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SSL Certificates

Online security is essential to conducting business online — and it's foremost in the minds of your customers. All of the following SSL Certificates come with 'https' in your Web site address and a closed padlock symbol in your browser window to assist with displaying the confidence both you and your customers should have when transacting on your website. In addition to encryption, the proper SSL certificate also provides authentication.

SSL Certificates:

Rapid SSL GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium GeoTrust True BusinessID GeoTrust TrueBizID with EV GeoTrust TrueBizID Wildcard
  $75/year $150/year $180/year $250/year $565/year
256-bit Encryption check check check check check
Issuance Time Within 1-2 hours Within 10 minutes Within 1-2 days Within 1-10 days Within 1-2 days
Site Seal check check check check check
99% Browser Recognition check check check check check
Domain Validation (DV) check check check check check
Organization Validation (OV) check
Extended Validation (EV) check
Unlimited Sub-Domains Secured check

See which SSL Certificate is right for you.


RapidSSL Certificates help you keep your customers' transactions secure with strong encryption, and you'll speed through enrollment with automated domain control validation. Its low cost and speedy issuance makes it an ideal certificate for just getting started.


Value-branded SSL certificate with quick issuance.

QuickSSL Premium

Secure your website fast. QuickSSL Premium certificates are one of the quickest ways for you to start protecting online transactions and applications with SSL. With an automatic authentication and issuance process, it takes just minutes to get your QuickSSL Premium SSL certificate. After that, managing and renewing your certificates is a snap.

True BusinessID

Business-class SSL—only better. When it comes to selecting SSL security for your business, you have a lot of choices. With GeoTrust, the decision is easy. GeoTrust® True BusinessID SSL certificates let your customers know that your site is trustworthy and that you take their security seriously enough to get your certificate from a security company.

True BusinessID with EV

Make a strong security statement with the green address bar. GeoTrust® True BusinessID with EV (Extended Validation) is our premium business-class SSL security product, visually confirming the highest level of authentication available among SSL certificates. Only Extended Validation SSL Certificates trigger the green bar in high-security web browsers. (Organization validation, validates domain ownership plus legal existence of the organization)

True BusinessID Wildcard

Secure multiple hostnames at minimal cost. Whether it’s your company’s home page or your mail server’s hostname, protecting sensitive information is your goal—and it’s our goal too. That’s why we offer True BusinessID Wildcard SSL certificates. With a True BusinessID Wildcard certificate, you get high levels of encryption and authentication for unlimited hostnames on an unlimited number of servers, all with one certificate. You also get the dynamically date stamped GeoTrust True Site Seal to display so your web site visitors will know instantly that your security is current.

Have Questions about SSL Certificates? We're Here to Help

What is SSL?
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol for enabling data encryption on the Internet and for helping web site users confirm the owner of the web site. SSL is most commonly used to protect communications between web browsers and servers. However, it is increasingly used for server to server communications and for web-based applications.
How long does enrollment take and how soon will I be able to secure my site?
An SSL certificate may be issued within minutes of submitting your enrollment information as long as the information is correct and the authorized administrator responds promptly to the confirmation email.
What is domain control validation?
RapidSSL will confirm domain control by sending an email to the administrator listed with the registrar for the domain. If the authorized administrator does not reply, a second email will be sent to an email address at the domain such as info@ or support@. (You may select a secondary email address during the enrollment process.) In addition to validation by email, you will be asked to provide a telephone number where you can be reached immediately after submitting your enrollment. If everything checks out, the SSL certificate is issued.
What is encryption and why are there different levels?
Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. When an encrypted session is established, the encryption level is determined by the capability of the web browser, SSL certificate, web server, and client computer operating system.
How do web site visitors know if a web site is using SSL?
PWH hosts many ecommerce stores and can provide the resources necessary for an online store including SSL’s. The recommended plan for an ecommerce site is the premium plan.
What does browser recognition mean?
When a browser or operating system encounters an SSL certificate, it checks to make sure that the certificate is valid and trusted. An SSL certificate is trusted if it is signed by a “trusted” or pre-installed root certificate. If a browser that does not contain the root CA certificate used to issue the SSL certificate, a security warning will alert them.
What is a certificate signing request or CSR?
A CSR is a public key that you generate on your server according to your server software instructions. (If you do not have access to your server, your web host or Internet service provider will generate it for you.) The CSR is required during the SSL certificate enrollment process because it validates the specific information about your web server and your organization.
What is a public/private key pair?
SSL uses unique cryptographic key pairs: each key pair consists of a secret private key and a related public key. Information encrypted with a public key can only be decrypted with the corresponding private key, and vice-versa.
I have more questions. Who do I ask?
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