SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security technology that is commonly used for encrypting information sent between users and e-commerce websites, thereby securing transactions. SSL protects data submitted over the internet from being intercepted and viewed by unintended recipients and is used by hundreds of thousands of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. SSL is the industry standard internet transaction security technology.
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.
Generally there are two strengths of certificate in existence - 40 bit & 128 bit. The bit size indicates the length of the key size used for the encryption during a secure SSL session. The bigger the encryption, the longer it takes for computer(s) to crack or break the code.
40 bit: It is computationally feasible to crack a 40 bit key. For this reason 40 bit encryption is rarely used.
128 bit: It is computationally unfeasible to crack a 128 bit key. All banking infrastructures use 128 bit encryption.
D9 Hosting strongly recommends the use of 128 bit SSL encryption for any application or website that transmits sensitive data.
You can add an SSL Certificate to your existing hosting account by contacting a member of our sales team, or if you are a new customer, simply check the "SSL Certificate" box upon signup.
*Please note, each SSL Certificate comes with free installation and requires a dedicated IP address, which is included in our pricing.
**We are also able to provide you with other brands of SSL Certificate if you'd prefer not to use RapidSSL. Please get in touch with our Sales Team for more information.
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Both based in the UK, Dan and Paula have been working online as individuals and business partners for a number of years.
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