The RapidSSL Standard certificate belongs to GeoTrust CA brand. It is quite old and well-known certificate authority with thousands of sales. Just like any other Domain validation, SSL certificate issuance process takes around five minutes. RapidSSL supports 128/256-bit encryption, so SHA2 hash algorithms are available.
Validation has an automatic process, and that is why it is possible to get SSL anytime, day or night. No need to send any business or private documents to certification center as RapidSSL requires confirmation of domain ownership only. It is possible to pass the validation via email only.
It is possible to get RapidSSL for three years, save more money and order SSL for multiple years; more years - bigger discounts. RapidSSL offers 10,000$-warranty amount, free reissues and unlimited server support.