How to choose SSL Certifcate


So you're finally decide to make your website secure, official and exclusive. Resist the urge to splurge beyond your budget. When you decide to upgrade, things can get expensive, and we are here to help you find the right tool and price for it.

Lets dig to the root of SSL by itself first. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it's the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safe to protect any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details that users are not aware of. With a proper approach, this could turn out to be a teachable moment that they never stop thanking you for.

Many hosting providers will serve you their own branded certificate, but most of them are pricey, and you don't need to get stuck with THAT bill. For example GoDaddy has a few options that can be purchased and validated for your application, though the retailers (ex: GeoTrust) are much better scenario since they are buying it as a stock and have an ability to sell it cheaper. If you decided to get a fancy one that will appear with the green bar at your URL - you can stick to the official provider.

There’s also TLC protection that means Transport Layer Security. It is an upgraded, better version of SSL. In this case you have an option to choose the encryption: ECC, RSA or DSA.

Once you made your choice, your URL protocol will change over to HTTPS connection, which is stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure and all information about owner can be viewed by clicking on the lock symbol in the browser.

And finally, you would need to activate your SSL certificate and this may be a hassle since this process may require some system specification knowledge.

Mentally banish all distractions and keep your focus like a laser beam on the first few necessary steps:

  • Choose provider

  • Chose type of protection (variety of packages)

  • Complete the purchase

  • Fill out Business Registration Form

  • Answer a call from provider to validate your personal information

  • Receive confirmation of approval via email

  • Install your new SSL certificate and change protocol connection

Now you can run all these ideas through your practicality filter and adapt them as you see fit or simply reach out to us with any additional information.