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 Panel A 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 […]

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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 […]

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Importance of Root and Intermediate CA Certificates

The SSL (leaf) certificate setup by the website owner does not automatically allow the trusting of the website to create a secure connection. For this the website owner must additionally also setup CA Intermediate certificates that can be recognised by CA Root certificates. Intermediate Certificates An Intermediate certificate is an additional certificate setup on the […]

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Are SSL Certificates issued to Domains valid for Subdomains?

SSL certificates are issued to domains and subdomains after domain validation. But can the same certificate be used for domains and their subdomains? What are Domains and Sub-Domains? Domains or domain names or FQDNs are the publicly assigned address for your website. For example, getssl.in is the domain/address for this website. A sub-domain is an […]

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SSL Certificate Expiry and Your Website

What is SSL Certificate Expiry? Think of an SSL certificate as a travel pass for encrypted website data. Every SSL certificate has a fixed validity when it is issued by a Certifying Authority (CA). At the end of the validity period is an expiry date. This expiry date is hard-coded into the certificate. It is […]

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SSL Certificate Revocation can end your Website trust

A revoked SSL certificate, just like an expired certificate, is the death certificate for a website. When a web browser shows an error that the website is using a revoked certificate, nobody will visit the website. About SSL Certificate Revocation SSL certificate revocation is the act of declaring that the SSL certificate that has been […]