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Getting started guide: SSL Certificates

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the way that sites can make sure that all of their communications with users are secure. Crazy Domains is committed to giving you the best in SSL to make sure that you can conduct your online business in full security and confidence. This guide will show you how to get started with SSL.

Table of Contents

  1. How do I use my SSL Certificate
  2. How to Install a SSL on a Web server
  3. Creating CSR (Certificate Signing Request)

How do I use my SSL Certificate

After you have purchased your SSL Certificate, you will receive a notification email within 24 hours, confirming that your SSL Certificate is Ready. Please note that it will take up to 24 hours after notification for the SSL to become active. After the SSL installation is complete, you can connect to your domain via https://www.mydomain.com, meaning that the connection is secure and encrypted. Note the URL begins with https:// instead of http://.

If you are NOT hosted at Crazy Domains, then follow the appropriate instructions below to install your SSL Certificate.

How to Install a SSL on a web server

After you have created your CSR, purchased your SSL Certificate, and the SSL Certificate validation and processing are complete, you are ready to install your SSL Certificate. The certificate will be provided by email. The SSL Certificate will be an attached text file with encrypted data that your server will use once the certificate is installed. Choose your server type below for more information on installing the SSL Certificate.

Creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request)

A CSR or Certificate Signing Request is the way your SSL Certificate is validated. It includes encrypted information about your organization, the domain name it is valid for (which stops phishing attacks), your locality, and your country.

Learn how to create your CSR (Certificate Signing Request).

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