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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 install it yourself with help of SSL installation tutorials. No matter who configures the SSL Certificate on your websites and servers, we strongly recommend you to double-check if it works the right way. [...]

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 [...]

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 project. 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 tap [...]

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 few [...]

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Dealing with SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates are selling like hotcakes nowadays. As more and more websites become secure, the entire online landscape is changing right in front of our eyes. With over 90% of traffic now being encrypted, you obviously don’t want to be left behind. When you finally decide to add an SSL certificate to your website, you [...]

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 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 SSL [...]

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 [...]

What Is an SSL Certificate and How It Works?

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

What Are the Most Common SSL 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Are Domain Validation SSL Certs Enough for 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 a Business Validation (BV) or an Extended Validation (EV) certificate. The BV and EV SSL authenticate the company behind the online business. From the organization’s name to the certificate type and connection, [...]

A Quick Guide to Code Signing Certificates – How to choose?

Code Signing Certificates are a must for professional software developers who want to protect their digital programs. In an online world where anyone can upload altered script or codes, Code Signing Certificates prevent the fraudulent use of the software. They ensure that all content is safe and belongs to a legally registered company. Developers looking [...]

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 over the internet. Today, cracking the SSL encryption is beyond human capability. Millions of websites around the world use SSL Certificates to protect the visitors’ [...]

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 [...]

11 Reasons to Avoid Free Web Hosts Offering Free SSL Certs

“Free” is such an appealing word. Most novices who want to build their first website fall into the trap of free web services. Free web hosting is arguably the most tempting of all. And if it also offers free SSL Certificates it sounds too good to be true. Inexperienced beginners might think they’ve found a [...]

10-Point SEO Checklist for a Successful HTTPS Migration

On August 6, 2014, Google added HTTPS to its list of important ranking signals. The SSL SEO boost sparked a massive migration from HTTP to HTTPS. Websites rushed to encrypt their connections to gain a competitive edge over competitions. Three years later, Chrome began flagging HTTP sites as not secure. With HTTPS encryption all but [...]

How to choose the best SSL certificate for your website?

By installing an SSL certificate, you will protect your clients’ personal information and will ensure 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. Update! SSL certificates are mandatory for all types of [...]

Cracking SSL Encryption is Beyond Human Capacity

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

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, [...]

Sectigo SSL Certificates – Incredibly Cheap but Highly Flexible

Sectigo 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 Sectigo SSL certificate guarantees the connection encryption between [...]

What is SSL Sniffing and how you can avoid it?

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

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 [...]

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”. What is [...]

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 that you can choose from. If your website’s domain is www.ssldragon.com, then the Wildcard SSL Certificate will secure the main domain name [...]

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. These special SSL Certificates ensure the legitimacy of the developer’s code (Content Source Authentication) and certify that it is genuine. (Content Integrity). [...]

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 a good reputation. Luckily, there are several proven tips to protect websites from being hacked. How to protect websites and servers from being hacked Always update your software – out-of-date software acts as an [...]

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 cyber-attacks. 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, [...]

How to Quickly Move Your Website from HTTP to HTTPS

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 [...]

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

Update! On October 31, 2017, Symantec sold its Website Security and related PKI solutions business to DigiCert.  All existing Symantec SSL certificates have been rebranded as DigiCert certificates. As a result of the transaction, DigiCert became the leader in the high-assurance SSL market. The most innovative companies, including 89% of the Fortune 500 and 97 of the [...]

How do SSL Certificates Affect SEO Rankings?

Update! In 2017, Chrome began flagging all HTTP websites as not secure. This action accelerated HTTPS adoption across the Web. With over 90% of websites already encrypted, the SEO boost is no longer applicable. You can't gain an edge when HTTPS is all but mandatory for everyone. Moreover, if you don't use an SSL certificate, your [...]

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 [...]

SSL Validity Limited to 39 Months Starting with April 2015

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 longer surpass 39 months period starting with April 1st, 2015. The Certificate Authorities [...]

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. SSL certs became such an important part of Internet security, that Google decided to give a higher ranking to HTTPS sites (2014). Three years later, [...]

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

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. PCI DSS 3.2 The [...]

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 [...]

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? Some websites have an SSL Certificate installed, but not all their data is secured. The sign-in section of the website may be [...]

Free vs. Paid SSL certificates – What is the difference?

Website owners have always been concerned about the security of their websites. When Google announced its “HTTPS Everywhere” initiative in 2014 (by giving higher rankings to “HTTPS” websites in their search results), SSL Certificate became one of the top priorities for webmasters. A few years later, Chrome and Firefox began flagging all HTTP sites as [...]

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 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 2009. Transactions with bitcoin [...]

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 [...]

Why is an SSL Certificate important for your online store?

From the early ’90s when the WWW came into existence and to the present day, people are concerned about their information security on the Internet. In the beginning, 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 [...]

Disadvantages of Self-Signed SSL Certificates

The online security of 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 issued by a Trusted [...]

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 Chrome flagging all HTTP websites as not secure, an SSL Certificate became one of the key elements when launching a website, and a must-have [...]

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 discover the best SSL Certificates to [...]

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 “https://www.yoursite.com“. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Why the cheapest SSL certificate is not always the answer

SSL Certificates come at different forms and prices, and unless you’ve studied or used them before, the big difference in costs between the cheapest SSL Certificate and the most expensive one may surprise you. But what if you’ve read an article online about the advantages of SSL Certificates, and decided not to waste time, but to [...]

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 increase your 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 encrypts the information [...]

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 [...]

Positive vs Essential Wildcard SSL – What is the difference?

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. Positive SSL The similarities between them have left [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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