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What is SSL and how does it work

SSL: what is it and how does it work?

  • 8 December 2022
  • Reading time: 6 min

Only trust websites with an SSL certificate. These have a secure HTTPS connection that keeps data out of the hands of internet fraudsters.

What is HTTPS

What is HTTPS and why is such a secure connection important?

  • 18 May 2022
  • Reading time: 7 min

An HTTPS connection in your address bar is a sign of security and trust. If your website is not yet protected, it's about time.

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Let’s Encrypt: the pros and cons of free SSL

  • 4 November 2021
  • Reading time: 5 min

There are several ways to purchase SSL certificates. The free Let's Encrypt certificate is one of them. Discover the pros and cons.

SSL-certificates - shorter duration

Shorter duration for SSL certificates: a maximum of 1 year

  • 9 July 2020
  • Reading time: 3 min

To increase the security of HTTPS connections, SSL certificates will be for a shorter duration: from now on, they will have a maximum validity of 1 year. How does that...

Comodo becomes Sectigo

The brand of your SSL certificate undergoes a name change: Comodo is now Sectigo

  • 20 November 2018
  • Reading time: 3 min

Comodo's SSL certificates are being rebranded as Sectigo. What exactly does this mean for your Comodo certificate? UPDATE: Error messages possible with outdated MacOS Why are Comodo certificates given a...

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New maximum lifetime for SSL certificates: what you should know

  • 20 March 2018
  • Reading time: 3 min

Since 1 March 2018, the maximum validity period of SSL certificates has been reduced from 39 to a little more than 27 months. What exactly does this mean for you?...

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Warning: Google will soon distrust Symantec SSL certificates

  • 11 September 2017
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Google really wants to make sure that users keep trusting secure HTTPS sites. Since Google believes that Symantec was not strict enough when issuing SSL certificates, the world’s most popular...

Google and Mozilla want HTTPS to be used on all pages… Are you ready for it?

Google and Mozilla want HTTPS to be used on all pages… Are you ready for it?

  • 3 June 2017
  • Reading time: 3 min

Soon, both Chrome and Firefox browsers will warn users even more strongly when they visit a page that is not secured via the HTTPS protocol. What is going to change?...

Hosting and domain names in 2017: evaluation

Hosting and domain names in 2017: evaluation

  • 29 May 2017
  • Reading time: 6 min

Now that an increasing number of retailers have turned to e-commerce, all aspects of the digital infrastructure have become essential. These aspects range from hosting to domain names, including SSL...

Three important reasons to switch to HTTPS

  • 20 March 2017
  • Reading time: 4 min

HTTPS is not only interesting for websites that process sensitive information from users (passwords, logins, etc.). Find out more about the main benefits of going for HTTPS even if you...

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Should you go for a free Let’s Encrypt certificate or a premium SSL certificate?

  • 25 January 2017
  • Reading time: 3 min

An encrypted connection has become indispensable for those who want to send data over the Internet. Not only is this solution more secure, but it will also help you achieve...

Free Let’s Encrypt SSL-certificate for Combell clients

  • 12 January 2017
  • Reading time: 2 min

Internet security is becoming ever more important for all of us, including the Combell webhosting customer. At Combell we are persistent in our efforts to take (and keep) the lead...