Suitable SSL Certificates for Apache HTTP Server

Discover the SSL Certificates which are perfect for Apache HTTPS Server

An SSL Certificate is not a new word today; not only Technology Geeks but Web users are also aware of it. Since the SSL certificate technology introduced to the world of internet security, it has become a huge need for every single website over the Internet.

Let’s understand what really SSL Certificate is…

An SSL Certificate is a bridge between Browser and Server which secures the ongoing communication.

  • When a user enters any information in browser
  • This information passes through SSL Certificate
  • SSL encrypts the information and forward it to server
  • The Server delivers decrypt this encrypted to another user safely

Image: SSL Certificate Work Flow

Apache is world’s #1 web server and adopted by millions of websites globally. Since it was launched in 1995, today it covers about 50.2% Web Server market share. Apache HTTP server is being maintained by Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

Apache HTTP Server offering multiple features and servers as the form of modules and its iconic module is mod_SSL, this module is providing the cryptographic functions via SSL and TLS protocols to encrypt the web communication.

Apache HTTP Server is suitable for all types of SSL Certificate of various available brands. Whether its Symantec, Comodo, Thawte, RapidSSL, or GeoTrust SSL certificate, Apache allows to installing them all.

Types of SSL Certificates which suitable for Apache HTTP Server

1) Domain Validated SSL Certificate- recommended to secure the low and medium level websites or blog which collets less number of user information. These certs are issuable within minutes and take few minutes to install on the server.

The List of DV SSL products

  1. Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate
  2. RapidSSL Certificate
  3. Thawte SSL 123 Certificate
  4. GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Certificate

2) Organization Validated SSL Certificate- recommended to secure the small/medium/large level business websites which ask for user payment information. These certificates are validating both domain and business documents, it takes up to 3 days to issue the certificate.

The List of OV SSL Products

  1. Comodo InstantSSL certificate
  2. GeoTrust True BusinessID SSL Certificate
  3. Thawte Web Server SSL Certificate
  4. Symantec Secure site SSL Certificate

3) Extended Validation SSL Certificates- recommended by experts to secure E-commerce, Banking, Social Media, Healthcare, Medical, University, Government, etc. sectors. They are offering the highest level of encryption and user trust by enabling the Green Address bar and Business name in URL.

The List of EV SSL Products

  1. Comodo EV SSL
  2. GeoTrust True BusinessID EV SSL
  3. Thawte Web Server EV SSL
  4. Symantec Secure Site EV SSL.

Important Resources to Read

  1. How SSL protects personal information through encrypted connections·
  2. Details on SSL Certificate Types and Products for Apache
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