SSL Certificates

What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL or a Secure Sockets Layer is a requirement for modern online businesses. By obtaining an SSL Certificate, you are “locking down” and protecting the sensitive data of your visitors against identity theft and frauds. An SSL Certificate provides encryption (data scrambling, allowing you to prevent the occurrence of any tampering during transmission) and validation (a verification of the business behind the website). This directly translates to customer trust. When your visitors see an SSL certificate, they know that the website has a high level of protection and that your business is trustworthy and secure.

What is the right SSL certificate for me?

Domain Validation SSL Certificate

The basic type of SSL is Domain validation. These are normally the least expensive SSL certificates but even they provide a decent level of security. This is a great way of securing your personal site or your blog should you not be willing to invest a large sum in it. On top of that, this level of SSL certification does not require human intervention at all and therefore is the fastest issued one.

Organisation Validated SSL Certificate

This type of SSL certificate includes the authentication of organisations or businesses behind domains giving an even higher level of assurance to customers. If you are running an e-commerce website, an Organisation validated SSL Certificate is an excellent security choice for you.

Extended Validation

Extended Validation SSL Certificates (EV certificates) are given out only after a certifying authority has carried out an in-depth examination of the given business. By using these SSL certificates, you can incite the highest level of user trust. After obtaining an Extended Validation SSL certificate, your website will receive a green box in its address bar. This is the go-to certificate for serious e-commerce websites that collect sensitive customer data (credit card details, for example).

Single-name SSL Certificates

The Single Domain SSL certificate ensures the security of one single subdomain. It is, however, important to keep in mind that obtaining a Single-name SSL certificate will not protect other parts of the domain (e.g. – if you get a certificate for “” the certificate will not cover “”).


Wildcards are similar to single-names but will instead cover the entirety of the domain, including all of its sub-domain parts (using the above example, a Wildcard SSL Certificate would protect as well as but will not protect

Multiple Domains

The multiple domain SSL certificates grant secured communication for multiple host names and multiple domains that are working from different IP addresses.

What do you get with an SSL certificate?

Obtaining an SSL certificate will grant you a number of features, both visual and practical, that will serve to protect your customers data and allow you to incite a sense of security in them.

Instil trust in your customers with a Site Seal.

This is the graphic representation of the protection your site has. It is one of the main reasons why most people buy the SSL certificate. It serves as a constant reminder to your visitors that the page they are using is well protected. Most web users nowadays know about the site seals and their meaning and will look for one. Different SSL Certificates come with different seals. Every SSL certificate offered by us comes with a seal!

Have all your questions answered

Website Checker Free provides the finest services in the branch. This would not be possible without our exceptional support team. Our staff is not only incredibly knowledgeable but they are also some of the most helpful people that you will come across. Our support staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days, providing answers to your questions.

Ensure that Your Secure Socket Layer Certification is accepted by all browsers.

Website Checker Free hand-picks SSL certificates in order to ensure strong browser ubiquity. This means that browsers will recognise the certificates rather than throwing up red flags because the company issuing the certificate is unknown and the protection is not guaranteed. All the popular browsers support certificates issued by us.

Provide your visitors with the best encryption levels

The security of a certificate is determined by the number of bits used in the generation of its encryption key. This is then used to encrypt data. Our SSL certificates mostly use the 128 bit or 256 bit encryption, depending on the given server and computer capabilities. Both 128-bit and 256 are widely accepted as an industry standard.