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How to install an SSL Certificate on Google Cloud Platform?

This extensive guide provides step by step instructions on how to install an SSL Certificate on Google Cloud Platform. For users who haven’t ordered an SSL Certificate yet, the tutorial also explains how to generate a CSR code right from your Google Cloud Platform Account. On top of that, you’ll also learn a few interesting [...]

Friday, February 15th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to Install an SSL Certificate in AWS?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install an SSL Certificate in AWS (Amazon Web Services). Prior to the installation, you need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and send it to the CA for approval. If you haven’t completed this step, refer to the first part of the tutorial. If you already [...]

Thursday, February 14th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on GlassFish?

In this guide, you’ll learn how to install an SSL Certificate on GlassFish. If you haven’t generated the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) code yet, the first part of the guide will show you how to generate a CSR code on GlassFish. The second part will focus on the SSL installation, while the third section will [...]

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Node.js?

In this article, you will find out how to install an SSL Certificate on Node.js. The SSL configuration requires all the certificate files including root, intermediate, and primary certificates. You should have these files in an archived folder received from your Certificate Authority. If you haven’t applied for an SSL Certificate yet, the first part [...]

Monday, February 11th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL certificate in Tomcat?

This quick guide walks you through the crucial aspects of a proper Tomcat SSL installation. First, you will learn how to generate a CSR code for you Tomcat server. Second, you will master how to install an SSL Certificate in Tomcat. Finally, you will discover a bit of Tomcat history, and the best place to [...]

Thursday, February 7th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Webmin?

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install an SSL certificate on Webmin. If you’ve already generated a CSR code for your certificate, skip the first section and continue with the SSL installation steps. Part three of the tutorial brings you interesting facts about the Webmin history, while in part four includes useful [...]

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on NGINX?

This quick, four-part guide explains how to install an SSL certificate on NGINX. The first part provides step by step instructions on how to generate a CSR code for NGINX, while the middle section focuses on the SSL installation itself. The third portion offers a glimpse into NGINX history, and, finally, the last part contains [...]

Thursday, January 31st, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Apache?

In this article, we will show you how to install an SSL certificate on Apache. You will also learn how to generate a CSR code on Apache – a necessary step for your SSL certificate activation. In part three you will discover a few interesting facts about the Apache server, while in the final section [...]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Mac OS servers?

In this step by step tutorial, you will learn how to install an SSL Certificate on Mac OS servers. For users who haven’t purchased a digital certificate yet, we’ve also included a quick guide on how to generate a CSR code on Mac OS servers. In addition to technical instructions, this guide contains a brief [...]

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL certificate on SonicWall?

This guide contains instructions on how to install an SSL certificate on SonicWall VPN client. It also includes information on how to generate a CSR code on SonicWALL for those who haven’t purchased an SSL product yet. The guide concludes with a brief history of SonicWall, and useful tips on where to buy an SSL [...]

Monday, January 28th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Heroku?

In this guide, you will learn how to install an SSL Certificate on Heroku. If you haven’t applied for a certificate yet, the first part will show you how to generate a CSR code for Heroku during the buying process. We’ve also included a bit of Heroku history to satisfy your curiosity, and, finally, a [...]

Friday, January 25th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Zimbra?

This guide will show you how to install an SSL Certificate on Zimbra – a popular email server and web client. Prior to the installation, you must generate the CSR code for your certificate and send it to the Certificate Authority. If you haven’t completed this step yet, please follow the instructions on how to [...]

Thursday, January 24th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on DirectAdmin?

This tutorial explains how to generate a CSR code in DirectAdmin, and how to install an SSL Certificate on DirectAdmin servers. After you complete the SSL configuration, stay tuned for a brief history of DirectAdmin control panel, as well as practical tips on where to buy the best SSL certificate for DirectAdmin. Generate CSR in [...]

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Plesk?

In this article, we will show you how to install an SSL Certificate on Plesk Onyx. You will also learn how to generate a CSR code from Plesk directly, and, as a bonus, a few interesting facts about Plesk’s history. Finally, we will give you useful tips on where to buy the best SSL Certificate [...]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL certificate on WHM?

In this quick guide, you will learn how to install an SSL certificate on WHM (Web Host Manager). Whether you’re a root administrator or have reseller privileges, the installation process is the same. First, you must generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) code to activate your SSL certificate, and, only afterward, configure it in WHM. [...]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on cPanel?

