I would like to use https to login to my personal webpage (which is on shared hosting). So I went over to google and started searching for sollutions. Eventualy I found out that I need an SSL certificate to accomplish that (I thought it's all something that automaticaly enabled for each website, don't ask me why).
Then I went over to my hosting provider website and found out about the prices of these certificates... But I don't need something like that for my blog... I also found out that certificates can be self-signed, or obtained for free from certain certificate authorities.
What I'm wondering is - how should I approach this?
Since I'm the only one that's logging in there - should I generate my own certificate? Or get a free one from some CA? If yes - which CA? cacert maybe? Will it all stay transparent this way, or will I start getting warnings about custom and unverified certificate? Can I trust a solution like this?
Does it even make sense to try and do something like this if I'm using shared hosting? I mean, from what I've read - this certificate would have to be installed on the server, and not just put somewhere in my hosting folder (as I thought it would work).. and the hosting provider won't do this for free I guess because it's kinda not in their interest (in any case I asked them, and am waiting for reply)...
Should I just drop it, or is there anything I can do on my own?