SSL Certificate

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SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet.

IMPORTANT! For each SSL certificate you need a dedicated IP add-on

Why SSL?

Protect your sensitive information as it travels across the world. It keeps the Internet from being ruled by criminals and provides many direct benefits to you and your customers or visitors.

The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can understand it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.

Since SSL Certificates are Domain/IP specific, you must first Purchase a Dedicated IP before purchasing or having an SSL Certificate installed on your account. They will NOT work with a shared IP address.

Don’t get caught in their ‘phishing’ net

A phishing email is an email sent by a criminal who tries to impersonate your website. The email usually includes a link to their own website or uses a man-in-the-middle attack to use your own domain name. Because it is very difficult for these criminals to receive a proper SSL certificate, they won’t be able to perfectly impersonate your site. This means that your users will be far less likely to fall for a phishing attack because they will be looking for the trust indicators in their browser, such as a green address bar, and they won’t see it.

Low assurance / Low cost Certificate

A low assurance/domain-validated certificate is a certificate that only includes your domain name in the certificate (not your business or organization name). Certificate authorities usually can automatically verify that you own the domain name by checking the WHOIS record. They can be issued instantly and are cheaper but, as the name implies, they provide less assurance to your customers.

Low cost certificates, start at $25 a year. The more expensive certificates that also show the owner information cost around $ 300~400 $

For personal use the first will suffice.

Don’t forget you’ll need a dedicated IP add-on in order to be able to use an SSL certificate.

Also $25 a year. In total you would pay $50 a year. Fortunately a dedicated IP has also a few very interesting benefits…[read more]

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