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More about SSL certificates

A must-have for any serious website owner

An SSL certificate not only signals trust and authority to your website visitors, it also helps protect them when browsing your website. It prevents data interception and shows your business has been validated, ensuring complete peace of mind for your visitors. This is particularly important with websites that require the user to enter information (such as through a form).

Search engines such as Google have openly stated that they view an SSL certificate as a mark of trust and that having one can directly improve your search engine rankings.

Furthermore, research has shown that a valid SSL certificate reduces abandoned baskets, increases sales, and makes people more confident about shopping with you. It’s a must-have when you’re selling online.

Compliment your SSL certificate with fast, secure hosting

In order to use one of our SSL certificates, your website also needs to be hosted with us. Our powerful, bespoke hosting platform has been designed for you by experts with over twenty years’ industry experience. We provide you with unbeatable load-balanced cloud hosting, meaning there’s no single point of failure and your website performance will never be affected by other users’ websites, visitors or activity. All our new range cloud servers have SSD (solid state drives) storage as standard.

Frequently asked questions

How do I order my SSL certificate?

You can order online, or else simply call us on 01584 874353 to discuss your requirements, or send us an email, and in most cases we can install the certificate and make any necessary modifications to your website within two working days.

Should I get a Free SSL or a Standard SSL or an Extended SSL?

Research from Verisign has shown that some visitors are put off buying if a website doesn’t have the expected ‘green bar’ (only available with our Extended SSL). Most users are now educated to look for the padlock symbol and/or the URL starting with https. If you run an e-commerce store, an Extended SSL is the way to go. If payments aren’t a central part of your business but you still request contact or private details, such as login information, a Free or Standard SSL with its accompanying padlock is fine.

Do I need web hosting to buy an SSL?

Contrary to popular belief, an SSL certificate is attached to your hosting package rather than your domain name. For this reason, you’ll need to host your website with us even if your domain name is registered elsewhere. You can take a look at our powerful yet affordable hosting packages on our Web Hosting page at .

How do I get help setting up my SSL certificate?

Setting up your SSL is a quick and straightforward process, and we’ll take care of everything for you. In some cases your website may require some minor changes to its coding to reflect the fact its URL will now start with https: . If this is the case we will advise you accordingly.

Get the padlock on your website, protect your visitors and sell more - purchase your SSL certificate today!

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