information as it is transferred across the internet.

A shared SSL displays as A private SSL would display as in the address bar. Private SSLs are specific to a customer’s name address and company listing to ensure a higher level of security.

The Shared SSL will provide encryption, but not authentication for your domain. It will give a security warning when you visit the website. This is because the SSL certificate is not issued for your specific domain, instead, it is issued for the server you are on. If you choose to view the certificate by clicking on “View Certificate” in the security error pop up, then you will see that under “Issued To:” the Common Name ( CN ) is set.

The Shared SSL is not good for E-Commerce websites. This is because it does not make people comfortable with submitting their credit card information on your website when the security error is seen. All websites that will be taking credit card transactions directly on the website should use Private SSL.

Private SSL will not cause any warning messages to show up when people view your website securely. To find our more about Private SSL

How do I order a SSL Certificate?

August 24th, 2009

Once you have taken hosting from us, we can provide you with a SSL certificate for added security of your website. SSL is mostly needed to encrypt important information such as credit card transactions on e-commerce web sites. The charges for SSL certificate are Rs.6000 / year. When you order a SSL certificate you would also required to order Dedicated IP which would cost an additional Rs.2500 / year. The total charges would be Rs.7200 / year and would include installation of the certificate as well. To order please email us info at speedhost .in

Note: If you are running an e-commerce website but are doing money transactions with a 3rd party merchant such as PayPal, CCAvenues, Google Checkout etc, then you do NOT need SSL or dedicated IP, since the transactions are happening on 3rd party secure websites.