Don’t Let Your HTTPS Expire – What You Need to Know

A website SSL Certificate, also seen as HTTPS in urls, is essential these days. And we truly mean essential. So it’s really important that you don’t just buy one as part of your site build and then let it expire. It’s especially easy for larger organizations that have multiple domains and subdomains to let one or more SSL Certificate slip through the net. This article will explain why you can’t let this happen, and how to make sure it doesn’t. Read more

What Are Wildcards? Your Guide to ‘Wild’ Website Encryption

The term ‘Wildcard’ means an asterix (*) symbol that matches any character or set of characters. But to put it in a more fun way, this type of SSL Certificate lets you go wild with adding unlimited subdomains under one HTTPS umbrella. This blog will tell you everything you need to know about SSL Wildcards, so you can decide if getting one is the right fit for your online needs. Read more

Need-to-Know Guide on Different Types of SSLs

There are lots of SSL Certificate products out there, so it can be hard for website owners to know which will be the best one for their needs. This blog will cut through the hype and complexity so you’re clear what the different types are. The first thing you need to know is this: don’t let any marketer confuse you by talking about “best encryption strength”. All SSL Certificates from recognised Certificate Authorities (and you shouldn’t buy from anyone else) have the same level of reliable HTTPS encryption. That’s not a choosing factor. Read more

Understanding How SSL Encryption Works

Most people know that SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) is encryption that scrambles the data a person types on a website, to keep it from getting into the wrong hands. When you add your credit card number during an online shop for example, the details are protected as they travel from your browser to the website. No-one but you and the website admin can read the information. That’s what it means when you see the padlock HTTPS in your browser. Read more

Comparing SSL Products: What TLS Certificate Do I Need?

Before we get started with looking at the different SSL Certificates and how to choose the right one for your website, let’s first clear up some of the jargon. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is encryption security protecting data transfer on websites. It’s the same thing as HTTPS (the padlock you see in your browser). And TLS (Transport Layer Security) is just a newer form of SSL. The differences are technical and very minor, but TLS does have a stronger encryption algorithm which is why all our SSL Certificates are TLS. Now let’s compare the different SSL products. Firstly, all reputable SSL Certificates have the same reliable encryption strength. The easiest and clearest way to distinguish SSLs is to look at website needs. Read more