What is a SSL Certificate and why do I need it?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is a technology used to “wrap” the data transmitted over the Internet in an extra layer of protection to prevent someone intercepting data transmitted between your computer and the server can decode them. This is particularly crucial when sensitive information such as credit or passwords card numbers are registered on your website, as is often the case with online stores or sections of a website protected by password password. Although everyone can make use of SSL, an SSL certificate recognized by modern web browsers is only issued by trusted authorities. After verification, these authoritarian organizations confirm your identity (or your company), and you deliver a certificate to that effect. Sites secured by an SSL certificate display a padlock icon in your web browser and can also choose to display a graphic seal to further demonstrate that data transmissions are protected.
If you sell products online, if your site holds password-protected sections, or if your site uses form requesting personal information, or even if you send confidential emails from your domain, you are strongly encouraged to obtain an SSL certificate. Not only does it enhance the security of your account, it will also increase the level of confidence by your visitors to your website, which often results in a conversion and sales rates higher.
Which SSL Certificate choose?
SSL Extended Validation ( EV ) is the most advanced certificate and the only technology to offer ” Green Bar “, which activates the green address bar in your web browser over an encrypted page, giving your visitors an extra level confidence. The EV certificate also includes a dynamic graphic seal, which displays the company name and address, as well as the validity period of the certificate. If visitor confidence is important to your site, you EV certificates are highly recommended.
How will my SSL certificate installed? Should I do something?
If your account is already hosted at Pace Infonet, our technicians will install your certificate on your account for free. Please note that all SSL certificates require a dedicated IP address (which can be ordered at the same time that your certificate).
According to the ordered certificate, you may be asked to provide proof of your identity (or that of your company). These requests will be sent by email after your order, and it is important to provide all the necessary evidence so that your certificate is delivered as quickly as possible.
How to use my SSL once it is installed?
If you have a simple HTML website, you only have to change your links (or URL) from “http” to “https.” All https pages are encrypted with your SSL certificate.
If you use a content management system (including E-Commerce software), you will usually find an option in your software allows you to enable SSL on your site. If you are having problems with the use of your SSL after installation, please contact our technical staff and we will be happy to assist you.
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