What is an SSL certificate?

A Secure Sockets Layer – or SSL – certificate is a web security protocol and essential for protecting your site visitors’ sensitive data against fraud and identity theft. SSLs guard data by providing encryption (scrambling of data to prevent tampering during transmission) and validation (verification of the business behind the website). SSL certificates come in different levels of security, depending on the level of protection and security features you need. Often, these features are obvious – Site Seals, HTTPS, and the “green bar” are all visual indicators of a protected site – other times, the security is behind-the-scenes. No matter what level you choose, SSL protection reassures visitors that your site is safe, leading to greater customer trust and increased reliability for your business or brand.


What is included with an SSL certificate?

Check out these great features that come with every SSL Fast Connect offers.

Site Seal

World Class Customer Service

Encryption Level

Browser Ubiquity

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Begin by purchasing an SSL certificate. Choose from the three types listed above.

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You may activate your SSL certificate from the Account Panel immediately after purchase or at a later time. CSR code assignment and domain name indication will happen during activation.

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You will receive instructions on how to install your SSL certificate once it has been validated and issued.

Domain Validation (DV)

  • Ideal for securing personal websites, blogs, and Facebook apps
  • Easy activation
  • No paperwork needed

Extended Validation (EV)

  • Ideal for securing sites that take in more sensitive customer info (e.g., credit card data)
  • Green Bar
  • Highest Trustworthy feature
  • Paperwork needed