What is the difference between shared SSL and private SSL?
SSL (secure socket layers) encrypts information as it is transferred across the Internet. Our hosting includes a free, shared SSL certificate you can use to secure data as it is being accessed over the Internet. You may also purchase a private SSL certificate which is associated with your domain name.
Here are the differences between shared SSL and private SSL:
Shared SSL uses a Mochahost domain instead of your own domain name.
Shared SSL is not recommended for e-commerce sites, because customers expect to see your domain in the URL. And if you attempt to use your domain name with the shared certificate, it is not guaranteed to work. Even if visitors can see your site, the shared SSL warnings will make customers uncomfortable submitting their credit card information through your website
Private SSL uses your own domain name and will not cause any warning messages.
Private SSL is intended for situations where the general public needs to access your site securely. Private SSL is preferred for protecting credit card information for e-commerce websites, since customers see your domain name in the URL instead of Mochahost's, allowing them to feel more secure submitting their data.