An SSL certificate protects the private information you collect from your customers such as credit card details, passwords, and logins. It is an easy and cost-effective way to legitimise your website whilst protecting your site against phishing, and boosting your search engine ranking.
We believe in a secure Internet and we’re striving to ensure that the threats that exist are recognised and controlled. It’s vital to us that our customers are protected and fully informed, so they can secure their data and that of their customers. To this end, we’re giving a free SSL certificate (Alpha, non-wildcard) with every domain name you have registered with us.
Alpha SSL offers basic protection, but for those of you needing super-protection, you can take a look at our SSL certificate comparison chart and choose one to suit your business and your customers.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol for website security. It protects online communication and transactions using the strongest encryption available. An SSL certificate validates the identity of your website, rather like a passport. Once activated it displays a padlock icon and https:// in your URL. For the Extended Validation (EV) certificate, your address bar will be in green. These trust indicators let your customers know that your site is genuine, protected, and private.
As an online retailer, it’s your duty to protect the information that your customers share with you. An SSL certificate on your website scrambles or encrypts the traffic between a web server and a web browser. This means your customers' personal information is secure. Without SSL, any computer can intercept and steal credit card numbers, usernames, and passwords.
Google has stated that HTTPS will be a ranking signal. Excellent news - it means your website’s page ranking will be boosted if you have an SSL certificate.
All of them, but some sites are more vulnerable than others such as financial institutions, big-name brands, and government entities. You must use SSL protection if your website is PCI compliant and accepts payment cards, or does any of the following:
You'll get the highest levels of security the industry offers. Our certificates work with the majority of browsers and devices, and they protect an unlimited number of servers. Our partner and Certificate Authority, GlobalSign, has over 15 years’ experience. It will only issue an SSL certificate once a company's completed rigorous validation. Here’re more reasons why you should choose our certificates.