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What is SSL Certificate?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is essential for protecting sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card numbers, and personal data.

Why SSL is Important

  1. Data Encryption: SSL encrypts the data transmitted between the web server and the browser, preventing eavesdropping and tampering.
  2. Authentication: SSL certificates verify the identity of the website, ensuring users are communicating with the intended site.
  3. Trust and Credibility: Websites with SSL certificates display a padlock icon in the browser address bar, enhancing trustworthiness.
  4. SEO Benefits: Search engines like Google prioritize secure websites, potentially improving your site’s search engine rankings.
  5. Compliance: SSL is often required to comply with data protection regulations and standards.

Types of SSL Certificates

  1. Domain Validated (DV) SSL:
    1. Verifies ownership of the domain.
    1. Fast and simple validation process.
    1. Suitable for blogs, personal websites, and small businesses.
  2. Organization Validated (OV) SSL:
    1. Verifies ownership of the domain and organization details.
    1. Requires documentation and manual verification.
    1. Ideal for businesses and organizations.
  3. Extended Validation (EV) SSL:
    1. Provides the highest level of validation.
    1. Requires rigorous documentation and verification.
    1. Displays the organization name in the browser address bar.
    1. Best for e-commerce sites and sites handling sensitive information.
  4. Wildcard SSL:
    1. Secures a single domain and unlimited subdomains.
    1. Useful for websites with multiple subdomains (e.g., blog.example.com, shop.example.com).
  5. Multi-Domain SSL (SAN SSL):
    1. Secures multiple domains with a single certificate.
    1. Suitable for businesses managing several websites.


How to Obtain an SSL Certificate:

At Web4All, we prioritize the security of our customers’ websites. That’s why we offer a free SSL certificate with all our hosting and design plans. Our free SSL certificates provide the same level of security as paid certificates, ensuring your website and your visitors are protected without any additional cost.

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Updated on June 25, 2024