SSL for Newbies

This series of four articles is designed to give you an overview of SSL / Secure Certificates from a customer's perspective, rather than a technical perspective.  If you are completely new to SSL, we suggest you start with Part 1 which explains what SSL is.  If you already know what you need, feel free to skip ahead to Part 4 to order your certificate.  If you have never purchased an SSL certificate before, Part 3 provides some valuable information that will help you avoid some common pitfalls.


Part 1: What is SSL / Secure Certificate?

This article explains what SSL is and why you may need a secure certificate, and covers the following topics:


Part 2: What type of SSL / Secure Certificate do I need?

In this article, we discuss the different types of SSL certificates that are available, and why you may wish to choose one over another.  Your choices include:

Other types of SSL Certificates are available, please contact us via phone or Live Chat for assistance with ordering.


Part 3: Important Things You Should Know Before Installing an SSL Certificate

The third article of this series covers important things you should know about SSL. Its goal is to help you avoid common pitfalls and to provide a better understanding of how the SSL process works.  Before ordering an SSL, we recommend reading the following:


Part 4: How do I obtain an SSL Certificate?

Our fourth article provides the steps for obtaining your SSL certificate.  The steps are slightly different based on the type of SSL Certificate you wish to have installed.