Do I need an SSL Certificate?

One question we’re frequently asked is, “Do I need an SSL?” Certainly the best answer is Yes! All sites that want to be taken seriously need an SSL certificate. But what exactly do they do?

What is SSL?

SSL is important for a variety of reasons including security and SEO. When a website does not have one then the data transferred on it is not secure. They encrypt the data so that it cannot be accessed by anyone except the recipient.

Check out our SSL selection:

We carry a broad selection for the securing of your website.

Standard SSL
Premium SSL
SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (1-Site)

$67.99 / per year

Protect 1 site.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (5-Site)

$99.99 / per year

Protect 5 sites.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (Wildcard)

$349.99 / per year

Protect unlimited sub-domains.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty

SSL Certificate

Premium SSL (1-Site)

$149.99 / per year

Protect 1 site.

  • Extended validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Green address bar
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $1,000,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Premium SSL (5-Site)

$349.99 / per year

Protect 5 sites.

  • Extended validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Green address bar
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $1,000,000 USD warranty

What else can it do?

When a website is secured the search engines are more likely to refer visitors to it.

Do I need an SSL?

Furthermore, different types of SSL can protect sites in many ways, and some of them even protect multiple websites!

Extended Verification certificates are great for displaying your company name inside the address bar and give your visitor a feeling of confidence that their browsing experience will remain private. Passwords, for example, can be especially vulnerable in an unsecured environment.

What don’t they cover?

Finally, security certificates protect the data going between a website and the computer it is destined for. It does not protect the software of that website from being compromised, however.

For example, say the cool plugin on your WordPress site which enables a glitter trail after your visitors’ cursor is now two years out of date. A crafty hacker in Novosibirsk discovers your website by searching for the energy bars you’re promoting and wonders if the java enabling the cursor trail would allow for a code-injection. Since the plugin is several months old, she makes a simple attempt with a custom shell script from that Elbrus-8S her older brother left behind before leaving to attend the Academy of Sciences. In less than two minutes your website now reads, “Ха ха ха! Вы должны держать свой JavaScript современным! Повезет в следующий раз ;-)”

HOLY S***! What do you do? Call us – we’ll keep you up to date and clear the Xa’s off your website should they ever appear.

Website Security

Website Security Essential

$6.99 / per month

Detect and remove malware.
Malware scan and removal.

  • Protect one site
  • 12-hour response time
  • Unlimited malware removal
  • Blacklist monitoring & removal*

*Google will blacklist sites that could be considered dangerous to visitors, which makes it nearly impossible for people to find you. We identify and resolve any blacklisting issues, so there’s no interruption to your business.

Website Security

Website Security Deluxe

$19.99 / per month

Proactively secure your site.
Malware scan and removal + ongoing protection.

  • Protect one site
  • 12-hour response time
  • Unlimited malware removal
  • Blacklist monitoring & removal*
  • WAF malware prevention**
  • CDN performance accelerator***

*Google will blacklist sites that could be considered dangerous to visitors, which makes it nearly impossible for people to find you. We identify and resolve any blacklisting issues, so there’s no interruption to your business.
**As opposed to simply scanning for malware that may have already infected your site, our Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides around-the-clock, proactive protection to block malware from ever reaching your website.
***Our Content Delivery Network (CDN) stores your content on multiple servers around the world, which means visitors connect to servers that are physically closer to them. This speeds up your website’s performance by at least 50%.

Website Security

Website Security Express

$299.99 / per year

Fix my hacked site now.
Expedited malware removal + ongoing protection.

  • Protect one site
  • 30-minute response time
  • Unlimited malware removal
  • Blacklist monitoring & removal*
  • WAF malware prevention**
  • CDN performance accelerator***

*Google will blacklist sites that could be considered dangerous to visitors, which makes it nearly impossible for people to find you. We identify and resolve any blacklisting issues, so there’s no interruption to your business.
**As opposed to simply scanning for malware that may have already infected your site, our Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides around-the-clock, proactive protection to block malware from ever reaching your website.
***Our Content Delivery Network (CDN) stores your content on multiple servers around the world, which means visitors connect to servers that are physically closer to them. This speeds up your website’s performance by at least 50%.

Did you get your SSL certificate? Great! Finally, let’s take a look at how to install it.

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