- Validates Domain Ownership
- $10k USD Warranty
- Issued Immediately
Geotrust True BusinessID
- Basic Organisation Validation
- $1.25 Million USD Warranty
- Issued In 1-3 days
Geotrust True BusinessID with EV
- Extensive Organisation Validation
- High-assurance Green Address Bar
- $1.5 Million USD Warranty
- Dynamic Site Seal
- Issued In 1-5 days
What is an SSL certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an encryption layer that encodes information that is exchanged between a client and a server, protecting the transmission of sensitive and private data.
An SSL certificate allows you to apply SSL encryption technology to your site, so that information traveling to and from it is encrypted. SSL certificates are expected by consumers for any site that handles sensitive information like identity information, credit card numbers, or confidential records.
Why do I need an SSL certificate for my site?
If your site sends or receives sensitive information, customers expect it to be secured with an SSL certificate. Many will leave your site if they see that it is not secured. Furthermore, Google now rank sites that use an SSL certificate higher than sites that do not, so having an SSL certificate on your site can boost your search engine ranking.
What is Wildcard Support?
WildCard support means that your SSL certificate can support an unlimited number of subdomains at no extra cost. For instance, you may wish to secure images.domain.com, secure.domain.com, clients.domain.com – this is only possible when wildcard support is selected. Wildcard support is available on our Essential and Premium certificates, it is currently not possible on an EV SSL certificate.
How many domains can I install the certificate on?
Each certificate will support one domain, and will function both with and without the “www.”.
How do I set up an SSL certificate on my web site?
If you’re installing the certificate onto a Pushbing hosting account, then once you have purchased the SSL certificate on our web site you can use our “Auto Install SSL” feature in cPanel. Installing the SSL is fully automated. You may need to tweak some settings on your web site to ensure that it is properly installed. If you are on our Website Simplicity package, then we will do the installation for you!
Can I install my SSL at another web host?
Yes, you can use the certificate with any other provider.
How does an SSL certificate work?
An SSL certificate is a file installed on the web server that a web site is running on. This file is composed of two segments. The first is the public key, which encrypts data. The second is the private key, which decrypts data. When a client, such as a web browser, connects to an SSL secured server a unique session is created using these two keys. All data transmitted during this session is protected, and cannot be decrypted by any party other than that specific client and the server.
What benefit is there to purchasing an organisation or extended validation certificate?
Low assurance certificates encrypt the connection. Higher validation certificates perform the same encryption, and add peace of mind for your visitors by showing them that the certificate authority has validated your site as belonging to a legitimate business. They are proven to increase conversion rates and are highly recommended for e-commerce web sites.
What does the green address bar do?
The green address bar gives an intuitive visual cue that your business is legitimate. The green bar is only available with Extended Validation (EV) certificates. In contrast, major web browsers have integrated anti-phishing protection so that known phishing sites will display a red address bar. Studies have shown a strong, positive impact for businesses that use EV certificates.
How do visitors know what kind of SSL certificate I’m using?
To find out what SSL certificate you use, visitors simply click the lock icon in their browser’s address box. A new window pops up with information about your certificate.
Do SSL certificates work in all web browsers?
Our Essential SSL certificate is compatible with 99.3% of all browsers, and the vast majority of mobile browsers. Our premium and EV certificates are compatible with 99.9% of all browsers and have a higher mobile device compatibility rate. The vast majority of your customers should have no issues connecting to any of the certificate options.
What is a CSR?
CSR stands Certificate Signing Request. A CSR is a special key generated by a web server using that server’s unique private key. The CSR is sent to the certificate issuer, which generates the final certificate.