Whats the difference between Positive & Instant SSL

The Private Instant SSL sells for R1500 ZAR is the Comodo Instant SSL.

The Private Positive SSL certificate sells for R600 ZAR.

Similarities:
1. Both certificates are registered with the owner's domain name.
2. Both certificates will avoid browser warnings.
3. Both certificates normally cost money.
4. Both certificates are extra addons to hosting.

Differences:
1. Instant SSL can authenticate (verify) your domain's WHOIS information, but Positive SSL can only authenticate the domain name.
2. Instant SSL comes with Comodo Warranty, but Positive SSL does not.

About Comodo Warranty:
All Comodo SSL certificate services include a limited Warranty to provide your site extra assurance that your site is safe to conduct online business. This Warranty is payable to your site visitors who rely on your Comodo SSL certificate and who incur losses resulting directly from an online credit card transaction as a result of a mis-issued Comodo SSL certificate. This Warranty is only payable if the transaction involved an amount no greater than the Max Transaction Value identified below for the relevant certificate type. Only up to $1,000 may be paid out per transaction, and the aggregate warranty amount paid out per SSL certificate (the "Payment Limit").

The shared hosting site does have a free shared SSL Certificate, but since the cert. does not have the domain name on it, will result in browser error messages:

NOTE: You can only have one SSL certificate per control panel.

How to set up and use your shared SSL

All IDS Hosting shared servers have a shared SSL certificate installed on them. To access your website using the shared certificate, you will need to know your server's name and your cPanel user name.

Ways to find the server name:

  1. The server name will be located in the "Welcome Email" which we sent you when you signed up for your account.
  2. You can also find the server name in cPanel, in the left menu near the bottom.
  3. Alternately, you can run a traceroute test on your domain and possibly see the server name.

How to find the cPanel user name:

  1. Shared: The user name for cPanel will be located in the "Welcome Email" which we sent you when you signed up for your account.
  2. Reseller: Your user name for cPanel will be located in the "Welcome Email" which we sent you when you signed up for your account. Your client account user names can be found in WHM under List Accounts.
  3. Dedicated: You must create a cPanel first, then the user name can be found in WHM under List Accounts.

Now you are ready to write the secure name for your site.

The format for this is https://server.name.com/~cpaneluser/ and you will be successfully using the shared SSL.

Example: https://hosting123.idshosting.co.za/~bill/

Remember that the shared SSL path requires the username and the ending forward-slash, or it will not work.

Expect a warning message to appear.

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