What is an SSL certificate and how do I add one?

Updated by Josselyn Rodriguez

An SSL certificate will encrypt credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, and other sensitive information that is being passed from your computer to the server. This makes your information unreadable to everyone except for the server that you are sending the information to and safeguards your information in case it is intercepted.

To add an SSL certificate to your website, you will need to provide the following information to support@canadianwebhosting.com:

  • Certificate type 
  • Term/price
  • Exact URL to protect
  • Company name
  • Company division (optional)
  • City
  • Province
  • Country

SSL certificate pricing can be found here: www.canadianwebhosting.com/webservice/ssl_certificates. Once the certificate is issued, our Support Team can assist you with the installation.

Please note that our Linux Enhanced and Windows Business shared hosting plan packages include a dedicated IP address and a free 1-year RapidSSL Certificate. To claim your free SSL certificate, please email sales@canadianwebhosting.com

While SSL certificates no longer require a dedicated IP, some older servers do require a dedicated IP for SSL. To find out whether you fall into this category, please contact our Support Team and they can verify this for you.

Having trouble? Contact us and our team will be happy to help.

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