SSL certificates are used to establish a secure connection between a web server and a web browser. They ensure the encryption of data transmitted between the server and the browser, preventing unauthorized access or interception of sensitive information.
The main difference between wildcard and other SSL certificates lies in their coverage.
- Standard SSL Certificates: These certificates are issued for a single fully qualified domain name (FQDN). If you have multiple domains, subdomains, or servers, you'll need to buy separate certificates for each. They provide encryption for a specific domain name (e.g., www.example.com).
- Wildcard SSL Certificates: These certificates are issued for a domain and all of its subdomains. For example, if you have a wildcard certificate for "*.example.com," it will secure "www.example.com," "blog.example.com," "shop.example.com," and any other subdomain under "example.com." This allows you to secure multiple subdomains with a single certificate.
We provide RapidSSL, Geotrust and Comodo certificates as single certificates, wildcard certificates and domain verification certificates.
All certificates can be purchased from the client portal - SSL Certificates
We will auto populate all the details from the client portal for registration of the certificate.
We also offer LetsEncrypt as a certificate provider should you not require a certificate for E-commerce or similar websites.
In summary, wildcard SSL certificates offer more flexibility and cost-effectiveness when you have multiple subdomains to secure, as they cover an entire domain and its subdomains. Standard SSL certificates are more suitable when you only need to secure a single domain name.