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RapidSSL Standard

Ideally for

Blog | Personal Site | Portfolio | Basic domain(s)




Domain Validation SSL

Issue time

5 minutes

Server Licensing



One Domain

With / without "www"


Supported Browsers



No documents required

Support for SAN (UC)


Secure Hash Algorithm


Key Encryption

2048 bit

Certificate Encryption

Up to 256-bit

Site Seal



25 days



RapidSSL Standard is one of the most popular Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificates due to its cost effectiveness and standard 128/256 bit encryption. It secures one single domain and provides 99.3% of browser recognition which includes Netscape 4.7+, IE 5.01+ and Mozilla 1+.

Since there is no required paperwork, the process of acquiring the DV certificate is very quick and easy: you only need to prove that you are the domain owner by responding to an automatic e-mail message.

Along with the SSL certificate, you will be provided a free RapidSSL site seal that you can place in a preeminent place on your website.

RapidSSL Standard is the perfect solution for a basic website and/or a small business.

18 reviews for RapidSSL Standard

  1. 5 out of 5

    Review by Jake

    Good option for a dog breeding website.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Review by Leanne

    Easy to buy from SSL Dragon. User-friendly interface and simple steps to follow.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Review by Renata

    It works perfectly on my portfolio site. Low-cost and fast verification.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Review by Avril

    More than enough for a simple website. Strong encryption is all that matters. Don’t care about extra features.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Review by Novak

    Similar to Comodo. Cheap certificate and fast domain validation.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Review by Cristóbal

    Wanted to get rid of the Google SSL warning ASAP. Got this cert in minutes. The installation took a while (I’m not a pro), but wasn’t difficult at all with the right guide.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Review by Dagmar

    Easy to configure on a WordPress blog via cPanel.

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Review by Myles

    Renewed it again today. So easy to manage.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Review by Valeria

    Decent entry-level certificate for simple websites. I recommend it to all my clients.

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Review by Truthseeker

    Good certificate and price for a portfolio website.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Review by Harry

    Received the configuration files in an archived folder. The installation was straightforward.

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  12. 5 out of 5

    Review by Nicole

    Perfect certificate for a small website!

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  13. 5 out of 5

    Review by Victoria

    Cheaper than Comodo Essential SSL. Bought it for multiple years.

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Review by Ali

    Good price

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  15. 5 out of 5

    Review by Shiva

    Issued Fast!

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Review by Hammude

    Excellent price!

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  17. 5 out of 5

    Review by Mike

    The name speaks for itself. Passed the validation in a couple of minutes.

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  18. 5 out of 5

    Review by Pat

    Good price for a basic ssl. Easily configurable

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

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 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.

When requesting an SSL Certificate you have to prove that you own or you have management rights over the domain or sub-domain that you are requesting an SSL Certificate for.

STEP 1: Domain Validation (DV)


If you have an SSL Certificate issued by Sectigo, GoGetSSL, GeoTrust, Thawte, DigiCert, and RapidSSL, then you can complete the domain validation is by responding to an automated domain validation message sent to your email address. You will be given a list of emails to choose from, and the automated domain validation message will be sent to the email address that you choose.

Always check your email address (including your Spam folder) so as you should receive an email message from the Certificate Authority with instructions on how to validate (prove the ownership of) your domain name. The email message will ask you to copy a unique code and paste it on a specific link provided in the same email message.

Important: Only 5 e-mail addresses are allowed for domain validation: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]
In some cases, the Certificate Authority may allow your administrative e-mail from WHOIS, too, but ONLY IF the Private registration is disabled.

B. HTTP / HTTPS method

The HTTP validation consists of uploading a TXT validation file to a pre-defined location on your website. You have to make sure that you can access this file and link from any web browser. Once you proceed with this domain validation method, the CA will run a scan of your website and will look particularly for this file at the given link. Your SSL Certificate will pass the domain validation within a few minutes after the CA’s crawler system finds the TXT file on your website.

The HTTPS validation method is the same validation method as described above. You should choose the HTTPS option if you already have an SSL Certificate installed on your website.

C. DNS method

You can also add a pre-defined domain record to your domain registrar (the website where you registered your domain name). Make sure that your firewall doesn’t block the CA’s validation robot.

Sectigo and GoGetSSL require CNAME DNS type, which looks like: CNAME

while DigiCert (Thawte, GeoTrust, RapidSSL) require TXT DNS type, which looks like: TXT “w34f54t4t45t354eer98rn4jf4449nfrf”

or TXT “w34f54t4t45t354eer98rn4jf4449nfrf”

Please note that newly added DNS records take between 10-48 minutes to propagate. This means that you will have to wait up to 48 hours to pass the domain validation if you go with this method. That is why we recommend the Email, HTTP, and HTTPS methods better because they would allow you to pass the domain validation instantly.

STEP 2: CAA Check

As of 8th September 2017, all Certificate Authorities (CAs) are obliged to respect your CAA policy, as a security measure.

The CAA record should allow the CA to issue the SSL for your domain name, otherwise, the order would be set as Pending until you update the record.

By default, if no CAA record found, any CA may issue SSL for your domain name. Otherwise, you should update your CAA record.

Here is how to do it:

Here is how to test the record:

Optional (Rare) – Brand Validation (Manual Check)

In some cases, the CAs may require manual verification if your order fails any internal rules of Brand Validation.

It takes around 24-48 hours to pass this manual check, and the CA will either issue or reject an order in such cases.

Here are the reasons why your order is under Brand Validation.

How to change the domain validation method?

If you chose one of these domain validation methods described above, and you see that your domain doesn’t get validated, then you can always change your domain validation method. Please go to this link to learn how to do that.

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.

There are many different ways to install an SSL Certificate, and they all depend on your SSL Certificate brand, the webserver type, the operating system on your server, and the web hosting panel that you have on your server.

These being said, please check our Installation Articles to get detailed instructions on how to install your SSL Certificate on about 44 different server types, hosting panels, and operating systems.

Also, here are links to documentation on how to install your SSL Certificate on your server, based on the SSL Certificate brand that you have:

We always recommend you get specialized help with your 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.

Browser Compatibility


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. 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;

4. Email us using our Contact Form.

Duration Price You Save
1 year $18.00
2 years $33.00
3 years $49.00
Site seal:

Order Steps

  • Click "Buy Now"
  • Create/Access your account
  • Submit payment
Configure the certificate in your account
Pass validation & receive your SSL Certificate

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Sectigo DV Multi-Domain SSL $125.00
Sectigo DV Wildcard SSL $208.33
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SSLS that secure same domains / sub-domains:

Sectigo OV SSL $91.66
Sectigo DV SSL $41.66
DigiCert EV SSL $246.66
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