What is SSL?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets
Layer. SSL is the standard for creating a secure, encrypted link
between a Web server and a browser, thus securing safe passage of
sensitive information, such as credit card numbers. E-commerce Web
sites, banks, etc. use SSL as a means to protect online transactions
with their customers. Once a secure connection is established, SSL
encrypts information sent from your browser to the Web server.
cheap SSL Certificates?
Cheap SSL certificates are digital
certificates that authenticate the identity of Web sites and encrypts
information that is sent to the servers using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an
undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format
with the proper decryption key.
Cheap SSL certificates serve as an electronic
"passport" that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing
business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send
confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses
the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.
Cheap SSL certificates contain the following
The certificate holder’s name
The certificate’s serial number and expiration
A copy of the certificate holder’s public key
The digital signature of the certificate-issuing
Some companies like verisign sell SSL certificates
starting at $399/year. There is no need to pay a company like verisign
$399/year for SSL certificates when you can get cheap SSL certificates
from us starting at $27.95/year.
How does cheap SSL certificates work?
Cheap SSL Certificates ensure safe, easy, and
convenient Internet shopping. Once an Internet user enters a secure
area — by entering credit card information, e-mail address, or other
personal data, for example — the shopping site's SSL certificate
enables the browser and Web server to build a secure, encrypted
connection. The SSL "handshake" process, which establishes the secure
session, takes place discreetly behind the scene without interrupting
the consumer's shopping experience. A "padlock" icon in the browser's
status bar and the "https://" prefix in the URL are the only visible
indications of a secure session in progress.
By contrast, if a user attempts to submit personal
information to an unsecured Web site (i.e., a site that is not
protected with a valid SSL certificate), the browser's built-in
security mechanism triggers a warning to the user, reminding him/her
that the site is not secure and that sensitive data might be
intercepted by third parties. Faced with such a warning most Internet
users likely will look elsewhere to make a purchase.
What is the difference between cheap SSL certificates and
cheap Wildcard SSL
Cheap SSL certificates secure a single
Cheap Wildcard SSL certificates secure
multiple sub-domains of a single domain name.
When generating a Certificate Signing Request
(CSR) for a Wildcard certificate, please add an asterisk (*) on the
left side of the Common Name (e.g., "*.your-domain.ext" or "www*.your-domain.ext").
This secures all sub-domains of the domain defined as the Common Name.
NOTE: Cheap SSL certificates only
secure the exact fully qualified domain entered as the Common Name in
your certificate signing request. Thus, if your cheap SSL certificate
secures "www.your-domain.ext," it will not secure the domain "your-domain.ext."
If you need to secure both domains, you must request a cheap SSL
certificate for each of them or purchase a Wildcard SSL certificate.
Which countries are currently supported for
cheap SSL certificate
Our cheap SSL certificates can be issued to
individuals and companies worldwide but with the following
High Assurance Cheap SSL Certificates currently
cannot be issued to requestors in the following countries:
Turbo SSL Certificates currently cannot be
issued for Web sites with the following country-code top-level
.af — Afghanistan
.cu — Cuba
.ir — Iran
.ly — Libya
.kp — North Korea
.rw — Rwanda
.sd — Sudan
.sy — Syria
Does cheap SSL certificates secure both www.your-domain.ext
No, cheap SSL certificates only secure the exact,
fully-qualified domain entered as the Common Name in your certificate
signing request. Thus, if your certificate secures "www.your-domain.ext"
it will not secure the domain "your-domain.ext." If a user types in
"your-domain.ext" (without the "www") he/she receives a warning about
the validity of the certificate. If you need to secure both domains
you must request an SSL certificate for each of them. Alternatively,
you can contact your domain registrar and request that your DNS
records are set up so that typing in "your-domain.ext" automatically
resolves to "www.your-domain.ext"
What is a Wildcard SSL certificate?
A Wildcard SSL Certificate secures your Web site
URL and all of its sub-domains. The Wildcard SSL Certificate works the
same way as a regular SSL certificate, undergoes the same validation
processes, and is available as either a Turbo SSL or a High-Assurance
certificate. The difference is that the Wildcard SSL Certificate
extends to all of the sub-domains of your domain –"www.your-domain.ext,"
"shop.your-domain.ext," "register.your-domain.ext," etc.
What happens when my cheap SSLcertificate expires?
If you allow a cheap SSL certificate to expire,
the certificate becomes invalid, and you will no longer be able to run
secure transactions on your Web site. The Certification Authority (CA)
will prompt you to renew your SSL certificate prior to the expiration
NOTE: Cheap SSL certificates can
be renewed up to 60 days prior to and 30 days following the expiration
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