A Simple Guide to Encryption
SSL for the Web
The acronym SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. SSL was recently renamed TLS (Transport Layer Security), but because most people are still unfamiliar with the name TLS and because the configuration files still use the name SSL, we will use the name SSL in this tutorial. SSL is a cryptographic networking protocol that allows for secure communications between a client (usually a personal computer) and a server (usually a web server on which a website is located). This tutorial will teach you how to set up your website to communicate securely with your visitors.
NOTE: In order to complete this tutorial, you'll need an existing website with a unique domain name and access to your website's cPanel.
SSL cPanel Configuration
1. OpenSSL is located at openssl.org.
2. VeriSign's SSL store is located at verisign.com/ssl.
3. GeoTrust's SSL store is located here.
4. For more information about cPanel, visit cpanel.net.