The SSL (and TLS) protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site, such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates (also known as secure server certificates or SSL certificates) are required to initialise an SSL session.
Customers know when they have an SSL session with a website when their browser displays the little gold padlock and the address bar begins with a https rather than http. SSL certificates can be used on webservers for Internet security and mailservers such as imap, pop3 and smtp for mail collection / sending security.
In a virtual world, there is always an element of doubt when sending or receiving sensitive information. A large percentage of internet users leave websites when asked to provide any information about themselves, simply because the website was not a secure website. There is no better way of building users' trust than by enabling SSL on your website and getting an SSL Certificate for your website.
We offer two types of SSL certificates:
Q: Does my site have to be hosted with Always Amber to use these certs?
A: No, as long as your current host will allow you to install a SSL cert your site can be hosted anywhere.
Q: What do I need to install the cert?
A: You will need a dedicated IP number (there will be an extra charge for this) and the ability to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). If you don't know how to do this, your web host may be able to do it for you (step by step instructions are provided with your order). For Quick Validation certs, you will need access to the domain owners email address (as listed in the WHOIS database).
* SSL certificates must be installed on your web server. Therefore, free installation is possible only in cases where the domain is hosted by Always Amber. If the domain is hosted with any other provider, please contact their support for assistance with CSR generation and SSL installation.
** Selected orders can be flagged for an additional "Validation" procedure by Certificate Authority. This is a necessary security measure. If the order is flagged for "Validation", SSL issuance can be delayed for a time period deemed necessary by the Certificate Authority.
*** To perform more than 6 reissues you will need to contact our support team.