Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol for enabling data encryption on the intranet and for helping web site users confirm the owner of the web site. SSL is most commonly used to protect communications between web browsers and servers. However it is increasingly used for server to server communications and for web-based applications.
What is encryption and why are there different levels?
Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. When an encrypted session is established, the encryption level is determined by the capability of the web browser, SSL certificate, web server, and client computer operating system.
What is domain control validation?
RapidSSL will confirm domain control by sending an email to the administrator listed with the registrar for the domain. In addition to validation by email, you will be asked to provide a telephone number where you can be reached immediately after submitting your enrollment. If everything checks out, the SSL certificate is issued.
Why should I choose RapidSSL?
Cost: RapidSSL offers a low price SSL solution and includes a 30-day money back guarantee plus multi-year and renewal discounts.
Convenience: RapidSSL issues most SSL certificates within minutes of enrollment, helping you develop and launch a secure site quickly. Our root certificate has 99+% browser recognition.
Confidence: RapidSSL provides base level customer confidence with the https, closed padlock and a static trust mark for download and display on your site.