What is a self signed SSL?

A self-signed certificate is an identity certificate that is signed by its own creator, making them less trustworthy.

Self-signed certificates cannot be revoked, which may allow an attacker who has already gained access to spoof an identity if a private key has been compromised. CA signed certificates (like the ones provided by HostGator) have the ability to revoke a compromised certificate, which prevents its further use.

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