Frequently Asked questions
SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is a standard security protocol that encrypts the connection between the web browser and server. It protects sensitive information like a credit card, login details, and other user information.
Domain Validation or DV Certificates
They are easiest to validate. There is only an automated verification that ensures the applicant owns the domain behind the website. If you have a non-transactional website like blog, forum, or personal website, then DV SSL will work for you.
Extended Validation or EV Certificates
With EV SSL, you will have HTTPS + green display bar + organization’s name. This takes time to validate as the process includes business identity, legal status, and address. Since it requires a stringent security check, it offers customers more confidence.
Organization Validation or OV Certificates
OV has better security than DV and requires manual verification of the organization’s identity. It works best for small businesses and organizations.
- A browser attempts to connect to an SSL protected website.
- It requests the web server to identify itself.
- The web server sends the browser a copy of its SSL certificate.
- The browser checks if it trusts the SSL certificate or not. If it is trustworthy, it sends a message to the web server.
- The web server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session.
- Encrypted data is shared between the browser and the website.
TLS uses stronger encryption algorithms and has the ability to work on different ports. TLS is considered as the successor of SSL.
You can buy SSL certificates at great prices from ServerGuy. We guide you to the process of SSL installation. If you don’t want to do SSL installation yourself, we can also do it for you.