With RapidSSL, the name says it all. If you’re searching for a simple security solution with a lightning-fast issuance time, look no further than RapidSSL. While not as globally recognized for trust and security as a more premium brand like Symantec, RapidSSL still provides websites with a reputable trust-seal and desired level of encryption strength. This brand is highly sought-after by start-ups, small businesses operating under a limited budget, and light ecommerce websites.
RAPIDSSL CERTIFICATE (DV)
It’s quick, cost-effective & easy to install a DV SSL certificate, and this solution offers a basic level of assurance to site users by displaying https and activating the little padlock icon in the URL space of web browsers. You can get this almost INSTANTLY*** by using our lightning-fast and automated Domain Control Validation (DCV) process. You’ll also have access to a static trust seal (or trust mark) that you can download and display on your website. Click for more information. *** Issuance of the certificate is based on the validation process
RAPIDSSL WILDCARD CERTIFICATE (DV)
The RapidSSL wildcard certificate is an ideal solution for entry-level websites that need to protect one main domain (both www and non-www) along with their subdomains (i.e. exampledomain.com, mail.exampledomain.com, admin.exampledomain.com, retail.exampledomain.com, etc.) Click here for more information.
Different types of SSL certificates explained
Domain Validated (DV)
A Domain Validated (DV) SSL certificate is a quick and easy way to secure a domain, as the Certificate Authority (CA) issuing the certificate only requires verification that the recipient actually owns the domain they wish to cover. This verification process can typically be completed in a matter of minutes. However, these certificates offer little in the way of SSL recognition, so they are recommended for websites where visitor trust is not of high importance and information like usernames, passwords, or credit card information is not required.
Organization Validated (OV)
An Organization Validated (OV) SSL certificate requires that a business complete a light vetting process by the Certificate Authority before being issued. These certificates are a nice middle-ground between DV and EV certificates, as they aren’t as expensive as EV options but still offer more SSL and trust indications than basic DV options. These certificates typically take between 2-3 days to be issued.
Extended Validated (EV)
EV stands for Extended Validation and is the most premium type of SSL certificate available. These certificates are identified on websites mainly by the green address bar, the most universally recognized symbol of trust on the web. EV certificates are becoming more and more commonplace in the industry, especially amongst ecommerce sites, as they are used by some of the most trusted sites in the world like Bank of America, Twitter, Paypal, and more. These certificates require that a company complete a thorough vetting process before being issued.
Wildcard SSL Certificates
Wildcard SSL certificates can cover one main domain name (www.domain.com) and an unlimited amount of subdomains (mail.domain.com, login.domain.com, test.domain.com, etc.).
WWW and non-WWW certificates
GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Sectigo (previous comodo CA) both offer coverage for www and non-www. As long as the certificate is generated with www as the common name, the non-www version will automatically be covered. This is not the case, however, for Symantec and Thawte certificates. You will to purchase separate certificates to cover both the www and non-www common name for either of those brands.