This guide provides step by step instructions on how to install an SSL Certificate on cPanel. As one of the most popular web hosting panels, cPanel is easy to use and manage. The SSL installation is pretty straightforward, even if you don’t have advanced technical skills. First, you’ll learn how to generate a CSR code [...]

Monday, January 21st, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Debian?

This quick, four-part guide explains how to install an SSL Certificate on Debian. The first two sections cover essential configuration aspects, while the latter portions offer general info on Debian history and SSL buying recommendations. How to generate CSR for a Debian Server? Install an SSL Certificate on Debian Debian server history and versions Where [...]

Monday, January 21st, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Ubuntu?

In the first part of this tutorial, you will learn how to generate a CSR code for an Ubuntu server, and how to install an SSL certificate on Ubuntu server using Apache. The later paragraphs include a brief history of Ubuntu and recommendations on where to buy an SSL certificate for an Ubuntu Server. How [...]

Friday, January 18th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on CentOS?

In this guide, you will learn how to install an SSL Certificate on CentOS. Since no SSL installation goes without a certificate signing request, we’ve also included step by step instructions on how to generate a CSR code in CentOS. For the most curious minds, we’ve added a historical overview of CentOS. And, if you [...]

Thursday, January 17th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to Install an SSL Certificate on Exchange?

In this guide, you will learn how to install an SSL certificate on Exchange servers (MXS). Since we cover different MXS versions, please check your MXS release before continuing with this tutorial. An essential MXS pre-installation step is CSR (Certificate Signing Request) generation. Below you will find CSR and installation tutorials for each MXS version. [...]

Monday, January 14th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Azure?

This tutorial will explain to you how to install an SSL Certificate on Microsoft Azure for websites and web applications. You will also learn how to generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for Azure – an essential step you must perform before the actual installation. The later parts of this guide include a small overview [...]

Monday, January 14th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

How to install an SSL Certificate in IIS?

This guide will show you how to install an SSL Certificate in IIS Microsoft server. Before installing the certificate, you need to generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for IIS which we also cover in great detail. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a perfectly running SSL installation. You will also learn a [...]

Thursday, January 10th, 2019|Categories: Installation|

What Are the Best SSL Certificates to Secure Emails and Documents?

Your email is a sacred place. Whether personal or business, it oversees and stores the most intimate conversations, confidential correspondence, private documents and favorite newsletters. Unfortunately, many users don’t pay much attention to e-mail security and don't use SSL Certificates to secure emails and documents. Cyber threats riddle the online world, email accounts being the prime [...]

Friday, August 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

What is the difference between SSL and TLS certificates?

You may have noticed that some resources refer to SSL certificates using the term TLS certificates. This new security protocol raised some questions regarding the secure encryption between users’ browsers and website’s servers. This article will clarify the difference between these two protocols and will explain whether you should worry about your SSL certificate or [...]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

What are CodeSigning Certificates and how do they work?

The CodeSigning certificates increase the trustworthiness of your software products. This type of certificate protects your digital downloadable goods, like scripts or codes, by signing them and guaranteeing their authenticity and integrity. This certification brings a greater level of your customers’ trust, by ensuring them that your content is safe and it belongs to your company. [...]

Friday, July 13th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

Whate are UCC/SAN SSL Certificates and how do they work?

The Subject Alternative Name (SAN) SSL certificate, also called the Unified Communication Certificates (UCC), the Multi-Domain SSL certificate or simply UCC/SAN SSL Certificates were particularly developed to secure multiple domains and sometimes subdomains by owning one single SSL certificate. This type of certificates ensure the security for both, your internal and external domains/subdomains and are fully compatible [...]

Thursday, July 5th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

What are Extended Validation SSL Certificates and how do they work?

The Extended Validation SSL Certificates are the best choice if you want to build customer relationships based on security and trust. This certificate is issued only after the Certificate Authority (CA) performed an extensive verification of your company and its owner, confirming that your business is trustworthy. The validation process can take up to 10 business [...]

Friday, June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

Wildcard SSL Certificate – The Ideal Solution to Secure Subdomains

The Wildcard SSL certificate was specifically designed for ensuring the security of your main domain, along with its multiple subdomains. For instance, if your site’s domain is, then the Wildcard certificate for “*” will secure an unlimited number of your first-level subdomains like, or By buying this SSL certificate, you don’t [...]

