What is an SSL Cerificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is a digital encryption protocol that protects user information sent from a browser to a server. These certificates play a vital role in keeping consumer information like credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, email content, and more, safe from hackers. If you plan on using your site for e-commerce purposes or collecting any data from your visitors, an SSL certificate is an absolute necessity.
* DV = Domain Validation, OV = Organisation Validation, EV = Extended Validation.
* You need to have a dedicated IP address (can be ordered at your web host), and a CSR generated on your web server for your domain name.
* Typically, the verification process for OV and EV certificates take between 2-14 business days. OV certificates don’t require as much vetting as EV certificates, but they also don’t come with the green address bar. A lot of the verification process depends on your response time, and it’s better to have the documents you need to be prepared for when the Certificate Authority contacts you to make the process move as smoothly as possible.
18% Goods & Services Tax (GST) rates are applicable on SSL certificates.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
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.
SSL Certificates are compatible with all major browsers.
While it isn’t difficult to install an SSL Certificate, it does involve following a series of steps. You can find more information in our KnowledgeBase.
An SSL Certificate does 2 things:
a. Encrypt the information sent from your user’s browser to your website.
b. 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.
Unfortunately, we don’t support upgrades/downgrades at the moment. If required you can purchase a new certificate and install it on the same web server as the old certificate.