SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates


What Are SSL Certificates?


SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer”. SSL is a transaction security standard that provides data encryption server authentication and message integrity. SSL certificates reassure your customers and provide them with a confidence boost knowing that their information is kept safe.

Dedicated SSL certificates allow you and your customers to conduct business via the Internet. With a valid SSL certificate, you may access your site via, “”. SSL will encrypt all user data and traffic such as: credit card numbers, home addresses, phone numbers, passwords and e-mails.

HardDriveHotel allows customers to add an SSL certificate to their hosting plan. Our SSL certificates are provided by GeoTrust. GeoTrust is the world’s second largest digital certificate provider with over 100,000 customers in over 150 countries. Upon purchasing an SSL certificate, we will install it to your hosting account.


What Are Wildcard SSL Certificates?


Wildcard SSL certificates provide protection for your domain plus all the subdomains.

For Example:


What Forms of Encryption Are Used?


Each certificate has the chance to use a separate cipher from other certificates. Ciphers range from “AES CBC” all the way to “ChaCha20+Poly1305”.



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