How can I encrypt my website traffic?
What is the easiest free method of encrypting my web traffic? I'd like to be able to log in to sites on my web server without sending my password in plaintext.
Edit: My web server is running on the LAMP stack , although it is a shared host so I don't have root.
Get an X.509 certificate (for example, generating your own, or getting one free from StartSSL), and use it to set up SSL—a server-specific configuration task.
I don't know your circumstances, but if it were me, I'd consider another host.