With Google search ranking using SSL as a key marker to boost website search results. SSL certificates have got a boost.. Most website owners want to buy SSL certificates and are actively promoting their websites. The remaining many webmasters are apprehensive about installing SSL because they are uncertain about the cost and how to make changes. This article shows how you can easily add SSL certificates to your website if you plan well
Planning in advance
It is important to know which type of SSL certificate you have. SSL certificates come with various types of verification, i.e. there are different aspects of the certificate holder, which are verified by the issuing authority of the certificate. The simplest SSL certificate is given by verifying the WHOIS email address information of the domain name holder. This means that the certified authority will send a verification email to the domain name WHOIS email address and after confirming it via email in a link, the domain name will be verified. Such types of certificates are cheap and are issued in minutes. At the beginning of the website name in the browser, there will be an HTTPS symbol with an earlier HTTPs: //. However, if you want extended validity of certificate ownership, i.e. you want to verify more information, then you will have to buy an EV certificate which will verify more details such as postal address, phone number and legal documents existence. business. When a website with EV certificate comes into the browser, the browser address bar turns green and displays additional information about the company’s name and certificate and website security.
For an eCommerce website, Green Address Bar prominently displays the company’s name and provides customers with high visual assurance that the site is safe, instantly assures them to complete their transaction. Before starting the buying process, you have to set a budget to spend on SSL. You also need to know which of your domains or sub-domains you are going to buy it. In simple domain verified SSL certificates, you can purchase wildcard certificates for many subdomains of your website. It will cover www. Even with your naked domain name
Buying an SSL certificate (with dedicated IP address)
Before purchasing an SSL certificate, you will need to make sure that you have a dedicated IP address available. The SSL certificate must be bound to a dedicated IP address that runs your website. Ask your host for a dedicated IP for your website.
The next step is identifying a seller to buy your SSL certificate. An important thing to remember is that installation can not always be easy, so you need to ask your web host if you can install it on your server. If the web host provides free installation of SSL certificates, then you may want to purchase certificates directly from the host. If it is cheap to buy certificates from outside, there are a host of vendors and resellers that you can buy. It is probably a good idea to buy directly from companies, only the reseller will be able to pay you less for them.
After confirming the order of your SSL certificate, you need to provide a certificate signature request or a CSR, which is generated from your web server. This CSR provides information to the SSL server to the web server to generate your certificate. Your CSR will be the private key of your account, which will be used to authenticate your website when someone visits your site.
Install it on your server
Installing on your server requires a little patience and a proper plan. Read all content from the web host and from the SSL issuer. Your web host will follow the same steps as providing a web hosting control panel. This means that you can see the documentation and help section of the control panel for support and guidance.
When you sign up for the certificate and after verifying the details, the problem will send you an email containing a web server certificate that you will need to put in your control panel. All you need to do is copy and paste the key sent in the email and the web server will automatically take the details of the domain and certificate that you generated earlier on the basis of CSR.
Testing of SSL Certificates
If everything goes well, then your SSL certificate will appear in the visitors’ browser and when you go to [https://yourdomain.com] or subdomain on which you have installed the certificate, you will see a lock icon in the browser Will give
You may need to set up some redirects and forwarding to ensure that visitors are allowed to enter your website safely. This will prevent access to your website via HTTP and auto-redirect all requests to secure encrypted websites.
There are also several online tools that will provide test features to ensure that your website is SSL enabled.