SINGLE CERTIFICATES

Single Domain SSL certificates, as the name suggests, are SSL/TLS certificates that are issued to secure a single domain name. They provide encryption and authentication for a specific domain, such as www.example.com. Here are some key points about single domain SSL certificates:

  1. Domain-Specific Security: Single domain SSL certificates are designed to secure a single domain and its associated subdomains. They encrypt the communication between the web server and the users’ browsers, protecting sensitive data such as login credentials, personal information, and financial transactions.

  2. Validation Levels: Single domain SSL certificates can be issued with different validation levels, including Domain Validation (DV), Organization Validation (OV), and Extended Validation (EV). The level of validation determines the extent to which the certificate authority verifies the identity of the domain owner.

  3. Cost-Effectiveness: Single domain SSL certificates are typically more affordable compared to Wildcard SSL certificates and Multi-Domain SSL certificates. They are suitable for websites that do not have multiple subdomains or for which separate certificates for each subdomain are not required.

  4. Easy Management: Since single domain SSL certificates are specific to a single domain, managing them is straightforward. They are easy to install, renew, and maintain, making them a practical choice for smaller websites or businesses with a single domain.

  5. Browser Compatibility: Single-domain SSL certificates are widely supported by modern web browsers, ensuring that visitors to your website can establish secure connections without encountering compatibility issues.

While single domain SSL certificates provide security for a single domain, they may not be suitable for websites with multiple subdomains or complex web infrastructures. In such cases, Wildcard SSL certificates or Multi-Domain SSL certificates may be more appropriate to cover all the necessary domains and subdomains under a single certificate.