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SSL Certificates

Question: What is an ssl certificate?

Answer: SSL Stands for "Secure Sockets Layer" ( a protocol or standard developed by Netscape) used to transmit private information across the Internet. SSL uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data - a public key known to everyone and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message. Web sites use the SSL protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card information or passwords. You can typically identify an SSL connection when a website address starts with https: instead of http: and contains a yellow lock at the bottom right of the browser.

Question: What is the difference between shared ssl certificate and private ssl certificate?

Answer: A shared ssl displays as https://ip/~yourusername/ A private ssl would display as https://www.yourdomain.com in the address bar.

Question: How do I purchase a private ssl from you and what type is it?
Answer: We sell the following GeoTrust 128 bit certificates

RapidSSL™ - $59

QuickSSL™ $89
SSL Witepaper | SSL Datasheet

QuickSSL Premium™ $129
SSL Witepaper | SSL Datasheet

True BusinessID™ $149
SSL Witepaper | SSL Datasheet

Click here to compare SSL Certificates

To purchase an SSL from us pick the type of an account you have with us. You must know our servers are Apache + Mod SSL If you require assistance from us to install it there will be a $25.00 installation fee. You will also need to purchase a dedicated ip for your ssl cert before contacting us which can be purchased by logging into your client control panel. Purchase Dedicated IP address. We will need both the key and the csr.

Question: Can you tell me a little about GEOTrust SSL's?

Answer: GeoTrust SSL's are trusted by over 99.3% of internet browsers (equal to Verisign and Thawte certificates). The only difference between one ssl type and another is the browser recognition and insured amount. You can rest assured the GeoTrust SSL certificates we are selling are among the highest browser recognition in the industry. To name a few of the browsers.. all Internet Explorer 5.00 and above, Firefox, Netscape 4x and above, AOL 5 and above and Opera 5 and above and comes pre-installed with all Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 8.5, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X operating systems.

Question: What is the path to the free shared ssl?

Answer: Please visit our shared ssl page.

Question: Do you have a seal I can place on my site?
Answer: Yes you will be granted a seal when you order your ssl certificate.

QuickSSL Premium Site Seal Installation

To install the QuickSSL Premium Smart Icon seal, simply add the following lines of JavaScript to each web page on which you want the QuickSSL Premium seal to appear:

<!-- GeoTrust QuickSSL [tm] Smart Icon tag. Do not edit. -->
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" TYPE="text/javascript" SRC="//smarticon.geotrust.com/si.js"></SCRIPT>
<!-- end GeoTrust Smart Icon tag -->

This script will retrieve your QuickSSL Premium registration data from GeoTrust's QuickSSL Premium registry server and display the QuickSSL Premium seal on your web page.

Remember, the web page on which you place this QuickSSL Premium seal must use exactly the same domain url that is in your QuickSSL Premium enrollment application. For instance, if the enrollment is for shop.example.com, then the QuickSSL Premium registration is for that site, and does not include other fully qualified domains like www.example.com.

Question: Is BigBlueHost an Authoized Reseller of GEOTrust?
Answer: Yes we have developed a relationship with GeoTrust to present these products to you at a reduced authoized reseller price.

Question: How do I transfer a ssl?
Answer: Every place that sells an SSL Certificate has a different transfer procedure. You will need to ask the supplier you purchased it from.