An SSL certificate lets users know that your website is safe and secure by validating it in browsers and ensuring the protection of private information. We offer a range of reliable SSL certificates to secure your hosting solution, whether that involves a single domain or many.
What are SSL certificates?
SSL certificates are digital certificates that authenticate your website’s identity and allow for the secure transmission of sensitive information, such as credit card data.They give your website an “https://” address, which allows browsers to encrypt data in a way that makes it unreadable to potential third-party eavesdroppers and other malicious entities.
Why are they important?
SSLs form a vital security component. They reassure potential customers of your website’s legitimacy and trustworthiness. They also make your site PCI DSS-compliant.Domains without an SSL certificate will not be seen as secure by Google and will have their search ranking penalized.
Find the right SSL certificate for your site
Standard SSL certificates are server security certificates that provide the lowest level of validation available from commercial certificate authorities
The premium SSL certificate is an enhanced form of the standard SSL certificate often used by ecommerce websites
Extended validation SSL certificates (EV SSL) function as the highest class of SSL certificates, activating the padlock in most browsers
Wildcard SSL certificates secure website URLs and an unlimited number of subdomains under a single IP address
Multi-domain SSL certificates allow one IP address to serve multiple domains and subdomains. All of those domains must have the same owner.
Multiple domain EV
Extended validation multi-domain SSL certificates allow a domain owner to assign multiple domains and sub-domains to a single SSL certificate
Buy an SSL certificate now
Need hosting, too? Buy a Nexcess hosting plan for free, standard, organization-validated (OV) SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt.
With over 23 years of hosting expertise, Nexcess proudly offers enterprise-class security and service for every customer. Over 500,000 sites and stores use Nexcess because we specialize in keeping businesses safe and growing. Our SSL certificates are hosted on our highly available global infrastructure, with 10 data centers on multiple continents. Renewals are free, no price hikes or long-term contracts needed. And if you ever need assistance with your certificate, our security experts are available 24/7/365 to support you by phone, email, and chat.
Choosing the right SSL certificate depends on the number of domains and the level of trust you require. Almost all websites can trust a standard SSL (it’s the gold standard). Larger websites with multiple domains may need a more expansive SSL, like an EV or a wildcard. Ecommerce sites in particular need a strong SSL for PCI DSS compliance, but your SSL should fit your store’s size. Most medium to large-sized ecommerce sites use an EV certificate, but using an organizational validated (OV) will work as well. To find out which SSL is the best fit for your needs, .
SSL certificates lower bounce rates, improve SEO (Google loves them!), keep transaction data safe from hackers, and shows your customers that you are an authentic business. More than that, they offer warranty protection if the SSL certificate fails. That means you receive compensation in the rare case of failure. In that way, SSL certificates are like an insurance policy — with daily perks that drive revenue.
Your visitors will not see your website immediately. Without an SSL, most browsers will display a warning that your website is not secure and personal data may be compromised. Visitors may never visit your website again, or worse — they may tell others not to visit your website.
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