Comodo Essential Wildcard SSL

Ideally for

Basic Website, Blog / Personal Website, Small Business

Brand

Comodo

Validation

Domain Validation

Green bar

No

Issue time

2-3 minutes

Server Licensing

Unlimited

Secures

One Domain & All Sub-domains (Wildcard)

With / without "www"

Yes

Supported Browsers

99.3%

Documents

No documents required

Installation Checker

Yes

Support for SAN (UC)

No

Suport for IDN

Yes

Secure Hash Algorithm

SHA-2

Key Encryption

2048 bit

Certificate Encryption

Up to 256-bit

Site Seal

Static

Recommended Retail Price

$189.00

Refund

25 days

Warranty

$10,000

Trust Level ☆☆☆☆☆

Comodo Essential Wildcard SSL is one of the most cost-effective solution when you need to secure one domain and multiple sub domains with just one certificate. It will help you save time and money on configurations and renewals.

The Domain Validation (DV) process is completed by Comodo quickly and easily, and this SSL Certificate is issued within minutes after that. You will only need to prove the ownership of your domain name by getting and responding on a simple email message, or by file-based authentication. Following the completion of one of these validation actions, the Domain Validation Certificate will be signed and released to you.

Every visitor to your website will be protected with a 128 / 258 bit encryption. Your customers will know that their information is shared in a secure environment due to the padlock icon in their browsers, the “https” link in the URL bar, and the site seal confirming that the website is secured by Comodo.

With this security solution, you will get 99.3% compatibility with all browsers and mobile devices, unlimited server licensing and unlimited reissues. Along with these benefits, you will also get a Comodo backed $10,000 warranty, which will cover any damage that you may incur as a result of a data breach or hack that was caused by a flaw in the certificate.

Google will be more than happy to rank your secured website higher among its search results, following the “HTTPS everywhere” policy, which it came up with in 2014. The policy says that Google will give a priority to websites which have an SSL certificate.   

Comodo Essential Wildcard SSL is a great certificate to secure a basic website or a small business.

Here is a list with the most common questions our customers have when buying a Wildcard SSL Certificate with Domain Validation:

The sub-domains that you can secure with one Wildcard SSL Certificate have to be either 1st level sub-domains (e.g.: *.example.com) or 2nd level sub-domains (*.mob.example.com). You cannot secure 1st and 2nd level sub-domains with one regular Wildcard SSL Certificate.

If you want to secure 1st level sub-domains and 2nd level sub-domains, you have to get a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate, or 2 separate Wildcard SSL Certificates.

For example, a regular Wildcard SSL Certificate allows you to secure:

  1. One main domain name (example.com) and all its 1st level sub-domains (*.example.com):
    1. my.example.com
    2. test.example.com
    3. dev.example.com
    4. mail.example.com
    5. (etc)
  2. Or, one sub-domain (mob.example.com) and all 2nd level sub-domains (*.mob.example.com):
    1. my.mob.example.com
    2. test.mob.example.com
    3. dev.mob.example.com
    4. mail.mob.example.com
    5. (etc)

In order to secure one domain and all its sub-domains as shown in the first example, you have to include *.example.com as a common name (domain name) when creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request). If you want to secure 2nd level sub-domains, then you have to enter *.mob.example.com as a common name (domain name) when creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request).

You can add sub-domains to your server and they will be covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate automatically. You do not need to re-issue your Wildcard SSL Certificate each and every time when you add sub-domains to it. The newly added sub-domains will be automatically covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate.

There are dozens of different ways to install an SSL Certificate, and they all depend on what SSL Certificate brand you have, the type of web server that you have, the operating system on your server, or the web hosting administration panel that you have installed on your server.

Here are links to documentation on how to install your SSL Certificate on your server, based on the SSL Certificate brand that you have:
Comodo
Thawte
GeoTrust
RapidSSL
Symantec

We always recommend you to get specialized help with you SSL Certificate installation. If you have a web developer, or a system engineer, then they would be the right people to help you with your SSL Certificate installation.

If you want us to do the SSL Certificate installation for you, then we can definitely do that. We offer SSL Certificate installation services to our customers for a flat rate of $49.99 per domain per server.

In order to buy a Domain Validated certificate you do not need to provide any documentation. You will have to confirm the domain ownership through a simple email or file-based authentication. Following completion of one of these elements the DV certificate will be signed and released to you.

The Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificate is 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 the Domain Validation certificate is very quick and easy: you will have to prove that you are the domain owner just by responding to an automatic e-mail message. After a couple of minutes, you will receive the issued SSL certificate which can be installed immediately. Sites with Domain Validation certification can be identified by the green padlock that is displayed by most web browsers.

This type of SSL certificates is recommended to be used if you need to prove that your site is secured, by having a secured connection. The Domain Validation certificates don’t display the legal entity, as the identity of the website owner is not checked while issuing them. So, if you have an e-commerce website or a site that collects users’ personal data, you should consider buying our Business Validation (BV) or Extended Validation (EV) certificates, which will make your site more trustworthy.

A Wildcard SSL Certificate is specifically created to allow users to secure one single domain name and all its sub-domains. With other words, you can secure one single domain name and an unlimited number of sub-domains belonging to that domain name with one single Wildcard SSL Certificate.

You can add sub-domains to your server and they will be covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate automatically. You do not need to re-issue your Wildcard SSL Certificate each and every time when you add sub-domains to it. The newly added sub-domains will be automatically covered by your Wildcard SSL Certificate.

NOTE: The sub-domains that you can secure with one Wildcard SSL Certificate have to be either 1st level sub-domains (e.g.: *.example.com) or 2nd level sub-domains (*.mob.example.com). You cannot secure 1st and 2nd level sub-domains with one regular Wildcard SSL Certificate.  If you want to secure 1st level sub-domains and 2nd level sub-domains, you have to get a Multi-Domain Wildcard SSL Certificate, or 2 separate Wildcard SSL Certificates.

For example, a regular Wildcard SSL Certificate allows you to secure:

  1. One main domain name (example.com) and all its 1st level sub-domains (*.example.com):
    1. my.example.com
    2. test.example.com
    3. dev.example.com
    4. mail.example.com
    5. (etc)
  2. Or, one sub-domain (mob.example.com) and all 2nd level sub-domains (*.mob.example.com):
    1. my.mob.example.com
    2. test.mob.example.com
    3. dev.mob.example.com
    4. mail.mob.example.com
    5. (etc)

In order to secure one domain and all its sub-domains as shown in the first example, you have to include *.example.com as a common name (domain name) when creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request). If you want to secure 2nd level sub-domains, then you have to enter *.mob.example.com as a common name (domain name) when creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request).

Browser Compatibility

Chrome
IE
Firefox
Opera
Safari
Netscape
AOL
Camino
Konqueror

Server Platforms And Mobile Browser Compatibility

Server Platforms:
  • BEA Weblogic
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • Microsoft ISA
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft Live Communication
  • Apache
  • BEA Weblogic
  • Lotus Domino
  • OpenLDAP
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • Plesk
  • WebSTAR
  • Webmin
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Ensim Control Panel
  • cPanel / Web Host Manager
  • Hsphere
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • iPlanet Server / Sun One
  • Java Web Server (Javasoft / Sun)
  • Lotus Domino
  • Tomcat
  • Netscape Enterprise Server
  • Novell ConsoleOne
  • Novel Webserver
  • C2Net Stronghold
  • And other SSL-Capable Servers
Mobile Browsers:
  • Android
  • Apple iPhone, iPod Safari 1+
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5/6*
  • Opera Mobile 6+
  • Opera Mini v3+
  • ACCESS NetFront Browser v3.4 +
  • RIM Blackberry v4.2.1 +
  • KDDI Openwave v6.2.0.12 +
  • Netscape Communicator 4.51+
  • NTT / DoCoMo
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Sony Playstation 3
  • Sony Playstation Portable

Need help securing your website? Have questions, or unsure which SSL to choose? Let our fearless dragons help you! Follow the following steps towards getting the type of help that you need.

1. Use our Wizard and find the SSL Certificate that suits you best;

2. Find your answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page;

3. Live Chat with one of our friendly web security dragons;

4. Open a Ticket with our Sales, Billing and Technical Support dragons. We will answer your ticket as soon as possible. We work Monday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 11:00 PM Pacific Time;

5. Email us at [email protected];

6. Email us using our Contact Form.

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How to order?

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1 year $89.99
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3 years $209.99 $59.98
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