GoDaddy SSL Certificate
GoDaddy SSL Certificates
Protect your website visitors and increase trust with a secure connection.
Choose your SSL certificate starting at $67.99/year*
How to choose the best SSL certificate for your business website
Select Your GoDaddy SSL Certificate
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 a GoDaddy SSL Certificate?
How do GoDaddy SSL certificates work?
GoDaddy 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 a GoDaddy 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.
After a secure, encrypted connection has been established, visitors then see a small padlock in the browser address bar. This indicates that the website is in fact, secure to browse. Sites with GoDaddy SSL certificates installed will also show “https” in the address bar. This how you know a website is using SSL.
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.
GoDaddy 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 GoDaddy’s managed SSL service, everything about your SSL certificate is taken care of for you. From installation and setup, to monitoring and maintenance, this stress-free service saves you time and energy.
When it comes to choosing the best SSL certificate for your business website, it’s well-worth making an informed decision.
It’s sort of like insurance. You only want to pay for the amount of coverage that you really need. But at the same time, you want to ensure that you are well-protected. That’s where it may be helpful to get a basic understanding of the different types.
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.
GoDaddy SSL Certificate FAQs
SSL is an acronym that stands for Secure Socket Layer. A GoDaddy SSL certificate validates the identity of your website and then adds a layer of encryption to your site. This way, online thieves and other malicious parties are unable to intercept or view sensitive information that a visitor might enter on that website. Non-secure connections, or sites on an HTTP connection, make it easier for spies to intercept this sensitive data.
For more information, see What is an SSL certificate?
Adding a GoDaddy 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.
Pricing for a GoDaddy SSL certificate depends on the chosen certificate and ranges from $67.99 per year to $349.99 per year in cost. Here are the prices for each available GoDaddy SSL certificate:
- Standard SSL (1-site): $67.99/year
- Standard SSL (5-site): $99.99/year
- Premium SSL (1-site): $149.99/year
- Premium SSL (5-site): $349.99/year
For Standard GoDaddy 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 GoDaddy 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.
GoDaddy 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 a GoDaddy SSL certificate, you will receive an email letting you know when your certificate is ready.
For additional instructions, see this article on how to install an SSL certificate.
A Wildcard is a type of GoDaddy SSL certificate that protects primary domains as well as all subdomains of a website. For example, whereas a standard GoDaddy 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.
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 GoDaddy 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.
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