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The SSL Certificates is the means that will help the visitor to know that the
website is offering foolproof and secured identity and there’s no way in
which his information will be misused. Generally, there are two SSL
certificates which are used for the website, namely, a signed certificate and
the root certificate. Under the signed certificate, it would mean that
authentic certificate authority like VeriSign has approved the validity of a
particular website. By approving the validity of a particular website, the
certificate authority is acknowledging that the website is perfectly safe for
carrying out business transaction. However, the root certificate becomes
applicable in case where the visitor completes an online transaction.

Things to Know about Secure SSL

There are different types of SSL certificates, and every certificate has its
own features. Let’s take a quick look on various certificates and its
respective features:

Dedicated Certificates –The Secure SSL are expensive to buy and require
unique domain name, and therefore this reason it is not used with the
multiple domain names and sub domains.

Shared Certificates – The certificates can be easily shared with other
websites and are comparatively less expensive than Dedicated SSLs. One can
use the shared SSL certificate of any other website with your business
website. The name on the certificate represents the name of the owner who has
the certificate. These certificates are usually offered by the e commerce web
hosting companies.

Free SSL Certificate – The certificates are offered at negligible costs, and
hence the term Free SSL certificate. The level of encryption in these
certificates is not at par with Shared SSLs or Dedicated SSLs. In order to
get the right level of encryption, it is very necessary that you get Free SSL
certificate from reputed web hosting companies.

Wildcard SSL Certificate – The certificate is best match for the websites
that use sub domains, and provide foolproof security to these domains. The
certificate is sufficient enough to lend protection to web portal in a
holistic manner.
In gist, if you are planning to choose the secure SSL services, it becomes
very instrumental that you compare between different types of SSL
certificates available and later shop on Internet at competitive prices. Make
sure that you are not in a hurry while searching for bit numbers. While 128
bit is the standard industry encryption, you can also shop for higher
encryption numbers for higher security. Some companies are also offering 58
bit encryption.

				
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Description: The SSL Certificates is the means that will help the visitor to know that the website is offering foolproof and secured identity and there’s no way in which his information will be misused. Generally, there are two SSL certificates which are used for the website, namely, a signed certificate and the root certificate. Under the signed certificate, it would mean that authentic certificate authority like VeriSign has approved the validity of a particular website. By approving the validity of a particular website, the certificate authority is acknowledging that the website is perfectly safe for carrying out business transaction. However, the root certificate becomes applicable in case where the visitor completes an online transaction.