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An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a Web site and encrypts information that is sent to the server using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL certificates—built around stringent, industry-leading authentication measures—allow Web site owners to secure all online transactions with up to 256-bit encryption. An SSL certificate on a Web site ensures that sensitive data is safe from prying eyes.
Renewing your SSL is a multiple-step process that varies depending on your certificate type and where you host your website. Even if your SSL auto-renewed, you must still apply the renewal credit and complete a renewal request through your account.
This article includes everything you need to know about getting started with an SSL certificate on your website, from selecting the right SSL to installing it and troubleshooting.
Learn how to install an SSL on your Web server.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates encrypt information sent between a visitor and the secured webpage.
SSL certificates enable your browser and the website’s server to build a secure, encrypted connection to ensure safe Internet transactions.
Learn how to generate a CSR for your SSL certificate.
Wildcard SSL certificates secure the website URL, and unlimited subdomains at the same level.
Learn about intermediate certificates.
Answer these four questions to figure out which SSL you need.
Multiple Domain (UCC) SSL certificates secure multiple domains and hostnames within a domain, and are ideal for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, or other Enterprise Applications.