What SSL Certificate do you need?

There are several types of SSL Certificates (also known as Secure Certificates) that you can choose from.  This article explains the differences between the various types that we offer via our preferred partner GlobalSign:

All hosting packages feature a Shared SSL Certificate but via our IP address only.

Domain Validated Certificate (DV)

For situations where the general public will be visiting a secure section of your site (e.g., making a payment by credit card), you'll want to utilize a private SSL certificate such as this one.  It is directly tied to your domain name, letting customers know they are on the correct website, and unlike a shared certificate, there will be no browser warnings.

Private SSL Certificates are appropriate for e-commerce websites and for any situation where you desire secure communication between your website and its visitors.

Private SSL certificates are available for purchase with any of our other web hosting packages. 


Organisation Validated Certificate (OV)

An Organisation validated certificate is similar to a domain validated certificate; however, additional documentation must be provided to certify your company's identity.  The biggest advantage of a WHOIS organisation validated SSL certificate is the way your site is displayed in a browser. More validation means more trust, and your visitors will have more confidence in the security of your site.


Extended Validation Certificates (EV)

EV certificates provide secure connections, verify the business' identity, and help to prevent fraud through a thorough set of checks and validations.

These certificates are designed to provide a higher standard of assurance for visitors to authenticate the business behind the domain. The green HTTPS address bar is exclusive to EV SSL certificates and reassures website visitors that they are interacting with a verified business on a secured domain.

There are other types of certifivcates available and specific addons to the above for which we require you to call us and discuss your requirements.
If you have any questions you can also email us at: cs@mediablazehosts.coop

 

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