SSL CERTIFICATES

The protection for trustworthy websites 24/7

What is an SSL certificate?

SSL is a type of digital certificate that provides authentication for a website to ensure the sensitive data provided by your website’s visitors will be transferred over a secure network.

Why is important to have it?

When doing business online, it’s important that your customers have full confidence in accessing your website and making transactions through it. SSL certificates are the bodyguards of the digital world – provides privacy, security and data integrity for both the website and visitors personal information.

Google also favours websites with SSL certificates as it increases the site’s credibility and helps with SEO ranking – resulting in the website getting more visibility. That is why all serious online businesses must have an SSL certificate to get ahead.

What are the benefits?

When doing business online, it’s important that your customers have full confidence in accessing your website and making transactions through it. SSL certificates are the bodyguards of the digital world – provides privacy, security and data integrity for both the website and visitors personal information.

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SSL CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

Main FeaturesSTANDARDPREMIUMWILDCARDPREMIUM
WILDCARD
TRUE BUSINESSID
WITH EV

$4840/yr

 

$9350/yr

 

$21890/yr

 

$32410/yr

 

$21450/yr

 

Validity

1 – 2 Years1 – 2 Years1 – 2 Years1 – 2 Years1 – 2 Years

Issuer

RapidSSL®GeoTrust®RapidSSL®GeoTrust®GeoTrust®

Issuing Time

MinutesMinutesMinutes1 – 3 Days1 – 5 Days

Warranty

US$10,000US$500,000US$10,000US$1,250,000US$1,500,000

Validation

DomainDomainDomainOrganisationExtended

Site Seal

StaticDynamicStaticDynamicDynamic

Green Address Bar

Unlimited Sub-domain Security

Standard 128 / 256 bit SSL

Standard 128 / 256 bit SSL and 2048 bit CSR encryption

Encryption up to 256-bit

Strong 128 / 256 bit encryption, industry standard WildCard SSL

Up to 256-bit Encryption Strength with 2048-bit Signature Key

256-bit encryption, Standard 2048 Bit Root Certificate

Use Chained Certificates

99.9% Desktop-friendly

99.9% Mobile-friendly

Install on unlimited servers

Unlimited Server Licensing

Installation Support

Reissue

STANDARD  

$4840/yr

 
PREMIUM  

$9350/yr

 
WILDCARD  

$21890/yr

 
PREMIUM
WILDCARD
 

$32410/yr

 
TRUE BUSINESSID
WITH EV
   

$21450/yr

 

Billing cycle for SSL certificates is only Annually. Prices include GST.

FREE VS PAID SSL CERTIFICATES

Major differences that can affect your business online
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FREE SSL Certificate

Free SSL certificates are valid for only 3 months and are provided by non-profit Certificate Authorities (CA). Our free SSL is powered by Let’s Encrypt which is a leading non-profit CA that provides SSL/TLS certificates. Even though free SSL is accessible to all websites, it does not come with support or warranty – absolutely no protection for your website’s end user.

Paid / Premium SSL Certificate

Paid SSL certificates are issued for 1-year or 2-year terms and are signed by a trustworthy certificate authorities (CA). They come with support and warranty. The warranty is a highly-desired insurance for your website’s visitors against loss of money when they submit a payment on an SSL-secured site and is an extra assurance that your website is safe to conduct business transactions online. This is reflected in the Site Seal that comes with a commercial certificate.

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How does an SSL Certificate Work?

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Visitor Arrival

A visitor keys in your website URL into their browser.

Connection

The browser tries to connect to the website that is secured with an SSL certificate. The browser requests the website to identify itself.

Response

The website sends the browser a copy of its SSL certificate.

Verification

The browser verifies the SSL certificate and ascertains if it is trustworthy. If it is, the browser sends a message to the website.

Acknowledgement

The website responds with a digitally-signed acknowledgement for the visitor to start an SSL-encrypted session.

Session Begins

Encrypted data is shared between the browser and the website.

Host Geek can provide security to your website & customers

Host Geek is here to help, with a range of cost-effective solutions to match every business. We’ll provide step-by-step instructions and free support, even help with Installation, if necessary. Not only are you protecting your customers, you’re protecting your business and yourself.

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