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What is a SSL Certificate?


What is SSL?.


SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology that was created by Netscape. SSL creates an encrypted connection between the Web server and browser your visitors allowing private information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, data tampering, or message forgery.

To enable SSL on a website, you will need to obtain an SSL certificate that identifies it and install it on the server. Using an SSL certificate on a Web site is usually indicated by a padlock icon in web browsers, but can also be indicated by a green bar. Once done the SSL install, you can access a secure site to change the URL of the form http: // to https: //. When an SSL certificate is installed on a web site, you can be sure that the information you enter (contact or credit card information) is protected and only seen by the organization that owns the website.

Millions of online businesses use SSL certificates to secure their websites and allow their customers to trust in them. To use SSL, a web server requires the use of an SSL certificate. SSL certificates are provided by certificate authorities (CA). & Nbsp;

Why do I need SSL?.

If you are transmitting sensitive information on a Web site, such as credit card numbers or personal information, it is necessary to secure with SSL encryption. It is possible that each piece of data to be seen by others unless it is secured by an SSL certificate.

Your customers will not trust your web site without an SSL certificate. According to Gartner Research, nearly 70 percent of online shoppers have completed an online order because they did not "trust" the transaction. In such cases, 64 percent indicated that the presence of a trust mark would probably have prevented completion. A SSL certificate and site seal may prevent people leave your site and that means more money for you.

What is a Certificate Authority (CA)?.

A certificate authority is an entity that issues digital certificates to organizations or persons after validation. Certification bodies have to keep detailed records of what has been published record and the information used to issue, and are audited regularly to ensure they are following the procedures defined. Each certification provides a Certification Practice Statement (CPS) that defines the procedures used to verify applications. There are many commercial CAs that charge for their services (VeriSign). Institutions and governments may have their own CAs, and there are also issuers of free certificates.

Each certification authority offers different products, prices, characteristics of SSL certificates and customer satisfaction levels.

What is browser compatibility?.

The certificate that you buy to ensure your website must be digitally signed by another certificate that is already in the trust store of the web browsers of your users. By doing this, the web browser will automatically trust your certificate that have been issued by someone who already trust. If it is not signed by a trusted root certificate, or if the links in the chain of certificates are missing, then the browser will give a warning message that the website can not be trusted.

So browser compatibility means that the certificate of purchase is signed with a root certificate that is already trusted by most web browsers your customers may be using. Unless otherwise noted, the certificates of all major suppliers of SSL certificates that appear in Shopper are compatible with 99% of all browsers.

How many domain names can I get?.

Most SSL server certificates ensure only a single domain name or subdomain. For example, a certificate might secure or but not both. The certificate will continue to operate on a different domain name but the web browser will give an error at any time it deems that the address in the address bar does not match the domain name (called a common name) on the certificate. If you need to secure multiple sub-domains on a single domain name, you can purchase a wildcard certificate. For a wildcard certificate, a common name of *. ensure,,, etc .. There are also special certificates, such as unified communications (UC) certificates for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that can secure multiple domain names different in one certificate.


What is a trust mark?.


A trust mark is a logo that can be displayed on your website that verifies that you have been validated by a given certified supplier and is using its SSL certificate to protect your site. It can be shown in the secured and unsecured pages and is most appropriate on pages where customers are about to enter their personal information, such as a page of the shopping cart, it can be displayed on each page to help build trust. Trust mark each certificate authority is different and some more professional so you should take into account what the label looks like in order to maximize customer confidence.


HostingRD offers SSL certificates?.


HostingRD offers security certificates only at a low cost for customers with an active ingredient in HostingRD.


HostingRD Install SSL?.


Our technicians and anyone else are responsible for installing security certificates purchased HostingRD.