I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..
This error can also occur if the host misconfigures the certificate on their server. You may want to direct the question to them...
Should I just pay for a "legit" one instead of a generic free one?..
Paying for a dedicated one definitely looks more professional, but the shared ones are just as good and if you are on a tight budget (aren't we all....
) then it is fine until you can afford to get a dedicated cert. Did you contact your host and ask them about the error? Most likely it is a config issue on their side. I don't know which cert they use but here are some details from comodo on that error:.
If you look at the description of the first error you will see what I am talking about...
I'm live chatting with them now, the lady said it's configured wrong and she's trying to fix it..
You actually are not using a shared SSL cert right now, you are using a self signed cert. While technically, it's as good, you won't get a single sale when someone sees that 'untrusted' message..
Ask your host for the address to their shared SSL cert. It usually is something like:.
You'll have to update your config files to match. Of course, it's fairly inexpensive to get your own cert nowadays, if your host will provide you with the CSR and you don't have to pay them a fortune to install it..
I just bought and installed a SSL cert from freessl.com and it's works just fine now.
I have a shared SSL provided through my webhost. I added it the other day and now the login, create account and other "Private" pages are all secure, which is fine, that's why I installed.
But whenever you click on "login" "My account" "Checkout" it has the Security Alert popup window..
Out of the 3 warnings the 1st one says:.
Wanring - I have not added this cert to the trusted blah blah.....
The 2nd and 3rd both say the cert is valid and the date is valid..
So I was wondering if there's a way I can change this so there's no popup..
Anyone know what I mean???..
The SSL certificate your host is providing is not issued by a standard Certificate Authority. In fact, it doesn't seem to have been issued by ANY CA, but rather is self-generated. Nobody's web browser is going to like that...