In today’s world, security plays a key role, especially security on the Internet. Every day, a huge number of people become victims of Internet fraudsters . If you do not want your website visitors to be among them, you need an SSL certificate . It will encrypt all data transmitted during the connection with your resource. This encryption is so strong that it would take decades to crack it. Certification centers guarantee security by offering tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the end user whose data transmitted to the site protected by an SSL certificate will be hacked.

Security is not the only advantage of SSL certificates – by acquiring a certificate, you demonstrate your loyalty and responsibility to the audience of your sites – you have invested in securing them against possible threats. Thus, the purchase of an SSL certificate is an investment in your reputation.

Another nice bonus for SSL certificate holders is search engine optimization. Search engines recognize sites with the  HTTPS protocol that SSL provides, and issue them in response to user requests first.

In addition, certification authorities check for free the sites that received their certificate for threats and issue a special “security seal”, which you can place on your website to clearly confirm that it is under reliable protection.

There are 3 types of SSL certificates : Domain Validation ( DV certificates ), Organization Validation ( OV certificates ) and Extended Validation ( EV certificates ).

DV certificates confirm the authenticity of the domain, they are issued to both legal entities and individuals, the issuance procedure takes from 1 to 2 days. OV-certificates confirm the authenticity of the domain and the organization that owns it and are issued only to legal entities. The issuance period is the same as for  DV certificates . EV certificates confirm not only the authenticity of the domain and organization, but also its legitimacy. This type of certificate can be obtained only by a legal entity. Obtaining such a certificate can take up to 14 days.

Separately, it should be said about the procedure for obtaining an SSL certificate . The bottom line is that the certificate authority you choose should establish the authenticity of the data that the certificate will later confirm, depending on its type. So getting a DV-certificate is quite simple – you only need to get a confirmation in response to the letter that will be sent to the email address you specified when registering the domain. Obtaining an OV-certificate is somewhat more difficult – the presence of your organization in the unified state register of legal entities, as well as on dnb.ru and yp.ru, will be verified. Obtaining an EV certificate requires the same measures, as well as a confirmation phone call to your organization. In addition, forSSL certificate You will need to prepare a package of documents, the list of which varies depending on the type of certificate. A specific list will be provided to you by the company through which you decide to obtain an SSL certificate .

The .masterhost company offers SSL certificates from leading certification authorities on favorable terms. One of the sections of our site is completely devoted to SSL issues – there you will find detailed instructions, and our specialists are always ready to advise you and provide prompt assistance. Invest in the reputation of your sites and increase their effectiveness with .masterhost!