What is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) ?

SSL is the standard internet protocol to encrypt data transmitted between your browser and the server.

Due to the open nature of the web, it is important to transmit any sensitive data only through a secured SSL connection.


What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate contains a public and private key pair as well as verified identification information.

When a browser (or client) points to a secured domain, the server shares the public key with the client to establish an encryption method and a unique session key. The client confirms that it recognizes and trusts the issuer of the SSL Certificate. This process is known as the "SSL handshake" and it can begin a secure session that protects message privacy and message integrity


How does encryption protect my business and my customers?

Encryption ensures that information is scrambled in transit so that only the intended recipient can decode it.

At current computing speeds, a hacker with the time, tools, and motivation to attack would require a trillion years to break into a session with 128-bit encryption. SSL Certificates with server-gated cryptography (SGC) enable 128- or 256-bit encryption for over 99.9% of Internet users.


How Do I install an SSL Certificate to my website?

To install an SSL certificate to our domain, you will need a few things:

1) A dedicated IP for your domain.

2) Generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) to purchase the SSL certificate.

3) Verifiy you have authority for your domain.

4) Once verified, install the SSL Certifificate to the website.

5) Enable the use of https:// for all pages on your website which users will submit sensitive data.


Too Complicated?

At ANS Communications we will take care of installation of SSL certificate for all our hosting customers.

For $30.00 we will purchase an SSL Certificate for your website and install it free.  We will also provide you a dedicated IP free of charge for the during of your hosting with us.  That is a saving of $33/year for the IP alone!

For $149/year we will provide you with web hosting, dedicated IP, SSL Certificate, and we will even throw in our custom shopping cart free of charge!  Our shopping cart is a ready to use solution and integrates all the major Australian payment gateways.  This will definitely save you money on development cost.

Contact us today to find out more!