An SSL Certificate is a digital certificate issued for a domain by a central authority called the Certificate Authority. To be issued an SSL Certificate, you must purchase an SSL Certificate and then go through a verification process conducted by the Certificate Authority.
Wildcard SSL certificates are especially useful when you have one domain name and you want to secure multiple subdomains. Let’s say that you have a large portal with a web store, a forum and an admin area:
If you want to secure each one of these subdomains with regular SSL certificates, you will have to buy a total of three certificates – one for each subdomain. With a Wildcard SSL certificate, you can secure all three subdomains, as well as any additional subdomains you add later on.
You can get a Wildcard SSL certificate from the SSL certificates section under Wildcard.
An SSL Certificate does 2 things: a. Encrypt the information sent from your user’s browser to your website b. Authenticate your website’s identity.
By doing these 2 things, an SSL Certificate protects your customers and in turn increases their trust in your online business. This is especially important if your website requires users to login using passwords or enter sensitive information such as credit card details.
SSL Certificates are compatible with all major browsers.
Unfortunately, we don’t support upgrades/downgrades at the moment. If required you can purchase a new certificate and install it on the same web server as the old certificate.
While it isn’t difficult to install an SSL Certificate, it does involve following a series of steps.