Get to know about SSL

This article will provide you the brief idea of SSL.

Starting with what is SSL...


The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is the service for security of the content which is being transferred from one end to another end on the Internet.

The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a commonly-used protocol for managing the security of a message transmission on the Internet. SSL uses a program layer located between the Internet's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)layers. SSL is included as a part of the Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator or Mozilla FireFox browser.

The "Sockets", part of the term refers to the sockets method of passing data back and forth between a client and a server program in a network or between program layers in the same computer. SSL uses the public-and-private key encryption system from  RSA (Algorithm method), which also includes the use of digital certificate.

Types & Features of SSL

Basically, there are three types of SSL being run on Internet:

  1. Simple SSL certificate is used once for only one domain i.e. if you purchase one Simple SSL that can be used for a single website i.e. you can use Simple SSL to secure only https://domainname.com OR https://www.domainname.com . 
  2. Multi Domain SSL certificate is used to secure upto 100 domains/Websites i.e. if you purchase MultiDomain SSL, you can secure  https://domainname.com,  https://test.domainname.comhttps://domainname.org etc. 
  3. Wildcard SSL, which can be used to secure multiple subdomains under a single certificate. i.e. https://domainname.com,  https://test.domainname.com,  https://shopping.domainname.com.

 

Advantages of SSL

  1. Working on Private Key RSA encryption, so, if it hacks while transporting on the Internet. It will not be decrypted by the hacker.
  2. 128 bit or 256 bit SSL encryption level is standard now-a-days.
  3. Authentication between web browsers and web servers, as well as server-to-server.

 

Authentication

Trusted by almost all browsers

Symbol of SSL

  1. When you browse any site with https e.g. https://domainname.com; you will find a lock symbol at the right bottom of the browser.
  2. By clicking on the lock you will find the screen to view the certificate.
  3. The 3rd option shows that "The Name of the Security Certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site", so you can consider that security certificate is not installed on the site.
  4. If SSL expired on the site, at the same time if you are trying to access the site, you will be getting the screen, which shows 2ndoption that the security certificate has expired and is not valid further.

 

Conclusion

To secure your all the important transactions like Credit Card payment, Online payment for the bills, etc., you have to use SSL. We do provide SSL certificates, kindly visit the below mentioned URL to obtain more information on it: https://www.accuwebhosting.com/web-services/ssl-certificates


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