Important Things You Should Know Before Installing an SSL Certificate

A private SSL certificate requires its own dedicated IP address.  You can add a dedicated IP , the price of a dedicated IP address is $2 per month.  When ordering an SSL certificate, a dedicated IP address will be added to your account automatically unless it already has one.

Changing to a Dedicated IP Address Requires Time to Propagate 

When switching to a dedicated IP, the IP address of your website will change, and the DNS will subsequently need to propagate (update) worldwide, which requires approximately 4 to 8 hours.

This means that some visitors will be able to view your website at the new IP address immediately, while others will not be able to see it for up to 8 hours after the change to a dedicated IP address.  Planning ahead can minimize the impact.  For example, we don't recommend switching to a dedicated IP address when you are in the middle of a promotion or advertising campaign.

How do I obtain an SSL Certificate?

There are two ways to obtain an SSL Certificate for your website.  You may obtain the SSL Certificate from Us, and we will install it for you for free, or you may obtain an SSL Certificate elsewhere, and we will install it for a $10 fee (in most cases).


Purchasing an SSL Certificate from NaxHost expedites the process, and requires fewer steps.  Purchasing an SSL Certificate elsewhere requires more time because it involves some additional steps.

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