Technical informations


SSL

SSL encryption of your websites

All websites hosted at WEBLAND.CH can be retrieved through a safe connection (SSL = Secure Socket Layer). This means that we make our safe SSL certificate available to you for free (optionally, you can also apply for your own certificate).

What is an SSL encryption / SSL certificate ?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) allows a safe echange of information between an browser (visitors of your website) and your webserver (hosted at WEBLAND.CH). This prevents unauthorized third parties from having access to the data flow or from spying it out. Additionally, the server will be checked for authenticity so that the visitors of your website can be sure that their data are transmitted to the "real" server and not a server that has been hacked.

What is an SSL encryption good for ?

As described before, SSL allows a safe echange of information. This means that, whenever a visitor of your website fills out, for example, an order form, the transmission to our servers is done in a safe mode. This makes sure that delicate information (e.g. credit card information) are transmitted safely to the "real" server.

This allows you to retrieve your websites in the SSL mode

First of all, get hold of your payment confirmation which you received immediately after ordering your hosting offer.

On your payment confirmation, you will find your personal SSL URL under "Special features: SSL encryption".

This is how you retrieve one of your websites (for example, an order form) in the SSL mode (SSL URL):

https://ssl???.webland.ch/www???

Please replace this URL according to your SSL data on your payment confirmation (for example, https://ssl20.webland.ch/www23).

Your start page appears now on the browser in the SSL mode. You can see this from the lock icon shown on the status bar of the browser (below on the right).

It is actually not reasonable to retrieve all websites in the SLL mode (this makes the display slower because the SSL certificate must first be checked by the browser). You should therefore retrieve websites in the SSL mode only where required (for example, order forms).

If you want to retrieve one single website in the SSL mode, then use the following SSL URL:

https://ssl???.webland.ch/www???/yourwebpage.htm

Please replace this URL again according to your SSL data on your payment confirmation (for example, https://ssl20.webland.ch/www23) and to your specific website name (for example, order.html).