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SSL Certificates

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website. If a website has a valid SSL certificate, all web traffic to and from the website is encrypted, meaning that it can’t be intercepted and read by any third party.

When you visit a website that has a valid SSL certificate most web browsers will show a padlock in the address bar to indicate that the certificate is valid and that your trafffic is being encrypted.

What is a wildcard SSL certificate?

A wildcard SSL certificate is an SSL certificate that will work for unlimited subdomains on your website. For example, say you have two subdomains:

  1. https://store.yourbusiness.com.au
  2. https://contact.yourbusiness.com.au

Instead of having a seperate SSL certificate for each subdomain, you can simply have one wildcard SSL certificate (e.g. *.yourbusiness.com.au) which will work on all subdomains.

Free wildcard SSL certificates with Sapphire Web

Sapphire Web offer FREE wildcard SSL certificates with every website. We also look after the management and renewal of your wildcard SSL certificate, so you never have to worry about it. To get a free SSL certificate for your website today, contact Sapphire Web.

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