SSL Certificates

to Secure your Website

 

What is an SSL certificate and how does it work?SSL certificate

First, lets start with the explanation of what SSL actually is.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. Imagine it like a secret, private tunnel between a websites visitor and the website itself.
Anything the visitor sends to the website (for example usernames, passwords or credit card information) is first scrambled and then sent to the website.
This makes it almost impossible for a hacker to intercept that information.

So, now that you know what SSL is we can move on to explain the SSL certificates.
As stated above, the data between the visitor and website is scrambled. However, the website now needs to un-scramble the data.
(it needs to know what you just sent over like your credit card number for example right?)
That is where the SSL certificates comes in. The website has a secret (private) SSL key that nobody else can read. Imagine it like a unique puzzle piece. The public SSL certificate is like a matching puzzle piece for that key. So, when you scramble the information with the SSL certificate, only the private key on the server can un-scramble the information.

So, in short, the SSL certificate is used to hide any information sent to the website and the private key on the website is the only way to “unhide” the information.

 

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FREE Let's EnCrypt SSL Certificate

A basic SSL certificate is included for Free with ANY of our Hosting plans. (Yes, even the $1 Hosting Plan)
It will work well for most basic websites and ensures that your website is marked as Secure on Google Chrome.
It does NOT however include any Warranty or Trust Logo like some of the paid certificates.

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SSL certificates

Secure your website and customer data

SSL Certificates protect your customer’s personal data including passwords, credit cards and identity information. Getting an SSL certificate is the easiest way to increase your customer’s confidence in your online business.

Use SSL Certificates to Secure your website and customer data
SSL certificates with Rock Solid security

Rock-solid security

Our SSL certificates provide upto 128 or 256-bit encryption for maximum security of your website visitors’ data

SSL Certificates boost consumer confidence

Boost customer confidence

Many customers actively look for the SSL lock icon before handing over sensitive data. Get an SSL certificate to increase your customer’s trust in your online business.

SSL certificates get you better SEO rankings

Better SEO rankings

Google gives higher rankings to websites secured with SSL certificates. Which means SSL certificates are critical if you’re serious about your online business.

Secure Seal included with any SSL certificate

Secure Seal

Your certificate comes with a Secure Seal that serves as a constant reminder to customers that your site is protected

SSL certificates come with 30 day money back guarantee

30-day money back guarantee

All our SSL certificates come with a 30-day Money Back Guarantee. No questions asked.

Choose an SSL certificate that works for you:

 

As you can see below, most SSL certificates only differ in the amount of warranty they provide.
The EV SSL certificate (EV stands for extended validation) will enable a green address bar in Internet Explorer or your company name in green in the address bar in Chrome.

The Wildcard SSL certificate protects ANYTHING under your domain name. Normally an SSL certificate only protects www.example.com and example.com. The wildcard SSL certificate protects any hostname, so for example store.example.com or my.example.com and of course also www.example.com.

Standard SSL
  • Domain Validation
  • including www.
  • Issued within 24 hours
  • $10,000 Warranty
  • SHA2 & ECC 128/256 bit Encryption
  • Trust Logo Supported
  • Free Re-issuance
  • __________________

  • $19.95
  • / year
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Sectigo SSL
  • Domain Validation
  • including www.
  • Issued within 24 hours
  • $250,000 Warranty
  • SHA2 & ECC 128/256 bit Encryption
  • Trust Logo Supported
  • Free Re-issuance
  • __________________

  • $99.95
  • / year
EV SSL
  • Complete validation for Businesses
  • including www.
  • Issued within 2 to 7 days
  • $1,750,000 Warranty
  • SHA2 & ECC 128/256 bit Encryption
  • Trust Logo Supported
  • Free Re-issuance
  • GREEN Address Bar
  • __________________

  • $249.95
  • / year
SSL Wildcard
  • Domain Validation
  • including all sub domains
  • Issued within 24 hours
  • $10,000 Warranty
  • SHA2 & ECC 128/256 bit Encryption
  • Trust Logo Supported
  • Free Re-issuance
  • __________________

  • $149.95
  • / year

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate is a digital certificate issued for a domain by a central authority called the Certificate Authority. To be issued an SSL Certificate, you must purchase an SSL Certificate and then go through a verification process conducted by the Certificate Authority.

Why should I buy an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate does 2 things:

  1. Encrypt the information sent from your user’s browser to your website
  2. Authenticate your website’s identity.

By doing these 2 things, an SSL Certificate protects your customers and in turn increases their trust in your online business. This is especially important if your website requires users to login using passwords or enter sensitive information such as credit card details.

Do I need technical expertise to set up an SSL Certificate on my website?

No! With HelpingHost.com we take care of all the steps needed to activate the SSL certificate once you ordered it.

How do I install my SSL Certificate?

So, by default our system will install a FREE SSL certificate on your website (and webmail) automatically within 24 hours of your account being created. You can also manually request it via the SSL certificate Status icon from inside your control panel.SSL certificate status

Alternatively if you are bring an SSL certificate with you, the easiest way is to simply contact us and we will install it for you.
The same is true if you purchase a higher quality certificate.

What does the SSL Certificate Warranty mean?

If the SSL provider fails to properly validate the information contained in a digital certificate, and that failure causes the end-user to lose money in connection with a fraudulent online credit card transaction, then the end-user may have a claim to recovery under the SSL certificate warranty.

What is a Site Seal or Trust Logo?
A Trust Logo or Site Seal is a small image you add to your website to show your customers that your site is secure or verified by a 3rd party.

I will offer your website visitors a way to verify that you are a real company and their information is safe with you.

Studies show that it increases the rate of sales for commercial websites.

SSL certificate TrustlogoHere is a sample of such a trust logo: