What is an SSL certificate?
If you’re serious about doing business online, you need SSL. It’s the best way to protect user data and defend against identity theft. Many customers will refuse to do business with a website that doesn’t have an SSL certificate. Displaying your SSL Site Seal tells customers they can shop with confidence, knowing they’re protected. Different certificates provide different levels of validation.
Domain-level validation is the most basic type of SSL. These certificates provide basic encryption, are issued very quickly and involve a simple check to verify domain ownership. Domain-validated certificates are generally the least expensive.
Organization-validated SSL certificates include authentication of the business or organization behind the domain. This provides a higher level of security and lets customers know they can trust your server with their personal information.
Extended validation is top of the line. With extended validation, the certifying authority conducts a very in-depth examination of your business before issuing the certificate. This type of SSL provides the highest degree of security and user trust.