Secure Web Hosting with SSL certificates
Let’s talk about SSL certificates.
SSL certificates are used to authenticate the identity of a website to visiting browsers. The certificate, which contains the web server’s public key, will be used by the browser to authenticate the identity of the web server and encrypt the information for the server using SSL technology. Information is kept secure during transmission since the web server is the only entity that can decrypt the information (being the only one with access to its private key). Thus, it offers online users/customers proof that the information they provide when transacting business with your site will not be viewed, intercepted or altered by others.
There are a number of ways to secure an SSL certificate for your site.
While probably cheaper, a downside of this is that it is not your company’s name that will appear in the certificate, but rather your host’s.
There are several companies selling SSL certificates but the more popular ones are:
So which is the best? Here are some articles and forum threads to help you.
If you don’t have time to go through all those sites, here’s a summary to help you make your decision:
Added information may be seen at Which SSL, however, I must caution you though that the site is powered by Comodo so I’m not quite sure about the information’s bias (if there is).
If, on the other hand, you don’t feel like shelling out money to buy an SSL certificate,
Some forum threads and articles that may help are: