So you have come to the realization that you need an SSL Certificate. But there are several different types. Which one do you really need?
So you are ready to banish the self-signed SSL certificate error from your control panel. How does one go about doing so? Although there are a number of steps, it is ultimately pretty simple.
Many customers who are purchasing their first server with Liquid Web are surprised to see a foreboding warning in their browser the first time they log on to their control panel:
Installing a new SSL certificate for a web site can be a tedious, time consuming task. Because SSL certificates serve such a vital purpose (securing a web site for things like stores, banks, etc) it is important that you pay close attention while setting them up and make sure that every detail is 100% correct.
SSL is used for a variety of purposes. For this article we will be discussing SSL as it used in a web site certificate to secure browsing by a remote client.
A SSL certificate is an electronic “document” that is used to bind together a public security key and a web site’s identity information (such as name, location, etc.) by means of a digital signature. The “document” is issued by a certificate provider such as GlobalSign, Verisign, GoDaddy, Comodo, Thawte, and others.