Home / Tag Archives: https

Tag Archives: https

May, 2010

  • 11 May

    Self-Signed SSL Certificates

    SSL allows you to serve encrypted web pages to website visitors over the HTTPS protocol. Certificates must be signed in order to not set off browser flags that will question your site’s authenticity. But OpenSSL also provides the option to create a self-signed certificate, and many web hosting control panels …

  • 6 May

    What You Should Know About SSL Certificates

    SSL certificates allow website owners to provide something like a badge of authenticity to their users. In theory a website with a valid certificate should be trustworthy and secure. By default, web browsers will recognize a number of certificate authorities, companies that sell annual certificates and verify them. Depending on …

February, 2010

  • 2 February

    What's HTTPS?

    If you’ve ever shopped online or used Internet banking, you may be familiar with Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. Better known as HTTPS, this technology is simply a more secure form of the regular HTTP protocol that uses SSL. HTTPS works by encrypting data that would otherwise be out in the …

January, 2010

  • 29 January

    How to enable HTTPS on a Windows server

    SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and is the underlying technology that enables a website to use the HTTPS protocol. Why is this important? A website with an HTTPS URL provides website visitors with a secure connection for private transactions. It is essential for any type of online sales or …

December, 2009

  • 25 December

    Running an entire website under SSL

    Question: I was thinking of making my entire website HTTPS instead of just the shopping cart. Is this a good idea? Answer: There are both pros and cons to securing an entire site with SSL, but most seem to agree that the cons outweigh the pros. The advantage is that …

September, 2009

  • 22 September

    How to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

    Question: How do I force users to use the SSL version of a folder on my website? Answer: With e-commerce websites it is very important to make sure your customers have a secure connection to your website. Nothing can be more damaging to a business than to have sensitive user …

June, 2009

  • 24 June

    When you need SSL and when you don't

    Most web hosts offer some form of SSL in at least some of their hosting packages. Many users are confused about when it is necessary to have SSL, when it is optional, and when they do not need it at all. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is essentially …