As a website owner, you can be assured that an SSL secure connection will benefit both you and your visitors by securing all of your important information. Having an SSL certificate will give your visitors peace of mind and prompt them to come back to a safe environment with the knowledge that you have provided a trustworthy online presence.
SSL stands for ‘Secure Sockets Layer’ and is the world-standard security technology for creating an encrypted link between a server and a browser. Websites with SSL certificates ensure trust and respect from visitors, as SSL technology guarantees stringent security checks are in place to protect private information, whilst the https:// prefix and the universally recognised yellow padlock symbol are displayed in the browser, indicating the high level of security.
At Planet Hippo we offer a selection of SSL certificates to suit all websites, budgets and requirements. If you have web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS or a dedicated server, we recommend one of the following three security packages, which would need to be enabled on your hosted service in order to have a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Each security package includes the cost of a one year SSL service.
An industry-standard, highly encrypted SSL certificate will help you take online payments safely and securely, without the need for a third-party merchant, helping reduce your running costs but increasing payment options for your customers. It has been proved that consumers often abandon online checkouts if the site doesn't appear secure to them. Having an SSL certificate gives your website authority, security and visible world-standard security credentials.
Protect personal details with a highly encrypted SSL certificate. The data is scrambled to prevent any other person or device getting access. Placing a site security seal such GobalSign True Site on your page provides peace of mind for visitors whilst proving to them that their data is being submitted safely.
An SSL certificate prevents data from being intercepted by unauthorised users, even when data is simply being stored rather than requested. If your site requires a log in for protected information, make it secure with SSL technology.
Even if you're not yet a Planet Hippo customer, and don't hold any hosting or internet products with ourselves, you can still purchase one of the competitively priced SSL certificates from the tables above and benefit from a large selection of security features, whilst keeping your services with your existing provider.
There are four common types of SSL security products, three of them offering different levels of verification for your website, while the fourth governs how many domain names can be secured. We have listed the types of security certificates below: Extended verification - This is the highest level of security available to any website. Although the encryption doesn't change, what is different is how your website is vetted and checked before the trusted SSL certificate can be issued. Organisational validation - This is the second highest level of validation available. It provides the advantage of a thorough comparison and vetting but doesn't take as much time to process. If you want some company level validation for your site this type of SSL is ideal. Certificate prices are lower than EV but are still very affordable from planethippo.com Domain validation - This is a standard baseline in digital certificates. Digital SSL certificate providers will check that you have the right to secure the domain name in question via a simple validation process. The process is easy to do and takes little time, therefore the SSL certificate can be processed and created virtually instantly. Wildcard SSL - Unlike the types of validation above, Wildcard certificates don't have a single level of user trust attached to it. the difference is that a single Wildcard SSL certificate can cover multiple domains. If you have got multiple domains or plan to add more in the future, a Wildcard SSL certificate is the best option.