SSL Basics

A CA Signed Certificate — Features, Technical Specifications and More

What is a CA signed certificate, why is it trusted, and how do you choose the best one for your site?  All the digital certificates that are signed by a publicly trusted certificate authority (CA) are considered to be CA signed certificates. Although the term “CA singed certificate” is frequently used to describe an SSL/TLS certificate, it also includes other types of X.509 digital certificates such as code signing certificates, email signing certificates, and document signing certificates. A CA signed certificate is trusted by all the browsers, email clients, and operating systems.   In this article, we’ll answer why the CA signed certificates are considered safe and how to choose the most suitable certificate Continue Reading

A Standard SSL Certificate — 7 Things to Know

Think you know everything about standard SSL certificates? Let’s see if you’re right If you are searching for an SSL certificate, you might have heard the word “Standard SSL.” If you are wondering what this so-called standard SSL certificate is and whether it would be suitable for your website, you’ve arrived on the right article. A standard SSL certificate is a server certificate that comes with a minimum level of validation. Although it uses the same level of technology to secure the communication, a standard SSL certificate doesn’t provide in-depth Continue Reading

DreamHost SSL — A Certificate Buying & Installation Guide

5 easy steps to buy and install a DreamHost SSL certificate on your server DreamHost is one of the most popular hosting service providers in the industry. If you’re hosting your website on it and need some guidance on how to gett a DreamHost SSL certificate, you’ve come to the right place. First of all, DreamHost doesn’t have their own SSL certificates because they’re not a certificate authority (CA) — hence, they’re not allowed to issue an SSL certificate to any website. Thus, there is no certificate literally named a Continue Reading

Do I Need an SSL Certificate for My Website?

Do I Need An SSL Certificate On My Website If you ask, “do I need an SSL certificate on my website?” the answer is yes. An SSL certificate is not a luxury but a necessity. As you need locks for your doors, you need an SSL certificate for your website. An SSL certificate can build trust among your clients that you are a legitimate owner of the website and will also encrypt any conversation you have with your clients. If you ask, “Do I really need an SSL certificate?” the Continue Reading

Is It Possible to Get a Free EV SSL Certificate for an Ecommerce Site?

Get the scoop on free EV SSL certificates and what alternatives you can consider for your ecommerce site Looking for free EV SSL certificates? Sorry to disappoint you, but they don’t exist. That’s because extended validated (EV) SSL certificates are premium business validated certificates — and as you likely know, no premium things in life are free (especially not in the world of technology)! All free software, plugins, themes, apps, and media channels have premium versions, i.e., some high-ended facilities or features that are available only to paid members. It’s Continue Reading

What Is a Standard SSL Certificate? How Do I Get One for My WordPress Website?

Standard SSL certificates are the most basic form of digital certificate you can obtain from a certificate authority (CA) to secure your website. In this day and age of cyberattacks, it goes without saying that a visitor’s trust is vital if you’re looking to retain your customers on your website. With Google flagging sites without a valid SSL certificate as “Insecure,” and with the digital certificate industry rising to the occasion by providing a host of solutions tailored to meet different requirements, there’s no good reason not to get one Continue Reading

TLS Wildcard Certificate — The Ultimate Guide

The widespread adoption of SSL/TLS certificates helps to curb traffic from being transmitted over insecure connections. This shift toward data in transit protection plays a significant part in safeguarding our digital privacy. Google flags websites that do not have a valid SSL/TLS certificate as “Not Secure.” If you’re a site visitor and you land on a site that displays such a security alert, the chances are that at least a few folks will heed the warning and not proceed. If you’re a business owner, this could lead to a dip Continue Reading

What Is a CA Certificate Authority and How Do I Choose the Right One?

Ah, yes, the (internet) age-old question: What is a CA certificate authority and how do I pick the best one for my business and website? To answer the first half of that question, we’ll explore what a CA certificate authority is and what they do. After that, we’ll tell you about some of the things to keep in mind and flags to look out for when choosing a certificate authority to issue your SSL/TLS certificates. What Is a CA Certificate Authority? A CA certificate authority, in reality, is a repetitious Continue Reading

Free Multi Domain SSL Certificates

Are free multi domain SSL certificates available in the market? While it’s true that there are some free multi domain SSL certificates available in the market, the million-dollar question is why do people still prefer paid multi domain SSL certificates? What’s the catch? Sure, it’s your website and your financial investment — hence, the final decision is yours as to whether you want a free product or paid one. But you have all the rights to know the aspects involved with free multi domain SSL certificates. So, let’s explore some Continue Reading

Sectigo Intermediate Certificate Installation Guide

Where to get Sectigo intermediate certificates and how to install them on Microsoft IIS web server When your certificate authority (CA) of choice completes their SSL certificate validation process, they will send you the bundle of four or five files with *.crt extensions. The Sectigo CA certificate bundle will contain: One SSL certificate in Yourdomain.crt format One Sectigo Root certificate (for example, AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt) Two or three Sectigo intermediate certificates (for example: Intermediate CA SectigoUTNSGCCA.crt, UTNAddTrustSGCCA.crt, etc.) Alternatively, you can download the applicable intermediate certificate or CA Bundle from one of Continue Reading