• Protects sensitive information

    SSL certificates encrypt sensitive data so no other people can read it.

  • SSL keeps data secure

    Keep your website data stored securely with an SSL certificate.

  • SSL helps eCommerce

    Using https:// on your checkout pages helps increase conversion rates.

Having an SSL Certificate on your domain helps improve the security of your website by encrypting all of the incoming and outgoing information, and is essential if you’re going to be processing payments directly on your website. Back in August 2014, Google announced that they would now be using HTTPS as a ranking signal, and pages which have HTTPS enabled will benefit from a minor boost in rankings. To get the full benefit, you should enable site-wide HTTPS.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is known as a way of protecting the data that is being transmitted through your website, as to give you and your customers a layer of security and protection. SSL usually means that whatever the user does on the website, stays within his own judgement and no 3rd party can interfer.

Here are a suggestions that we recommend, and know others would too.
  • Single domain secured
    RapidSSL’ s new web console features help make the task of managing your SSL/TLS certificates much easier.
  • SSL certificates in minutes
    RapidSSL issues most SSL certificates witin minutes of enrollment, helping you develop and launch a secure site quickly. Our root certificate has 99+% browser recognition.
  • Online Validation
    With a RapidSSL certificate, you get a quick and efficient online validation process. That means no paperwork and less hassle for you.
  • 99+% browser support + $10,000 Warranty + 15-Day Refund Policy
    The warranty is the amount paid out to your customer, should he or she incur a loss due to a wrongly issued certificate. RapidSSL certificates all come with $10,000 warranty.
  • Free Site Seal
    You'll receive a free static Site Seal with your purchase, which you can place anywhere on your site to let customers know they're safe doing business with you.
  • Full business validated certificate
    Featuring the strongest possible levels of encryption, dedicated customer support, unlimited server licenses, dynamic site seal and free PCI scanning for 1 year *, Instant SSL is not just great value for money, it is the complete trust solution for your website.
  • Provide The Security Your Customers Expect
    By using Comodo SSL Certificate you guarantee the highest possible encryption levels for online transactions. Each certificate is signed with NIST recommended 2048 bit signatures and provides up to 256 bit encryption of customer data.
  • Dynamic Site Seal boosts customer conversion
    Each TrustLogo features real-time 'point-to-verify' technology which displays your authenticated business credentials whenever a visitor places their mouse over the seal.
  • Industry Leading Expert Support
    As a valued SSL customer, you receive first class technical support for any issues or questions you may have during any part of the application, installation or life-cycle of your SSL Certificate.
  • Risk Free 30 Day Refunds
    Buy with confidence! If you are not completely satisfied with any aspect of your purchase, Comodo will refund your money without any delay or hassles.
  • Great for personal websites or social media
    Regular extended validation (EV) ecommerce certificates require a registered company name, a long-term operation history and lots of paperwork that may be simply excessive for a small ecommerce business. Those ecommerce folks who are not willing to invest too much too early will enjoy the benefits of a medium assurance GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium.
  • Security: domain control validation, up to 256-bit encryption
    While all certs give you security, their encryption levels or key lengths can be different. The larger the key, the harder it is to decrypt, although out of an endless number of combinations not even a genius with IQ 160 will be able to guess yours. GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium falls into the 40- to 256-bit range. Its precise encryption value depends on how old the operating system or web browser your visitors use is, along with the server configuration of your host.
  • Assurance: $500K USD warranty
    GeoTrust dynamic True Site Seal trustmark.
  • Convenience: most certificates issued in minutes, 1-3 year validity options
    Secure your website fast. GeoTrust® QuickSSL® Premium certificates are one of the quickest ways for you to start protecting online transactions and applications with SSL. With an automatic authentication and issuance process, it takes just minutes to get your QuickSSL Premium SSL certificate. After that, managing and renewing your certificates is a snap. With GeoTrust, you get inexpensive SSL without sacrificing convenience, choice, or reliability.
  • Support for more than 99% of browsers and most mobile device browsers
  • Save Money and Ease administration by securing all sub-domains with a single certificate
    Wildcard certificates work the same way as a regular SSL Certificate, allowing you to secure the connection between your website and your customer's Internet browser – with one major advantage. A single Comodo Wildcard SSL Certificate covers any and all of the sub-domains of your main domain.
  • Issued online in minutes
    Automated validation means: No paperwork, No faxes, No delay
  • 2048-bit next generation SSL certificates as recommended by NIST
    Comodo Wildcard SSL Certificates have all the security features, compatibility and warranty of our single domain certificate and, unlike other providers, we do not double, triple, or spike the price of your Certificate for every additional license.
  • 99.9% browser recognition maximizes your potential customer base
    Internet browser ubiquity is a key element when choosing an SSL provider. The more customer reach you have, the more effective your wildcard SSL certificate will be in building trust to your visitors. PremiumSSL Wildcard SSL Certificates have 99.9% browser trust, reaching virtually all of your potential buyers. With ubiquity this high, Comodo's Premium Wildcard SSL is a competitive choice, comparing favorably to SSL vendors at twice the price.
  • $250,000 Warranty
    + 30 Day Money Back Guarantee! + FREE 24/7 Technical Support
  • Great for Ecommerce
    Extended Validation SSL achieves the highest level of consumer trust through the strictest authentication standards of any SSL certificate. Extended Validation verification guidelines require GeoTrust to obtain and verify multiple pieces of identifying information about Extended Validation Certificate Approver.
  • Validation Extended - Greenbar
    Buying online is never easy for a customer. The reason? Feelings of insecurity — studies show that clients often abandon their shopping carts if a site seems unsafe, regardless of its actual security level. True BusinessID with EV solves this problem by displaying a green bar with your company name in a browser address bar.
  • Secures www.site.com + site.com
    It doesn't matter what you use in CSR, both site.com and www.site.com will be secured. This rule doen't apply for subdomains though, as www.sub.domain.com in CSR secures only www version and sub.domain.com in CSR secures only the naked version. If you need both versions of subdomains, consider Comodo certificates.
  • Warranty $1,500,000
    If sensitive info, such as credit card data, is stolen from a visitor because some bad guy broke your SSL, GeoTrust will pay big money to the victim of the fraud. Though, breaking a 128- to 256-bit cert is just unreal.
  • Key length 2048 - 4096-bit : Encryption up to 256-bit
  • SSL and More in a Single Solution
    Symantec Secure Site with EV includes an SSL certificate, daily website malware scanning and vulnerability assessment to secure your site and help defend against attacks. The green address bar, Norton Secured Seal and Seal-in-Search technology assure your customers that your site is safe from search to browse to buy.
  • Customers Gain Confidence with the Green Address Bar
    Online shoppers recognize the green address bar as an easy and reliable way to verify the site identity and security. Only SSL certificates with EV trigger web browsers to display your organization’s name in a green address bar. Online shoppers are more likely to enter their credit card and/or other confidential financial information into a website with the SSL EV green bar.
  • Customers Worldwide Know and Trust the Norton Secured Seal
    The Norton Secured Seal, the most trusted mark on the Internet, is viewed over half a billion times per day on websites in 170 countries. Symantec Seal-in-Search displays the Norton Secured Seal next to your link on browsers enabled with a free plug-in as well as on partner shopping sites and product review pages.
  • World Class Customer Support and Online Management
    24/7 customer support and the Symantec Trust Center give you better visibility and control of your SSL certificates and services. With a single sign-in, you can renew, upgrade, buy, activate services or access a backup. Express Renewal and Automatic Renewal Service eliminates CSR requirements, installs and automates payment for up to 3 years.
  • Vulnerability assessment and daily website malware scanning
    Symantec SSL Certificates offer more services to protect your site and grow your online business. Our combination of SSL, vulnerability assessment and daily website malware scanning helps you provide site visitors with a safer online experience and extend server security beyond https to your public-facing web pages. The Norton Secured Seal and Symantec Seal-in-Search technology help assure your customers that your site is safe from search to browse to buy.