Friday, June 15th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

Thawte SSL Certificates – Get the Highest Level of Security

Thawte is a truly international Certificate Authority. It has 20-year experience of issuing over 945 thousand SSL certificates in more than 190 countries. After VeriSign’s acquisition of this company in 2000, Thawte is now a subsidiary of the most popular digital certification provider, Symantec. Thawte has a worldwide recognition as the first certificate issuer that [...]

Thursday, June 7th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

What are Business Validation SSL Certificates?

The Business Validation (BV), also called Organization Validation (OV), SSL certificate is recommended if you have an e-commerce website that is a registered business. Besides the domain validation performed through e-mail, you will have to provide company documentation to receive business authentication. During this authentication process, the Certificate Authority (CA) will verify if your business [...]

Thursday, May 24th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

What are Domain Validation SSL Certificates?

Domain Validation(DV) SSL certificates are the most affordable choice for increasing the security of your blog, personal or small business website. Since there is no required paperwork, the process of acquiring Domain Validation SSL Certificates is very quick and easy: you will have to prove that you are the domain owner just by responding to an [...]

Friday, May 18th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

GeoTrust SSL Certificates – Secure Your Site with a Top SSL Brand

GeoTrust is the second largest SSL certificate issuer, and it is owned by the most trusted internet security provider, Symantec. The company was acquired in 2006 by VeriSign, which is now a Symantec member since 2010. GeoTrust also owns a subsidiary company, RapidSSL, which is specialized in fast and simple website authentication. More than 100,000 [...]

Friday, May 4th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

Symantec SSL Certificates – The Most Complete SSL Solution

You will easily recognize Symantec’s logo, so as it is the most popular Internet security mark. The Symantec – VeriSign seal has over 500 million views/per day on websites registered in more than 170 countries. For over 15 years, since Symantec acquired the VeriSign Certificate Authority, their SSL certificate has remained a notorious and authentic sign [...]

Saturday, March 24th, 2018|Categories: Knowledgebase|

How to increase customer trust of your web store?

Trust is the foundation of any relationship. It is especially important in business. On the Internet, customers will buy only from the websites and brands that they trust. Every new web store has to pass through many steps to become a reliable and trustworthy website. An online business has to work with both, customers and [...]

Monday, March 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

How to Move a PrestaShop Site from HTTP to HTTPS?

PrestaShop is a popular, open source e-commerce platform empowering small, medium and large online stores. It’s packed with hundreds of free features such as a website builder, store templates, and payment modules. More than 270,000 e-commerce vendors use PrestaShop to sell their products online. By being open source, PrestaShop benefits from superior security, transparency, and [...]

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

Who Regulates Certificate Authorities?

A Certificate Authority (CA) is an entity that is trusted to sign a digital certificate. At SSL Dragon we always recommend to buy an SSL Certificate from a reputable CA because it adheres to the highest encryption standards and security protocols. But if they are responsible for verification, approval, and revocation of SSL Certificates, who regulates Certificate [...]

Monday, February 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

What Is the Best SSL Certificate for a Startup?

All entrepreneurs want to get their startup off to a flying start.And while obtaining plenty of funding is everyone’s main priority in the early development stages, focusing on seemingly small things can make a big difference. One such thing is an SSL Certificate, and in this article you will learn what is the best SSL [...]

Saturday, February 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Top 5 SSL Certificate Providers to Secure Your Website

SSL Certificates are a hot topic right now. With more people than ever choosing to secure their websites, you don’t want to be left behind. Today, getting an SSL Certificate is easy, but finding the best SSL Certificate providers may be trickier than expected. With so many Certificate Authorities on the market offering different types [...]

Monday, February 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

Top 4 Code Signing SSL Certificates

There is no better way to secure the software you create than to digitally sign it with  Code Signing SSL Certificates. Not only you maintain content authenticity, but also protect your integrity, and offer assurance to the end users that your downloadable product is safe to use. In an online environment full of malicious hackers [...]

Saturday, January 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

SSL on Shared Hosting – Why It Might Not Work

SSL Certificates are a wonderful security tool that every serious website should use. Whether it’s just a personal blog or a massive online store, having a secure connection makes it almost impossible for cyber criminals to intercept and steal sensitive data. If you’re new to SSL Certificates, and eager to get one as soon as [...]

