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What is SSL and knowledge needed to know

What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the 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 also the current security standards for millions of websites around the world, it protects data transmitted over the Internet environment.

When do I need SSL for my website?

If your website is interactive website that allows users to login, to send personal information to the website, or to send information about bank account…etc. or any information from the user’s browser to the server that needed to be secure and not stolen. Then customers should use SSL for their website, email, ftp…etc

If not use SSL, customers or users once logged in, launch personal information on the website, the hacker can easily use the method of attack as Man-in-the-middle to steal information.

I do not know how to setup and use SSL, how can the website I use get SLL?

Please don’t worry about this, please contact the technical department of 123Host, we will help you setup SLL quickly and free.

What information do I need to give to register and use SSL?

Depending on the type of SSL that you register. Most CSR needs, personal contact information, company contact information (if the SSL for business), the domain name and register email.

What is CSR?

CSR stands for Certificate Signing Request, is a file that contains infomations necessary to require SSL. This file is created by you. If you are not technically proficient, please contact 123Host, we will help you (free of charge)

What is SSL EV?

Extended Validation (EV) SSL. This SSL Certificates not only domain name but also authenticate for the businesses. When performing released EV SSL, SSL publishers will require a copy of business registration license, the specific information of the business and the information is carefully checked to ensure no fake information, then new EV SSL is released. A website using EV SSL, the browser address bar will be light blue, showing the full information of the company to increase the degree of reliability of the website.

Businesses, large scale corporations, banks…etc all use SSL EV.

What is SSL site seal?

SSL site logo seal is provided free by the SSL publisher (Comodo, GeoTrust, Symantec.vv). Users accessing the website will see this security logo, increased the reliability of the website.

What is Wildcard SSL?

Wildcard SSL is kind of an SSL certificate can be used for the primary domain and all sub-domains of the website. This type is ideal for customers using multiple sub-domains such as the online shop , sub-domains need SSL for the purpose facebook apps…etc

My SSL is not Wildcard SSL, how many domain name use SSL?

If your SSL is not using Wildcard SSL, virtually you can only use SSL for the domain names and sub-domains www. For example, the domain name is 123host.vn you also use SSL for www.123host.vn (unless some Symantec SSL does not support www, you can see the SSL price list for more detailed).

On 123Host, there are prices of many SSL companies (Comodo, GeoTrust, Symantec) and many type of SSL, what company and what kind of SLL should I choose?

Criteria for choosing the company and type of SSL depends on the size of the individual / company, data transmission characteristics of the website, website forms and financial viability of customers. For more advice, please contact 123Host to get specific answers.

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