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An SSL Certificate Shows Your Visitors That Your Site Is Secure & Trustworthy.

Sites with HTTPS encryption are going to be much more visible in search engine results. This increases the likelihood of customers finding you and gives you a better shot at converting them into sales or leads.

Reasons to buy a SSL Certificate
for your website.

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When a visitor enters an SSL-protected website, your SSL certificate automatically creates a secure, encrypted connection with their browser. Your site is most secure when SSL is deployed on all pages and subdomains. Once the connection is complete, a padlock icon and HTTPS prefix appear in the visitor’s browser bar to show visitors to your website they’re safe to browse, shop, email you, subscribe to your mailing list, etc. And if there was a Not Secure tag before, poof now it’s gone.

Stronger brand identity.

Our premium certificates help increase user confidence by showing you’ve secured your true identity online after being validated by an industry-recognized Certificate Authority. So, your SSL certificate indicates to customers that your organization is committed to protecting their data and online experience.

“Not Secure.” = Not good.

When visitors type a URL or follow a link to a secure website that doesn’t have an SSL, that site is immediately flagged as “Not Secure.” And that scares potential customers away. But when you have a Hostoast SSL certificate, any potential “Not Secure” warning goes away – for as long as you have the SSL certificate. And that’s a good thing.

Safe mobile and online payment systems.

Give customers the payment options they prefer – and keep them shopping through checkout. To do that safely and securely you’ll need an SSL certificate, the industry standard for end-to-end encryption protocol to thwart hackers from getting to your sensitive data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q

You probably have some questions. Hopefully you can find your answers here:

When your SSL certificate is issued, we send an email to let you know. What happens next depends on where your site is hosted and the options you choose when you buy the certificate.

If you chose web hosting, Website Builder will take care of everything for you. If you host your website with another company or use our VPS or Dedicated Servers, learn more here.

SSL Certificates are SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates that authenticate websites and allow them to switch from HTTP to HTTPS encryption, protecting the exchange of valuable information visitors send to or receive from a website.

An SSL certificate on your site instills trust in your visitors and keeps user data secure, verifies ownership of your website, and prevents attackers from creating a false version of your site. When you have an SSL certificate protecting your site, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is encrypted. Hostoast makes it easy to install your certificate and protect sensitive customer data on your site.

Authentication
SSL certificates verify clients’ ownership of the domain and prevent domain attacks and spoofs.

Encryption
SSL/TLS encryption is possible via the public/private key pairing that facilitates SSL certificates. Clients get the public key to open a TLS connection from the server's SSL certificate.

HTTPS 
SSL certificates are required for the HTTPS web address. HTTPS (the secure version of HTTP) appears on websites that have traffic encrypted by SSL/TLS. Plus, in addition to securing user data, HTTPS conveys credibility and trust to the site visitor.

For even more information on SSL certificates, check out our SSL help

There are three types of SSL certificates, and Hostoast offers them all. Each has varying levels of security. Understanding what kind of SSL certificate is important when doing anything involving personal user data.

  • Domain-validated (DV) SSL certificate. DV certificates verify the owner of the site. The Certificate Authority sends an email to the website’s registered email address to verify its identity. No detailed information about the company is required, and the DV Certificate is the easiest to obtain and thus has the lowest level of trust.
  • Organizationally validated (OV) SSL certificate. The Certificate Authority is required to validate the organization, physical location address, and the website’s domain name. The process takes about 2-3 days. OV certificates have a moderate level of trust and are fine for public-facing websites with lower-level transactions.
  • Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate. This is the SSL certificate with the highest level of security and is optimum for sites that deal with sensitive information. Before issuing an EV SSL certificate, the Certificate Authority thoroughly reviews the applicant; The review process entails the examination of corporate documents, confirmation of identity, and verifies relevant information through a third-party database.
Answer these questions to help find the SSL certificate you need:

1. Where are you located?

Our certificates are issued worldwide with a few exceptions. Check this list to see if you're covered.

2. Do you have a business or personal website?

Unless you sell things on your personal website, a Standard SSL certificate (DV) is fine. This is also true for informational business sites. eCommerce websites should use a single-domain Standard SSL certificate (DV) or Premium SSL certificate (EV).

3. Which type of web hosting server do you use?

Our SSL certificates work on most hosting and server configurations. To protect multiple domains on Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010 or Live® Communications Server, use a Multiple Domain UCC SSL.

4. How many different domains do you need to protect?

Wildcard SSL certificates cover multiple subdomains. For example, use a Wildcard to protect *.coolexample.com, which would cover shop.coolexample.com, www.coolexample.com, and any other subdomains.

UCC SSL certificates will cover multiple domains, subdomains, and websites. For example, you can secure www.coolexample.com, mail.coolexample.com, and www.awesomeexample.com.

5. Do you need an SSL certificate that supports Intel vPro technology for remote PC management?

You’ll need our OV Deluxe certificate.

A Standard SSL (DV) usually takes 5 minutes or less. A Deluxe SSL (OV) takes 3-5 business days because we’re validating not just domain ownership but also the existence of the organization or business on the SSL application.

For Premium (EV) certificates, there is an extensive vetting process that starts with an in-depth application. Before you start, pull together details about your business, such as registration number, incorporation or registration agent, and any relevant jurisdiction information.

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