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Standard SSL (1-site)
Protection for 1 site.
Standard SSL (5-sites)
Protection for 5 or more sites.
Premium SSL (1-site)
Protection for 1 site.
Premium SSL (5-site)
Protection for 5 or more sites.
Why get an SSL Certificate?
How do SSL certificates work?
SSL certificates work to keep sensitive information safe when visiting a website.
In doing so, they help keep data like passwords, personal information, and other transaction information protected from spying eyes such as hackers or man-in-the-middle style of attacks.
The SSL Agreement is first.
When someone browsing the internet visits a website that has an SSL certificate installed, the first thing that happens is that a handshake takes place between the server and client. This agreement establishes a secure connection for the visitor while on the website.
Browser Padlock shows next.
Then, you're all set.
Once you see the padlock and https in the browser address bar, you’re ready to go. Visitors can safely login, submit contact forms, and complete transactions safely, knowing that their information is protected.
Wildcard SSL certificates are useful when you need to protect subdomains of a website as well as the primary domain of your website.
For instance, if your website was example.com, this certificate would provide encryption for example.com as well all subdomains such as blog.example.com or store.example.com.
With our managed SSL service, we take care of it all for you. From installation and setup, to monitoring and maintenance, this stress-free service saves you time and energy.
Additional cybersecurity tools to keep your site safe and secure
Comprehensive cybersecurity is the best way to ensure your website has well-rounded protection.
Take automatic backups of your website and data in the event you ever need to recover and restore it.
SSL Certificates FAQs
Adding an SSL certificate to your website comes with a number of different benefits. The most important being that investing in an SSL is taking a step toward protecting your website’s visitors. By doing so, privacy and other user information are protected, keeping your visitors safe and protected as they visit your website.
Another key benefit is SEO. Sites that have an SSL certificate installed on their website are actually favored by search engines. This tends to give websites a slight boost in SEO and improved ranking.
For Standard SSL certificates (DV), these are fastest. They are usually installed in just a few minutes, but may take up to 24 hours on the long end.
For Premium SSL certificates (EV), these take a little longer. Around 30 days on average. The reason is that extended validation certificates require an application and vetting process to confirm the identify of your business. Though these sites offer visitors the most trust and credibility because they show a green bar in browser address bars.
Depending on whether your website is a personal site, small business site, or large business site will usually answer this question. For most basic websites, the Standard SSL will work for your site. If your website is an online store, or for a larger business/enterprise site, then a Premium SSL is probably going to be the better option.
Depending on whether you need to secure more than one site will determine whether to select the 1-site or 5-site plan. If you need to secure 5 or more sites, the 5-site plan is the better option.
Lastly, if you need an SSL that covers your primary domain as well as all subdomains, a Wildcard SSL is the option to go with.
Managed SSL is a service that oversees the management of your SSL certificate for you. It is designed to reduce the effort needed for customers to manage their own SSL, which regularly includes tasks such as installation, configuration, and updating of the certificate when necessary.
The Managed SSL service offers Domain Validation (DV) SSL certificates as well as multiple-domains certificates (SAN SSL, which secures one primary plus 4 additional domains).
After purchasing an SSL certificate, you will receive an email letting you know when your certificate is ready.
If you have purchased web hosting, online store, or Website Builder through us, your SSL should be automatically installed.
For additional instructions, see this article on installing SSL certificates.
A Wildcard is a type of SSL certificate that protects primary domains as well as all subdomains of a website. For example, whereas a standard SSL would cover only example.com, a Wildcard SSL would cover example.com, blog.example, and any other subdomains under the primary domain.
All websites with an SSL installed are going to show the padlock and HTTPS prefix in the address bar. However, only websites with a Premium SSL (EV) certificate installed will show the green bar in the address bar. Reasoning? These websites have gone through a more extensive vetting process to confirm the legitimacy of their businesses. This usually entails confirming business information such as the phone number and address of a business.
So, while the process does take a little longer, sites with extended validation are often looked at as the most trustworthy and credible. Businesses who choose to purchase a Premium SSL will still have access to a Standard SSL while their website is going through the vetting process.
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