Few days ago I have opened a thread looking for a certificate meeting some specs: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=560270
Some people replied me including Pat H who mentioned 256 bit encryption!
I bought and installed this certificate and here is the outcome:
When I https to the site it gives me an alert: 'The security certificate was issued by a company you have chosen not to trust..."
It is also an 128 bit encryption!!!
What went wrong?
(I opened this thread because nobody answered my last questions in the old one)
OK sorry it is a 256bits indeed!
What should I do now, buy a new one or make some modifications through WHM?
If I buy a new one how will I determine a trusted company as an issuer of the cert?
most cetificates can be used for 1024bit or higher encryption if the webserver and browser supported it...
I think you are mistaken certificate signing key with encryption key. Certificates themselves are public/private keys in the range of 1024k-4096k bits. However the actual encryption itself is done in RC4, AES, etc block ciphers between 128k and 256k (or 56k if you are using an old international version of IE5/IE6).
I installed it fine, after the email from namecheap arrived with a delay of 8 days!
However, when I browse the page with IE 7 it is waiting for 1 item to load and its not displaying the padlock.