SSL stands for "Secure Sockets Layer". Secure Sockets Layer is a
protocol designed to enable applications to transmit information back
and forth securely. Applications that use the Secure Sockets Layer
protocol inherently know how to give and receive encryption keys with
other applications, as well as how to encrypt and decrypt data sent
between the two.
How does SSL work? Some applications that are configured to run
SSL include web browsers like Internet Explorer and FireFox, email
programs like Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail.app, and SFTP
(secure file transfer protocol) programs, etc. These programs are
automatically able to receive SSL connections.
To establish a secure SSL connection, however, your application
must first have an encryption key assigned to it by a Certification
Authority in the form of a Certificate. Once it has a unique key of its
own, you can establish a secure connection using the SSL protocol.
Websites that require a dedicated SSL will also require a
dedicated IP address which will incur a monthly charge of $2 per month.
To configure and install the dedicated SSL, the customer has the option
to use the control panel or send the SSL to PlexHosted. When PlexHosted
configures and installs the dedicated SSL on behalf of the customer
there will be a one-time fee of $50.
RapidSSL® Certificates help you keep your customers'
transactions secure with strong encryption, and you'll speed through
enrollment with automated domain control validation. We keep our
costs down and pass the savings on to you.
GeoTrust® QuickSSL® Premium Certificates
GeoTrust® QuickSSL® Premium certificates are one of the fastest
ways for you to start protecting online transactions and applications
with SSL without compromising security. With an automatic
authentication and issuance process, it takes just minutes to obtain
your QuickSSL® Premium SSL certificate. After that, managing and
renewing your certificates is a snap. With GeoTrust®, you get an
inexpensive SSL without sacrificing convenience, choice, or
SSL and Consumers
Web browsers automatically notify users when connections not
secure. Your potential e-Commerce customers are used to secure
shopping, and will NOT shop on a website unless their browser assures
them it's safe to do so!
Without secure SSL Encryption, most of your customers will simply
shop elsewhere. You cannot offer secure authentication to your
customers without an SSL Certificate.