Secure Socket Layer (SSL) allows a secure communication channel
to be set up between the server and your customer's browser. Once
this connection has been made, information, like credit card numbers,
can be exchanged with no chance of a third party intercepting the
To install SSL on a Windows Virtual Server account click the 'Install
SSL' link on your account control panel. There is an additional
annual charge for SSL on a Windows virtual server, you will have
the opportunity to review this charge before SSL is actually installed
on your account.
If SSL is no longer required on an account, you can remove it. Click
the 'Remove SSL' link on the SSL page. You will be asked to confirm
the action before SSL is actually removed from your account. Note
that the amount you paid to add SSL to this account will not be
refunded and should you wish to add SSL to this account again in
the future, you will need to pay the charge again.
To view your pages securely, see the SSL page to determine your
SSL site address. This site address functions just like any domain
name that is mapped to your account, being mapped to the root directory
of your web space. This means that there is no need for you to upload
your pages separately to a secure server.
Path To Your Web Space
When your site is accessed via SSL, the full system path to your
web space changes. We recommend that you use relative paths, in
which case the following is irrelevant, however if you wish to use
the full system path in any of your scripts, you will need to note
the following in order for them to function when accessed over SSL.
The path to your web space when accessed over SSL is based on your
account username and the number of the web server your account is
hosted on which you can get from the Hosting Accounts page. For
an account with the username 'joebloggs', hosted on Server No. 9,
the path to it's web space when accessed over SSL would be:
You must substitute '9', 'j', 'o' and 'joebloggs' with your server
number, the first and second letters of your account username, and
your account username respectively.