An SSL Certificate is one of the most basic yet most crucial additions to a website. Namhost offers free SSL Certificates with all accounts but if you are looking for more, this the place to start.
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Below is a basic comparison of the different types of SSL Certificates we offer.
The most basic type of SSL Certificate available. Easy and quick to obtain as no extra validation is required. The encryption provided is basic, but effective. Domain Validated SSLs are generally very affordable.
These require further validation and authentication of the certificate owner, but they provide added peace of mind for your clients as they know the website they are browsing has been validated by a 3rd party.
The most trusted certificates. The issueing authority does an in-depth validation of the business. Users browsing a website with Extended Validation will have a very high sense of security and trust.
SSL certificates are digital certificates used to encrypt information sent between a website and a website user. By encrypting the information between the user and your website, you are assuring the client of a more secure and therefore safe experience on your website. While certain businesses do have a bigger need for SSL Certificates, such as online stores, the recent announcement by Google that digital certificates now offer an SEO advantage makes it a crucial addition to any modern website.
There are three different types of SSL Certificates:
This is the most basic type of SSL Certificate available. They are easy and quick to obtain as no extra documents are needed. The encryption provided is basic but effective. Domain Validated SSL certificates are generally the least expensive.
Pros: Fast to Set Up
Cons: Low Level of Trust
These types of certificates require further validation and authentication of the certificate owner. This provides added peace of mind for your clients as they know the website they are shopping on has been validated by a 3rd party.
Pros: Higher Level of Trust
Cons: Less Affordable
You do not get more trusted certificates than SSL Certificates with Extended Validation. The certificate authority does a lengthy and in-depth validation of the business before issuing the certificate. Users using a website with a certificate like this will have a very high sense of security and trust.
Pros: Highest Level of Trust
The short answer: Yes!
Most website users are very careful and want to know that their information is safe. Utilizing an SSL certificate offers website users two important things:
These are very important benefits when it comes to website visitors trusting your website and company. Every website should have an SSL Certificate installed.
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