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HostSprite’s website security gives you easy-to-use tools that help to protect your site from the most common website security threats that are known.
Your website is your link to the global community and is the center of your brand and everything you offer. It deserves to have the best protection you can provide that protects not only it, but your clients as well.
Securing the data transmitted to and from your website not only protects you and your client, but the growth of your business. People today will simply not trust a website that is not taking the time to protect their data.
With strong SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption built into each SSL Certificate you can rest assured that your customers information will be safe. We are living in an ever-growing online world where traditional bricks and mortar sales are being replaced by home delivery orders from online retailers. Show your customers you care about their safety and gain a much larger share of the online sales world.
Things to consider when installing a SSL manually!
1. Request the SSL
Specify your domain name and the type of web server that’s hosting your site.
2. Verify your SSL
Then verify that you control the domain — verification depends on the type of certificate and web server.
3. Download your SSL
Download your primary and intermediate certificates from the SSL dashboard.
Visitors consider their communication secure when they see that their traffic is encrypted through HTTPS with an SSL certificate. The change to shorter validity periods will help maintain visitor’s confidence in the security of SSL encryption.
Faster adoption of the latest security technology – Long validity periods mean older and less secure certificates can exist for years before being updated. With the shorter validity periods, visitors will know that the encryption protecting them is no more than a year old.
Greater visitor confidence that the site is legitimate – In two years, a lot can change with the individual or company that owns a web site. Now, a visitor will know that it’s been less than a year since the site owners had to verify their identity and ownership of the site.
SSL Certificates are SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates that authenticate websites and allow them to switch from HTTP to HTTPS encryption, protecting the exchange of valuable information visitors send to or receive from a website. An SSL certificate on your site instills trust in your visitors and keeps user data secure, verifies ownership of your website, and helps prevent attackers from creating a false version of your site. When you have an SSL certificate protecting your site, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is encrypted. HostSprite makes it easy to install your certificate and protect sensitive customer data on your site.
Authentication SSL certificates verify clients’ ownership of the domain and help prevent domain attacks and spoofs.
Encryption SSL/TLS encryption is possible via the public/private key pairing that facilitates SSL certificates. Clients get the public key to open a TLS connection from the server’s SSL certificate.
HTTPS SSL certificates are required for the HTTPS web address. HTTPS (the secure version of HTTP) appear on websites that have traffic encrypted by SSL/TLS. Plus, in addition to securing user data, HTTPS conveys credibility and trust to the site visitor.
There are three types of SSL certificates, HostSprite offers them all. Each have with varying levels of security. Understanding what kind of SSL certificate is important when doing anything involving personal user data.
Domain validated (DV) SSL certificate. DV certificates verify the owner of the site. The Certificate Authority sends an email to the website’s registered email address to verify its identity. No detailed information about the company is required, and the DV Certificate is the easiest to obtain and thus have a lowest level of trust.
Organizationally validated (OV) SSL certificate. The Certificate Authority is required to validate the organization, physical location address and the website’s domain name. The process takes about 2-3 days. OV certificates have a moderate level of trust, and are fine for public-facing websites with lower-level transactions.
Extended validation (EV) SSL certificate. This is the SSL certificate with the highest level of security and is optimum for sites that deal with sensitive information. Before issuing an EV SSL certificate, the Certificate Authority thoroughly reviews the applicant; The review process entails examination of corporate documents, confirmation of identity, and verifies relevant information through a third-party database.
All SSL-protected sites display the https:// prefix in the URL address bar. Sites protected with a HostSprite Premium EV SSL certificate display a green browser bar to quickly assure visitors that the organization’s legal and physical existence is verified according to strict industry standards.
When you buy a HostSprite Premium EV SSL certificate, it involves the most extensive vetting process. We verify the control of the domain and legitimacy of your company by validating the legal name, address, phone number and other business information. The process takes about 30 days, but we’ve got you covered during that time. HostSprite EV SSL certificates come with a free Standard SSL to use during the vetting process, so you can keep your transactions secure while you wait.
A HostSprite Standard SSL (DV) usually takes 5 minutes or less. A HostSprite Deluxe SSL (OV) takes 3-5 business days, because we’re validating not just domain ownership but also the existence of the organization or business on the SSL application.
For HostSprite Premium (EV) certificates, there is an extensive vetting process that starts with an in-depth application. Before you start, pull together details about your business, such as registration number, incorporation or registration agent and any relevant jurisdiction information.
A Unified Communications Certificate (UCC) is an SSL certificate that secures multiple domain names as well as multiple host names within a domain name. A UCC SSL certificate lets you secure a primary domain name and up to 99 additional Subject Alternative Names (SANs) with a single SSL certificate. For example you can use a UCC to protect www.domains1.com, www.domains2.net and www.domains3.org.
UCCs are compatible with shared hosting and ideal for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010, and Microsoft Live® Communications Server. However, the site seal and certificate “Issued To” information will only list the primary domain name. Please note that any secondary hosting accounts will be listed in the certificate as well, so if you do not want sites to appear ‘connected’ to each other, you should not use this type of certificate.
Answer these questions to help find the SSL certificate you need:
1. Where are you located?
Our certificates are issued worldwide with a few exceptions.
2. Do you have a business or personal website?
Unless you sell things on your personal website, a Standard SSL certificate (DV) is fine. This is also true for informational business sites. eCommerce websites should use a single-domain Standard SSL certificate (DV) or Premium SSL certificate (EV).
3. Which type of web hosting server do you use?
Our SSL certificates work on most hosting and server configurations. To protect multiple domains on Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010 or Live® Communications Server, use a Multiple Domain UCC SSL.
4. How many different domains do you need to protect?
Wildcard SSL certificates cover multiple subdomains. For example, use a Wildcard to protect *.coolexample.com, which would cover shop.coolexample.com, www.coolexample.com and any other subdomains.
UCC SSL certificates will cover multiple domains, subdomains and websites. For example, you can secure www.coolexample.com, mail.coolexample.com, and www.awesomeexample.com.
5. Do you need an SSL certificate that supports Intel vPro technology for remote PC management?