Understanding SSL Certificates – The Beginner’s Guide
SSL Certificate / SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that creates a safe connection between your browser and a your website. This is important for the security of your users’ information and SEO. What are the benefits for my business?SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol is not all there is about website security however, it encrypts all credit card, PayPal, Skrill, PesaPal, Payonner sensitive information your users save into your website. This is one step to getting credibility online for your business.
Types of SSL Certificates
1. Single Domain Certificate
Standard single SSL certificates secure a single domain. They also secure an individual sub-domains, hostname, IP addresses, or mail servers.
2. Multi-Domain Certificate
Multi-Domain SSL certificates allow a single SSL certificate to secure multiple domains, including sub-domains of a single main domain name or entirely different domain names.
3. Wildcard Certificate
Wildcard SSL Certificate allows you to secure your main domain and an unlimited number of subdomains under your main domain with just one certificate. For example, www.mywebsite.com, blog.mywebsite.com, mail.mywebsite.com, etc
4. Extended Validation
Extended Validation SSL certificates provide the highest trust level and are the industry standard for business websites. Commonly used by financial insitutions such as SACCOS, Banks etc.
At GHA Technologies, we offer you FREE SSL Certificates with all domains, addon domains, subdomains with all plans. However if you would prefer SSL Certificate of your choice or you bought it elsewhere we can help you install it free of charge.
In summary, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an encryption protocol for your website. You should checkout the other security options we have as addons for your websites and servers.