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Can I get a free Private SSL certificate with a Shared Hosting account?

Yes, you can get a free SSL certificate called Essential SSL. Purchased separately from Host Color it will cost you $29.04 per year (this is one of the lowest prices on the market as of December 2012). However if you sign up for Multi...

Do I need a SSL certificate?

If you run a blog or any other kind of regular website that does not accept user registrations or online payment, you probably do not need a digital security (SSL) certificate. However if you have registered users or customers who...

How do I create CSR for the SSL certificate?

This article explains Host Color's customers how to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using Apache mod_ssl/OpenSSL. A CSR is a file which contains your certificate application information, including your Public Key. Generate...

What do I need to qualify for Extended Validation SSL?

The process for issuance an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate aims to validate the requestor's domain control and verify the requesting entity's legal existence, incorporation status and identity. Please note that the validation...

What does a Business Validated certificate means?

A "Business Validate" certificate stands for an "organizationally validated certificate". It aims to validate identity of the business entity that operates a certain website and its registered (incorporated) business name....

What does a Domain Validated SSL certificate mean?

A Domain validated SSL is a digital certificate in which the validated identifying information of the certificate is limited to the Domain name (web address) used for your website. If one of these certificates validates correctly, then...

What does a SSL certificate mean?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), is the Internet standard security technology which creates an encrypted link between a web server and the browser used by Internet user. The link ensures that all data processed between user's computer and the...

What kind of documents do I need for EV SSL validation?

When you have signed up for Extended Validation SSL Certificate you will be provided with an Order Number and instructions on what to do next. We will open support ticket in your Account Zone and will send you instructions. Here is a...

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