Have you ever noticed the lock icon in the top left corner of a website next to the URL? That little lock means that the website has a secure connection and an SSL certificate. Customers recognize that little lock icon and are more likely to share their information with you knowing that it's safe and secure.
In addition to keeping your customers' data safe, your own business data is protected, as well. See what else SSL website security can do for you.
There are many different types of SSL certificates to accomodate different small business website security needs.
See which package makes sense for you below:
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*Pricing reflects the monthly cost when purchasing in-full, upfront, for a one year term. This service is on auto-renew. Pricing is subject to change at the sole discretion of Web.com. Certificates purchased for more than a one (1) year term must be re-validated annually. To speak to a customer service representative about your SSL website security needs call 1-800-932-4678.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, which is the technology used to protect private information on your site, and an SSL Certificate uses this technology to give your website a protected identity. You install this digital certificate on the server to protect and host your website. SSL Certificates have two primary functions:
In today's environment, online customers have to be wary of potential threats, such as fraud, identity theft, and phishing scams. Installing the proper security and validation for your online store is essential for gaining customer trust. SSL certificates also publicly indicate that your site is a secure place where visitors can exchange confidential information, purchase products and services, and complete secure transactions.
When you have an SSL Certificate installed on your server, your site will display instantly recognizable symbols that let customers know your site is secure:
Essential: Recommended for personal websites, blogs or forums that need basic encryption and have no transactions.
Premium: Recommended for eCommerce websites with ~50-250 transactions per month; also recommended for medium-sized businesses.
WildCard: Recommended for customers who require encryption on a subdomain. A subdomain is part of a root domain and is typically separated by a period in the URL.
Extended Validation: Recommended for businesses that require the highest level of website security (only certain businesses qualify).
Unified Communications Certificate (UCC): This multi-domain SSL is best suited for a customer that owns or manages multiple websites. This certificate allows for easy management of expiration and renewals, plus bulk pricing savings for customers with 3 to 99 domains. It's available by calling (800) 932-4678.
Validation is the process of having your domain name and business/individual identity authenticated by a Certificate Authority. It's similar to a driver's license, or any official document that provides proof of your identity and credentials. Once your certificate is installed on your server, customers can view your authenticated information by clicking on the padlock symbol in the browser or on the Web.com Site Seal (this will automatically display your qualifications to the public).
The following are approximate processing times for validation and issuance of SSL Certificates:
Essential SSL Certificate (Domain ownership validation): In most cases instant validation.
Premium SSL Certificate (Domain and Business and/or individual validation): 1 business day. Validation times can vary depending on the documents you provided.
Extended Validation SSL Certificate: 4-5 business days. Validation times largely depend on the documentation provided by the customer.
Extended Validation is the highest level of validation any business can receive. The EV application is more extensive than other certificates. For this reason, it has a slightly longer validation time. The following types of entities may qualify for Extended Validation:
If you've purchased one of our new website hosting packages after 5/30/18 and your domain name is registered with Web.com, you have the option to install most of our SSL certificates with just a few mouse clicks. This will greatly facilitate the installation process - and is something that few other SSL providers can offer.
Automatic installation applies to all certificates for which you've had us create a Certificate Signing Request during set up - with the exception of Wildcard SSL Certificates, which do not offer the automatic install option.
A subdomain is part of a root domain and is typically separated by a period in the URL. Subdomains allow website owners to create new areas of their website for users, separate from their main website. For example, eCommerce websites could create a subdomain for the checkout area of their website. The subdomain might look something like: checkout.yourwebsite.com. By putting the checkout section of a website on a subdomain, website owners could buy a separate SSL certificate with added security for that section only. If you have multiple subdomains, buy an SSL certificate that accommodates your situation.
Encryption changes data into a form that can only be read by the intended receiver.
At one time, most websites that used data encryption security also managed the exchange of sensitive information regulated by laws (e.g. HIPAA, FERPA, etc.) Today, however, prominent browsers and search engines want to ensure they refer visitors to trusted sites. To better protect visitors, search engines have begun placing alerts and warnings on unsecured http-only websites. With hacking and large-scale data breaches on the rise, it is best practice for any website that interacts with customer data to be protected via an SSL certificate.
Web.com uses 256-bit encryption, which refers to the size of the decryption key used to unscramble encrypted data. 256-bit encryption is considered computationally infeasible to crack and is known as a very strong SSL security.
All Web.com SSL certificates come with a warranty. You can be 100% sure that you and your customers are protected on your website. The warranty is different for each SSL website security package. The amount represents the maximum site visitors could receive in compensation for a loss. Here is a list of warranties included with our SSL certificates:
The amounts above represent the maximum amount site visitors may receive in compensation for a loss.
Web.com is one of the most recognized names in the industry. Millions of web-based businesses trust us with their online services. Getting an SSL Certificate from Web.com allows your website and your online business to benefit from a well recognized and well established name. You'll also have the advantage of our experienced customer call center.
Yes, pretty much all websites can accomodate an SSL certificate and certainly all of the websites Web.com provides can include SSL website security. If you're an existing Web.com customer and you would like to purchase SSL, contact us to see what your best options are.
Keep in mind that our DIY website builder has basic SSL website security built in for your convenience and protection. To speak to a customer service representative about your SSL website security needs call 1-800-932-4678.
Installation for Web.com hosting and website customers is easy and largely automated. A few approvals may be required for validation. However, if you’re hosting your website on your own server or with another hosting provider, you will be required to generate or request a CSR during the setup process to access and download your SSL Certificate CRT files. You can call our customer support team for questions or for help with the setup process.