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

SSL Certificates Validity to be Restricted to a 2 Years Period from March 2018

The Certificate Authority Browser Forum, also known as CAB Forum passed ballot 193 which reduces SSL Certificates validity (Domain Validation and Business Validation) to 825-days (roughly 27 months). The ballot didn't affect the Extended Validation Certificates, due to their already existing 2-year lifetime. The new regulations will come into effect on March 1, 2018. Chris Baily [...]

Monday, December 25th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

How to Quickly Evaluate SSL Certificate Companies

So, you’ve finally decided to install a brand new SSL Certificate on your website. That’s great news for your visitors, SEO rankings, and reputation. All you have to do now is pick an SSL provider (Certificate Authority), and you’re on the way to better security and a higher level of trust. Unfortunately, choosing the right [...]

Friday, December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How to properly configure SSL Certificates and why it matters?

When you buy an SSL Certificate, you will probably ask your developer friend or a system engineer to install it. Alternatively you can ask your seller (e.g. SSL Dragon) to do the job for you. No matter who you assign to configure SSL Certificates on your websites and servers, we strongly recommend you to check if they [...]

Sunday, December 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How to Move a Magento Site from HTTP to HTTPS?

Magento is a leading eCommerce platform, and CMS software built on open source technology. It empowers over 200,000 online retailers to date and is growing by the year. One of every four online businesses uses Magento to sell products and services through the internet. As powerful as it is, Magento alone can’t fully optimize your [...]

Friday, November 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

How to Move a Joomla Site from HTTP to HTTPS?

Joomla is an open source, award-winning content management system used all over the world to power personal blogs, e-commerce platforms, government websites, and any other kind of web projects. Joomla’s highly flexible core framework helps novice users to easily set up and manage their sites. It also allows experienced developers to create sophisticated systems, and [...]

Sunday, November 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

How to Move a Drupal Site from HTTP to HTTPS?

Drupal is one of the most powerful content management systems available today. Used by millions of websites, both large and small, this open source platform is highly scalable and lightning fast. If your website runs on Drupal, you’re in very good company. The White House, Australian Government, The Weather Channel, and NBC, are just a [...]

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

A technical overview of how SSL certificates work

Starting with the moment when Google introduced its campaign called “HTTPS Everywhere”, almost all website owners are talking about owning SSL certificates. But the fact is that the SSL encryption is still a mystery for many Internet users. In this article, we will explore how SSL Certificates work, from architecture interactions. The architecture of an [...]

Friday, October 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Google Introduces Security Panel in DevTools

In 2014, Google Chrome Security Team expressed their intention to mark both, broken HTTPS URLs and HTTP websites as being non-secure online resources. Since HTTP is the only non-secure online resource that remained unmarked, the purpose of this marking is to clearly inform users that HTTP websites don’t provide any security for their data. This [...]

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

What Is an SSL Certificate and How Does It Work?

Successful Internet companies are built on trust. People trust giving their personal data to these companies’ websites. Users feel confident entering their credit card information on these websites. People trust these companies to keep sensitive files and information safe and away from the public access. If people don’t trust a company, that company will not survive. [...]

Thursday, September 28th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

What Are the Most Common SSL Connection Errors and How to Fix Them?

The dreaded SSL connection errors may appear out of nowhere or may be the consequence of lousy SSL implementations. One thing is for sure, you don’t want your visitors to read alarming messages when loading your website. Browser notifications such as “Your connection is not private”, “The site’s security certificate is not trusted”, or “Secure connection [...]

Monday, September 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

The Ultimate SSL Tools for Buying and Testing an SSL Certificate

Buying an SSL Certificate for the first time may be a bit overwhelming. Everything is new, and there are so many elements to consider. What brand to choose? How much to pay? What validation type to use? And the questions don’t stop once you’ve purchased the SSL Certificate. You still need to send your details [...]

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How to Move a WordPress Site from HTTP to HTTPS

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS platforms in the world. It powers around 25% of all websites on the Internet today. Whether you’re a novice user or an experienced administrator, learning how to move a WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS should be one of your top priorities. Gone are the days when [...]

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

Are There Any Free or Cheap Wildcard SSL Certificates Available?

No matter what product you buy online, your first instinct is to check for a free or inexpensive alternative. The same applies to cheap  Wildcard SSL Certificates. In the beginning, you’re happy to use a freebie, but its shortcomings start to stick out in the long run. SSL Certificates are not different in this regard. The free [...]

Thursday, August 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Are Domain Validation SSL Certificates Enough for Financial Transactions?

