SSL Certificates

Do business online safely & securely

In 2008 sales over the internet in the UK totalled over £222bn, up from £65bn in 2004 (source: statistics.gov.uk). With no signs of this growth slowing down, the need for businesses to be online trading securely has never been greater.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the globally recognised standard for securely encrypting information being passed between a server and web browser. The SSL Certificates we offer are exactly the same as those being used by the leading online businesses and banks. Providing your users with essential peace of mind, SSL certificates signify you offer world-class data protection, increasing both trust and revenue. Websites with SSL certificates guarantee stringent security checks are in place to protect user’s private information, such as their bank details.

As a website owner, you can trade online safely in the knowledge that the SSL secure connection will make sure all important information is kept out of reach from prying eyes. Having an SSL certificate will keep your visitors coming back time and time again, safe in the knowledge you provide a secure service.

Choose your SSL Certificate

We have three SSL certificates to choose from, depending on your requirements and budget:

Simple SSL

Yearly Cost: £69

Great for online traders just starting out or with a limited budget.

  • Based on the AlphaSSL product from GlobalSign
  • https://
  • Browser padlock
  • 128-bit to 256-bit SSL encryption

Standard SSL

Yearly Cost: £199

Perfect for growing businesses looking to publicly display their security credentials.

  • Clickable GlobalSign® Secure Site Seal
  • https://
  • Browser padlock
  • 128-bit to 256-bit SSL encryption
  • $10,000 warranty

Extended Verification

Yearly Cost: £299

Comprehensive security & warranties. Also displays the green bar in the browser

  • Extended business validation with company name and date/time stamp on the GlobalSign® Secure Site Seal
  • https://
  • Browser padlock
  • 128-bit to 256-bit SSL encryption
  • $250,000 warranty

The benefits of using an SSL certificate

Increase ConversionsIncrease conversions

Research has shown that up to 75% of potential customers abandon a retail website due to security concerns, so a recognised, industry-standard SSL certificate will help increase your conversion rates and build up your reputation with customers.

Enhanced ReputationEnhanced reputation

A visibly secured website helps you enhance your reputation and guard against possible attacks and fraud.

Store Information SecurelyStore information securely

SSL certificates are not exclusive to websites trading online. If your site requires a log in for protected information, make it secure with SSL technology. An SSL certificate prevents data being intercepted when it is being accessed by authorised users.

Business ValidationBusiness Validation

The SSL certificate verifies you are who you claim to be and that customers can complete a transaction with confidence.

Before you enquire about an SSL Certificate

Secure server orders require a confirmation email be sent to an admin address and for it to be acknowledged.
Please make sure the pertinent email is attended, e.g.:

SSL Hostname Example Email
www adminatyourdomaindotcodotuk
secure adminatsecuredotyourdomaindotcodotuk
webmail adminatwebmaildotyourdomaindotcodotuk
payment adminatpaymentdotyourdomaindotcodotuk
ssl adminatssldotyourdomaindotcodotuk
order adminatorderdotyourdomaindotcodotuk

Please ensure that you have a mailbox or forwarder set up for the admin alias on your domain before your SSL Certificate enquiry proceeds.

Enquire about obtaining an SSL Certificate

If you are already a client of my Shared Hosting, pease provide all the following information and I will confirm with you:


SSL Certificate Type

Server Details

Details of the individual who will be authenticating the request:

Authentication Email

 Yes, someone will receive and act on an email sent to the admin alias for this domain