SSL Certificates

Build confidence in your brand by building safety into your website.

SSL Certificates aren’t just for eCommerce sites

Protect your audiences’ personal information, build trust in your brand, don’t get flagged as an unsafe website, AND boost your site’s Google ranking.


Protect one website

Protect multiple websites

Protect one website + all subdomains

Industry-leading security

All certificates include:


SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption – the strongest on the market


Protects unlimited servers


Compatible with all major browsers


Boost Google search ranking


Up to USD 1 million liability protection


Displays a Security Seal on your site


Unlimited free reissues


Unlimited 24/7 security support


30-day money back guarantee

Win customer confidence

When a user sees the lock icon and “https” in their web browser when they visit your site, they’ll know you’ve taken precautions to actively monitor the security of your website. Our SSL certificates even come with McAfee Secure with the McAfee trustmark to display on your clean, secure site.

Boost your search engine ranking

Google positions HTTPS-encrypted websites higher in search results because it’s a more trusted site. So an SSL protects your customers and also helps more people to find you.


Don't get flagged as 'not secure'

Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox mandate HTTPS-connection (or SSL) for websites that have intake forms of any kind. If your website does not use HTTPS, a “Not Secure!” warning with red exclamation mark will display in the browser’s address bar, discouraging users from entering data like names, email addresses, etc.


Questions about SSL Certificates?

Check these answers.

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key.

A certificate serves as an electronic “passport” that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection.

An SSL certificate contains the following information:

  • The certificate holder’s name
  • The certificate’s serial number and expiration date
  • A copy of the certificate holder’s public key
  • The digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority

For information about installing SSLs, see our Help Center (Installing SSL certificates).

How does an SSL certificate work?

An SSL certificate ensures safe, easy, and convenient Internet shopping. Once an Internet user enters a secure area — by entering credit card information, email address, or other personal data, for example — the shopping site’s SSL certificate enables the browser and Web server to build a secure, encrypted connection. The SSL “handshake” process, which establishes the secure session, takes place discreetly behind the scene without interrupting the consumer’s shopping experience. A “padlock” icon in the browser’s status bar and the “https://” prefix in the URL are the only visible indications of a secure session in progress.

By contrast, if a user attempts to submit personal information to an unsecured website (i.e., a site that is not protected with a valid SSL certificate), the browser’s built-in security mechanism triggers a warning to the user, reminding him/her that the site is not secure and that sensitive data might be intercepted by third parties. Faced with such a warning, most Internet users will likely look elsewhere to make a purchase.

Which SSL do I need?

Some websites or server configurations require a specific type of SSL. Use these questions as a guideline to help determine which SSL you should use.

Is this for a business or a personal website?

How do you want to show visitors that your site is secure? Do you want visitors to see the SSL belongs to a verified organization, or is HTTPS in the address enough?

All SSL-secured sites display HTTPS in the address. Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSLs also display a prominent indicator — usually a green address bar — to quickly assure visitors that the organization’s legal and physical existence was verified according to strict industry standards. For more information, see “What is a Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate?” in our Help Center.

For more information to help you choose an SSL certificate, see our Help Center article, “Which SSL do I need?”

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