- What kind of secure server do you have?
- What is a secure certificate?
- What type of secure servers do you offer?
- Do I need to purchase a certificate for my
domain? If so, how do I get one?
1. What kind of secure server do you
We are running the Apache StrongHold Secure server. This
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server uses 128 bit keys and RSA encryption technology. We use Verisign as our Certificate Authority (CA).
2. What is a secure certificate?
A secure certificate is a certificate signed by a trusted
third party such as Verisign. This authenticates the
server by matching key information as the web site and the company information for the
owner of the certificate. This information is sent to the browser to assure the validity
of the certificate.
3. What type of secure servers do you
All customers who have domains on our server have two
options. They may put their files that they want a secure connection for on our separate
server which is located at www.blueguru.com. You would then provide a link to your
pages on our secure server.
Otherwise, if you don't want your secure pages to appear on
another site (Ie. you want it to appear that it is YOUR server that is secure) you would
need to purchase a certificate from Verisign or
another company. Verisign charges $290 for the first year and $75 each additional year.
4. Do I need to purchase a
certificate for my domain? If so, how do I get one?
You only need to purchase a secure certificate if you want
encryption on YOUR domain and do not wish to put your pages on our secure server domain.