You will need an SSL certificate if you are doing business online, and you wish to submit data securely. Otherwise, everything that you do online- the information that you send, store, and manipulate – is fair game for fraudsters and hackers. Some common uses for SSL certificates among business owners include:

  • Better Search Engine Rankings for your website.
  • Securing the connection between your website and your customer’s Internet browser.
  • Securing information between servers.
  • Securing information sent and received via mobile devices.
  • Securing email communications sent to and from your network
  • 90% of those shoppers would have completed the purchase if the e-commerce retailer made visible evidence of SSL and a trusted Secured Seal.
  • Security concerns among consumers reduce site transactions
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    Symantec is one of the leading companies for the SSL market, and provide an incredible service at a reasonable price. It is one of the most popular SSL providers for a large proportion of online stores, and loved by major corporations and businesses. Founded as VeriSign in 1995, Symantec supports the world’s largest and most critical certificate deployments. The Symantec team use the same infrastructure as the DNS that supports .com on the Internet.
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    GeoTrust is the world’s second largest digital certificate provider. More than 100,000 customers in over 150 countries trust GeoTrust to secure online transactions and conduct business over the Internet. The range of their digital certificate and trust products enable organizations of all sizes to maximize the security of their digital transactions cost-effectively.
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    Founded in 1998, Comodo® Group, INC provides computer software and SSL certificate, as per W3Tech’s survey on various SSL brands, Comodo® has become the largest SSL Certificate Authority with 40.3% of SSL market share. The company also offers up to 256-bit encryption and is trusted by almost all browsers.  They provide unlimited server licenses, expert phone support and a $250,000 warranty.

SSL Requires a Dedicated IP Address

A private SSL certificate requires its own dedicated IP address. When ordering an SSL certificate, a dedicated IP address will be added to your account automatically for free. A dedicated IP address is exclusively yours. You might choose to serve different sites from that IP address, but you’re ultimately in control of who’s using it.

Changing to a Dedicated IP Requires Time to Propagate

When switching to a dedicated IP, the IP address of your website will change, and the DNS will subsequently need to propagate (update) worldwide, which requires approximately 4 to 8 hours. Planning ahead - we don't recommend switching when you are in the middle of a promotion or advertising campaign.

SSL Certificates are Issued on an Annual Basis

SSL Certificates are purchased with a 1-4 year expiration date. Before a certificate expires, you will need to purchase a new SSL certificate with a new expiration date. Despite sometimes being referred to as renewing an SSL certificate, technically you are purchasing a new certificate with a new expiration date.