SSL certificate - what is it?
SSL is an Internet security technology, in other words a special digital signature for your domain. It is used for reliable encryption of the Internet connection between the server (site) and browser on the computer (visitor). For protection, the certificate uses https is a protocol that ensures connection security. Given the connection guarantees the privacy of information transmitted from the browser to the server. Such protection helps prevent theft information by intruders (hackers), which significantly increases network security. The main goal of attackers is often is information about the user's bank cards that is entered when paying for goods and services on websites.
SSL - what are they?
There are different types of SSL certificates on sale, they differ in display in the browser line. The display can be marked yellow, green in color or green with the company name.
Esential SSL - the most affordable certificate at a price, registration This SSL will take a minimal amount of time. This type Available to both individuals and legal entities. persons. When registering it goes checking only domain ownership rights.
Instant SSL - also available to individuals or entrepreneurs. But in Unlike the previous option, registration data is checked company or entrepreneur data.
SGC SSL - similar to Instant SSL, but in this case there is an option handle 40-bit extensions for older OSes and outdated browsers. A regular Wildcard is an analogue of a standard certificate, the main difference is that this type is issued not only for the domain itself, but also for all of it subdomains (very important if your web resource or project consists of many subdomains).
EV (Extended Validation) is the most expensive and solid version. At registration of this type undergoes an extended check (available only for legal entities). This type of certificate allows you to get a green color in the browser address bar, in addition to green, in the line the company name is indicated.
Why do you need an SSL certificate for a website?
First of all, the certificate is intended for security - protection information on your server, helps protect your users from data interception. This is especially important if financial transactions (payment for goods, services, etc.). But besides its main functions, there are a couple more nice things for the owner of any site:
1. Domains that have SSL are marked in the browser with a special color (yellow or green), which increases user confidence in the site. Such a site more pleasant to visit, its presence helps create a positive impression of your business (also Google will soon plans to show those who do not have a certificate in red, which will negatively affect trust in the resource).
2. The second pleasant thing is that the main search engines begin to take into account the factor of the presence of a certificate in search results. In other words, the presence of SSL will have a positive effect on its promotion in Google and Yandex search engines.
How to install SSL?
Once you have decided which certificate you need, you can install. The first thing we recommend starting with is ordering it. Further you need to generate data, at this stage a self-signed certificate on the server - independently or a request is generated to the center certification (request for release). After this the certificate is installed for hosting. Connecting to a site (domain) also occurs by domain settings.
If you do not know how or have no desire to understand this, then purchase
inexpensive SSL certificates from brands (Comodo, GeoTrust, Symantec, Thawte,
RapidSSL) is available with free installation and configuration.
For those who want to test, there are trial versions of SSL for 90 days. The release occurs fully automatically.