Differences between shared SSL and private SSL

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

Shared SSL uses a Mochahost domain instead of your own domain name.

If you use Shared SSL for your own domain it will not work, as we offer it only with Mochahost domain or server name, for example:


The shared SSL certificate is intended to be used in situations where you wish to have a secure connection to the server that is not typically seen by the general public. For example, when logging into the administration area of your website.

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

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.

In order to purchase your own Private SSL, please click the link below:

Private/own SSL