SSL Certificates can be purchased to offer varied levels of security & encryption.
You may recall seeing a padlock icon on some sites. Looking at the URL, you’ll sometimes see “https” instead of “http”. Both of these show the page is encrypted using an SSL certificate.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an encryption process which gives data a level of security as it is transferred.
SSL certificates need to be purchased and installed on a website. A certificate is valid for one year and can offer varied levels of encryption to suit your needs.
For each domain, an SSL certificate is applied for to one of the leading SSL Security providers. These include companies such as Comodo, VeriSign, Thawte and GeoTrust.
There are “wildcard” certificates also available, which cover SSL security for servers that have multiple domains. This is often a more cost effective than purchasing a separate certificate for each domain. If you have multiple e-commerce sites running from one Magento installation for example, this is the best choice for you.
A good level of SSL security can be purchased for just £49.99 per year (including installation and set up). Please feel free to call us to discuss the most suitable SSL cerificate for your website or web server.