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File-based Domain Validation ends for Wildcard SSL

Domain Control Validation or Domain Validation is the method by which users requesting an issue/re-issue of an SSL certificate can validate ownership of the domain/sub-domain for which it is being requested. File-based domain validation is a method of domain validation in which you validate domain ownership by uploading a file with a specific file name […]

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Load Balancer SSL Certificate

We have got queries from several users regarding which certificate is right to use for a load balancer with web servers behind it. The answer depends on how you handle TLS termination (also called SSL Offload) in your server architecture. TLS termination at Web Server In this case, you will set up/configure SSL certificates in […]

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Multi-Domain Certificates And Their Benefits

Multi-Domain Certificates (MDCs) are highly flexible and cost-effective SSL certificates available for use by Individuals and Organisations that own multiple domains/websites. Subject Alternative Names (SANs) Subject Alternative Name (SAN) is an extension to the X.509 specification that allows users to specify additional host names to be included in a single SSL certificate. Multi-Domain Certificates include more […]

Satisfy GDPR Data Encryption requirement with SSL

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that went into effect May 25, 2018. If you’re starting out with a fresh website without a SSL certificate, or are still struggling to get GDPR-compliant in 2021, you’re not alone. Since this EU regulation is a lot to bite off and most organizations simply don’t know all the […]

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Enable OCSP Stapling to speed-Up Browser Response

OCSP Stapling is an overlooked setting that can speed-up web browser response time for SSL negotiation with the web server. Here we attempt to explain the benefit for SSL Certificate users, and how to enable OCSP Stapling in the easiest manner on Apache, Nginx, and IIS. Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) was created as an […]

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Setup SSL Certificate for Apache 2.4 web server on Windows

One of the rare installation scenarios is the setup of a SSL certificate for Apache 2.4 web server on Windows. Although it is always recommended to run Apache on Linux, installing SSL certificates for Apache 2.4 web server running on Windows is also easy. Pre-Requisites/Assumptions You have the SSL certificate chain (SSL certificate and CA […]

How To Upload and Install SSL Certificate

SSL Certificate installation using a Web Hosting Control PanelA SSL certificate install can be completed by uploading it using your web hosting control panel. It is a relatively simple process and you should be done in 5–7 minutes if you know what you are doing.Each control panel (such as cPanel, Plesk, etc.) has its own […]

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Cloudflare Error 526 – How To Fix

Cloudflare Error 526 Cloudflare Error 526: Invalid SSL certificate indicates that your SSL setting in the Cloudflare SSL/TLS app is set to Full SSL (Strict) for that website but Cloudflare is unable to successfully validate the SSL certificate on your origin website / web server. As you can see from the tip next to the […]

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Comparing GoDaddy SSL and PositiveSSL certificates

We are always being asked “What is the difference between GoDaddy and SSL certificates here?” and “Why is GoDaddy more expensive?”. We hope to answer these questions by comparing Godaddy’s Standard SSL and PositiveSSL from Sectigo/Comodo available on this website. Lets Compare…

SSL Multi-Year Validity Discount Gone – What To Do?

Losing The Multi-Year Validity Discount Getting a paid certificate for multi-year validity also got you multi-year validity discount i.e. your certificate’s per year cost reduced with every additional year of validity. Since 1st March 2018, CA/Browser Forum guidelines limit maximum certificate lifetime to TWO years. However, Apple recently unilaterally announced that certificates with validity greater than one […]