Secure Sockets Layer or SSL is a commonly-used protocol for managing the security of a message transmission on the Internet. The "sockets" part of the term refers to the sockets method of passing data back and forth between a client and a server program in a network or between program layers in the same computer. SSL uses the public-and-private key encryption system from RSA, which also includes the use of a digital certificate.
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an oeganization's details. Typically SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer, logins and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
Each website that is used for gathering and transmitting customer‐s information should use an SSL certificate in order to guarantee the safety of this information.
Most of the Internet users expect any personal information they provide via the Internet to remain confidential and integral. Many people will never buy your products or services online unless they are sure that their details will be secure. The SSL certificate is the only way to secure your online transactions and to show your customers that you really value the confidentiality of their data.
No. There is no need for a dedicated IP to install SSL on your website.
Yes, SSL certificates are compatible with all major web browsers.
You cannot upgrade your SSL Certificate; however you can purchase extra security certificates for your website and install them on the same web server as the old certificate.
Installing an SSL Certificate on your website involves a few easy steps and more information on these can be found in our KnowledgeBase.
We are excited to announce that we are migrating our infrastructure and our order management platform to a new state of the art system. This migration has started and will be completed by December 23rd, 2014 at 6AM IST. While we are in the process of migrating to the new system, you will not be able to login to manage your orders or place new orders through the website.
As part of our move to a new Order Management system, we are also releasing a brand new version of our website, which is completely responsive, so you can now make purchases on your smartphone.
We have created a new topic in our forums, http://forums.hostgator.in/threads/6447-Information-on-the-migration-of-your-Hostgator-in-Customer-Account-and-Orders, where we’ve covered some common questions. Please feel free to post your questions to this thread, and we will respond as soon as possible.
We thank you for your patience.
The Hostgator Support Team