Domain Validation SSL Certificates are affordable and easy to set up, but in an ideal online world, all the websites that accept payments should use an Extended Validation Certificate. The EV SSL authenticates the company behind the online business. From the organization’s name to the certificate type and connection, everything is transparent.  The EV Certificate [...]

Sunday, August 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

7 SSL Certificate Myths Debunked

Since the Secure Layer (SSL) Protocol was adopted by Netscape in 1994, SSL Certificates have grown into an almost unbreakable force. Still, many so-called experts spread SSL Certificate myths all ove the internet. Today, cracking the SSL encryption is beyond human capability. Millions of websites around the world use SSL Certificates to protect the visitors’ [...]

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

7 Reasons Why You Should Get an SSL Certificate for Your Blog

If you’ve been blogging for good while, but still haven't bought an SSL Certificate for your blog, you’re missing on some great benefits. The same applies to new bloggers who’ve just started this ever-popular adventure. Now, a lot of so-called experts and gurus may tell you that SSL Certificates are not necessary for blogs that [...]

Saturday, July 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

10-Point SEO Checklist for a Successful HTTPS Migration

On August 6, 2014, Google added HTTPS to its list of important ranking signals. Since then, many website owners are switching their websites from HTTP to HTTPS. Among them are not only e-commerce stores and financial organizations, but also regular bloggers, portfolio websites and small businesses. Everyone online is looking for a traffic boost, and the [...]

Thursday, June 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

How to choose the best SSL certificate for your website?

By owning an SSL certificate, you will protect your clients’ personal information and will ensure them that your website is secured and trustworthy. Moreover, since Google announced that it will use “HTTPS” as a signal for search engine results, many webmasters rushed to encrypt their website connections. But SSL Certificates are different. They vary by validation [...]

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Cracking SSL Encryption is Beyond Human Capacity

We know that the SSL encryption is very secure. Still, you may ask yourself how secure is the encryption of an SSL Certificate? Can we measure it? Online businesses, corporations and even governments rely on the Security Socket Layer called SSL 256 bit. It is a standard specification for SSL encryption. It means that the [...]

Thursday, May 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

RapidSSL Certificates – Get Them Within Minutes

As their name says, RapidSSL Certificates offer you a quick and easy website authentication process. Even though their certificate is issued in a couple of minutes, it has strong data SSL encryption up to 256-bit. This ensures the ultimate secure connection between your clients and your website’s server. RapidSSL is a subsidiary company of GeoTrust, [...]

Friday, May 12th, 2017|Categories: Knowledgebase|

Comodo SSL Certificates – Incredibly Cheap but Highly Flexible

Comodo is a leading SSL Certificate Authority among business and personal website owners. With more than 36% share of the SSL certificate market, it offers digital security services for over 3 million customers. The company was the first Certificate Authority to release the Extended Validation (EV) certificate. The Comodo SSL certificate guarantees the connection encryption between [...]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Knowledgebase|

What is SSL Sniffing and how you can avoid it?

Since the Internet of Things becomes more and more secure, cyber criminals are forced to think of new methods of intercepting and stealing sensitive data. They usually take advantage of the existing cyber security tools and try to deceive users to trust them. Therefore, this article will help you find out what’s an SSL Sniffing [...]

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

4 tips on how to recognize a fake website

Every day, websites and their visitors exchange hundreds of GigaBytes of sensitive data. Such data ranges between the credit card credentials of the users, to disclosing your the users’ new shipment address. Each of these connections should guarantee the safety of your personal information. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are always eager to intercept your data and try [...]

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How SSL certificates protect you from man-in-the-middle attacks

Google’s official documentation and Certificate Authorities, define an SSL Certificate as a security measure that protects your website from man-in-the-middle attacks. It ensures that your customers' connection, their data, your website and your company are all secure. Let’s find out how an SSL Certificate protects you from the cyber attacks known as “man-in-the middle attacks”. [...]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How do Wildcard SSL certificates work?

A Wildcard SSL Certificate is designed to secure one single domain and all its sub-domains. Wildcard SSL Certificates can secure an unlimited number of sub-domains. Here is a list of Wildcard SSL Certificates which you can choose from. If your website’s domain is, then the Wildcard SSL Certificate will secure the main domain name [...]

Thursday, March 9th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How do Code Signing SSL Certificates work?

