An SSL certificate is displayed for websites in the form of a padlock icon in the address bar, a green
bar, and a URL that starts with https://. Behind the scenes, this means that the website has been
verified and any information passed between the server and a visitor’s web browser is securely
encrypted. An SSL connection is vital for any website that requests or stores personal information such as contact details or payment information.
SSL is the globally recognised standard for secure data encryption between server and browser. All
our SSL certificates are provided and verified by leading security experts GlobalSign.
An SSL certificate not only signals trust and authority to your website visitors, it also helps protect them when browsing your website. It prevents data interception and shows your business has been validated, ensuring complete peace of mind for your visitors.
Search engines such as Google have openly stated that they view an SSL certificate as a mark of trust
and that having one can directly improve your search engine rankings.
Furthermore, research has shown that a valid SSL certificate reduces abandoned baskets, increases
sales, and makes people more confident about shopping with you. It’s a must-have when you’re
Frequently Asked Questions about SSL Certificates:
After purchasing it, you’ll get an email to the administrator email address for your domain to confirm your certificate. Simply click the link to confirm your registration.
Research from Verisign has shown that up to 93% of visitors are put off buying if a website doesn’t have the expected ‘green bar’ (only available with our Extended SSL). If you’re serious about your business, especially if you run an ecommerce store, an Extended SSL is the way to go. If payments aren’t a central part of your business but you still request or private details, such as login information, a Simple SSL with its accompanying padlock is fine.
Setting up your SSL is a quick and straightforward process, but if you have any questions or aren’t sure what to do next, please get in touch and we’ll help you out.