Get The Right SSL For Your Online Presence
OK, you have setup your online presence (ecommerce store) and have read a lot about a needs for SSL for your website. You Puzzled! You are not alone as this is most of the online beginner will get stuck - What is SSL? How Do I Get It? Which SSL Should I Go With? How's the Installation? How Much Is It?
What Is SSL Certificate ?
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, mail servers such as IMAP, POP3 and SMTP for e-mail collection and sending security and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
How Does SSL Certificate Protect My Online Presence?
- A browser or server attempts to connect to a Website, a.k.a. Web server, secured with SSL. The browser/server requests that the Web server identify itself.
- The Web server sends the browser/server a copy of its SSL certificate.
- The browser/server checks to see whether or not it trusts the SSL certificate. If so, it sends a message to the Web server.
- The Web server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session.
- Encrypted data is shared between the browser/server and the Web server.
How Do I Get It ? How Much Is It?
There are couple of options available in the market that you can opt for - Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL. All this brand serves the same purpose of SSL certificate and the major difference between all this provider are the establishment of the trust brand in the market and the warranty provided.
We have negotiated a large quantity discount on the prices with these provider simply because we have committed a high volume of SSL with them. As in return, we have been able to get a much much lower price for the same SSL as you would have purchase with them directly (which you have shouldn't!) and pass the discount directly to you! In short, you get the same SSL with a great high discount savings!
Which SSL Should I Go With ? How's The Installation Like?
Depending on your needs and purpose of the SSL, there are typically 3 type of SSL Certificate available - Domain Validated, Organization Validated and Extended Validated (EV). Pricing would be much more difference with Extended Validated have the high value (and of course the best protection!). It also varies depending on the issuance speed of SSL - with Domain Validated (RapidSSL) have the fast issuance speed (within 10 minutes!).
With each SSL certificate, we have a very extensive knowledge-base articles with the details steps by steps for you to follow to get the SSL installed.
We have our backend integrated with all these provider giving you a seamless experience to process your CSR/SSL installation key.