Downloading software programs from the Internet is still suspicious because of the high risk of virus and malware infection. This is why Code Signing SSL Certificates are a must have for any reputable software developer. This special SSL Certificates ensure the legitimacy of the developer’s code (Content Source Authentication) and certify that it is genuine. (Content [...]

Sunday, March 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How to protect websites and servers from being hacked

Hackers can destroy your website in just a few minutes. By losing your data, you will lose both, customer confidence and good reputation. Luckily, there are several proven tips to protect websites from being hacked: Always update your software – out-of-date software acts like an open back-door for cybercriminals: it gives them the opportunity to [...]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How will the SSL Certificates be in the future?

Today, everybody exchanges information: from personal data to credit card details and identification numbers. The security of this exchange connection became an extremely important matter.Every single day cybercriminals execute hundreds of cyberattacks. Their online targets are governments, banks, businesses, e-commerce and even individual websites. By using a wide range of techniques, such as  phishing, man-in-the-middle attack and malware [...]

Sunday, February 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

How to move your website from HTTP to HTTPS easily and with no pain

After Google announced that they will give ranking privileges to HTTPS domains, many webmasters rushed to secure their websites. But the process of changing from HTTP to HTTPS doesn't limit only to buying an SSL Certificate. Moving your website to HTTPS is like migrating it to a new URL. In order to avoid disruptions, you [...]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Why are VeriSign Certificates some of the best in the SSL industry?

Symantec is with no doubts the global leader of SSL Certificates. Since the acquisition of VeriSign in 2010 until today, their SSL certificates are the most recognized security brand on the web. The Symantec – VeriSign - Norton security seal is being viewed and trusted by more than 500 millions of users in over 170 countries on [...]

Saturday, January 28th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

What are the most recent news in the SSL Certificates industry?

Maintaining the security of your website is a very thoughtful process. Check out the most recent news in the SSL Certificates industry in order to ensure secure browsing for your clients:  The 3.2 version of PCI DSS will be released this spring, though it was scheduled to be released in fall. The PCI Security Standards Council revised [...]

Sunday, January 8th, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

SSL Certificates Validity Period Limited to 39 Months Starting with April

In order to increase the SSL Certificates’ Security, the ones who regulate the SSL industry often reevaluate and update the rules for applying and owning an SSL Certificate. According to the Certificate Authorities (CA) and Browser Forum’s Requirements, SSL Certificates validity will no loger surpass 39 months period starting with April 1st, 2015. The Certificate Authorities [...]

Friday, December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Articles|

The fraud problem with free SSL Certificates

Nowadays, SSL Certificates are one of the most popular security tools for websites. But as is the case in any industry, free products. i.e free SSL Certificates are always more tempting. SSLs became such an important part of the Internet security, that Google decided to give a higher ranking to HTTPS sites. When websites ask for [...]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

PCI DSS 3.2: You should quit using SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 until June 2018

According to the latest news in the SSL industry, the new PCI DSS 3.2 version will be released this Spring. Initially, its scheduled release date was in Fall. The PCI Security Standards Council revised the release date to include the extended period of the SSL 3.0/TLS 1.0 migration due to the existing expanding threat landscape. The current version of [...]

Thursday, December 15th, 2016|Categories: Industry News|

SSL and TLS: which one should I choose?

If you know about SSL, you probably encountered the “TLS” term as well. SSL and TLS are used as synonyms sometimes, because they are related technologies. We can actually think about TLS as an upgraded version of SSL. Both of these Security Layers encrypt information, but just like any other technology, they evolved in time [...]

Friday, November 25th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

How Mixed Content Compromises Security

When browsing a website secured by an SSL Certificate, users expect that all the data on that website is safe. What if just a part of that information on the website is secured? There are websites that have an SSL Certificate installed, but not all their data is secured. The sign in section of the [...]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

What is the difference between free SSL Certificates offered by Let’s Encrypt, CloudFlare, Amazon and paid SSL Certificates offered by SSL Dragon?

Website owners have always been concerned about the security of their websites. When Google announced their “HTTPS Everywhere” initiative in 2014 (by giving higher rankings to “HTTPS” websites in their search results), owning a reliable SSL Certificate became one of the top priorities for webmasters. However, many developers and companies still cannot decide between installing [...]

Friday, October 14th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Now you can pay for your SSL Certificate with Bitcoin

We are glad to announce that we started to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. Now you can pay for your SSL Certificate now, and pay with your Bitcoin balance. Bitcoin is a digital currency and a payment method created by an unknown group of developers, also known as Satoshi Nakamoto, released as open-source software in [...]

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

The Advantages of SSL Certificates

Many Internet entrepreneurs ask themselves why do they need an SSL Certificate and what are the main advantages of SSL Certificates. In short, an SSL Certificate protects the personal information of your clients, helps you build a more secure online business, and makes the Internet safer. Here are the main advantages of SSL Certificates: SSL Certificates [...]

Monday, October 10th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Why is an SSL Certificate important for your online store

From the early 90’s when the WWW came into existence and to the present day, people are concerned about their information security on the Internet. At the beginnings, it was crazy to think that people will give their credit card information to strangers, especially on random websites where they make purchases. However, this became possible thanks [...]

Thursday, September 15th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Disadvantages of Self-Signed SSL Certificates

The online security of the customers should be one of the main priorities for the managers of Internet companies. It may seem unusual, but some companies do not apply this philosophy to their business. When it comes to protecting their users’ data, some companies prefer Self-Signed SSL Certificates over the SSL Certificates issues by a [...]

Friday, September 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

When is the best time to buy an SSL Certificate?

SSL Certificates have always had a significant impact on a website’s credibility, especially on those websites which handle sensitive users information, such as credit card details and personal information. However, with Google’s latest updates on its search ranking algorithms, owning an SSL Certificate became one of the key elements when launching a website, and a [...]

Monday, September 5th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

What Are the Best SSL Certificates to Secure a Server?

Your server is the heart of your business. It must be protected from relentless cyber-attacks that are growing in frequency and magnitude. One of the basic security practices to shield your server from potential data theft is to secure it with an SSL Certificate. In this article you will dicover the best SSL Certificates to [...]

Saturday, August 20th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

What Are The Best SSL Certificates to Secure an IP Address?

An SSL Certificate is generally used to secure a website, or, in technical terms, a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) such as ““. Depending on the type of certificate you order, the Certificate Authority verifies either just the domain ownership or the entire set of your company’s documents, too. But what if you want to secure an [...]

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

What Are the Cheapest SSL Certificates on the Market?

Here at SSL Dragon, we always offer an abundance of value deals and discounts on high-quality SSL products. Whether you need a basic Domain Validation certificate or something more intricate such as a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL, our prices will always be the lowest. If you’re looking for SSL bargains, we’re here to help. In this [...]

Thursday, August 4th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Why an SSL Certificate Alone Is Not Enough to Secure Your Website

SSL Certificates can do a lot of useful things to your website. Besides encrypting your visitors’ sensitive information, they also boost your SEO rankings, increase reputation and offer a higher level of trust. Unfortunately, they aren’t a super software akin to Superman who can secure a website from all the existing threats. An SSL Certificate [...]

Monday, July 18th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

What is the SSL Strip and How You Can Prevent It

Since their introduction to the commercial market, SSL Certificates have gone through major security updates, and now boast an almost unbreakable level of encryption. However, the continuous SSL improvements, haven’t discouraged cynical attackers to come up with creative ways to try and steal the encrypted data. Although we’ve already written about the notorious man-in-the-middle-attacks, and [...]

Saturday, July 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

What is The Difference Between Positive SSL Wildcard and Essential SSL Wildcard?

When browsing through a list of SSL products, the vast number of certificates may confuse you, especially if various SSL types fall under the same brand. An eloquent example of users’ struggles to distinguish one certificate from another is Positive SSL Wildcard and Essential SSL Wildcard certificates. The similarities between them have left many people [...]

Sunday, June 26th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|

What Is the Cheapest Wildcard SSL Provider Right Now?

Whenever you need a new SSL Certificate for one of your projects, hunting for great deals is always an interesting challenge. With so many brands and products to choose from, finding the balance between cost and efficiency is not always easy. At SSL Dragon, we pride ourselves in offering the cheapest Wildcard SSL Certificates available on [...]

Thursday, June 16th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

What is SSL Certificate warranty and how does it work?

When you’re shopping for an SSL Certificate, your primary concerns are usually the price, validation type, issue time and browser compatibility. When analyzing the specifications closer, you discover that every SSL product comes with an SSL Certificate warranty. The warranty ranges greatly from certificate to certificate. Whether it’s just $10,000, or a whopping $1,500,000, an extra assurance [...]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Knowledgebase|