WHAT IS AN SSL CERTIFICATE?

SSL Certificates are special data files on a web server that enables secure encrypted online communications. When installed, it enables a secure connection between a browser and a web server thru the HTTPS protocol, it also activates the green padlock on the browser. SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is the standard security protocol that establishes an encrypted link between browser and a web server.

Using SSL ensures that all data exchanged between the browsers and web server remains private and encrypted. This is done thru cryptographic methods that uses two keys for encryption. This is important because when you send information on the Internet, it is passed from one computer to another computer before it gets to the destination server. Without encryption, any sensitive information like usernames, passwords and credit card numbers can be seen by any computer between you and the server.

Additionally, SSL also provides authentication. This ensures that the information your website visitors are sending is going to the right server and not to someone else trying to steal personal information. Any imposter website could pretend to be yours and trick visitors into sending their personal information to them. To avoid this always get an SSL Cert from a trusted provider.

What is
Data Encryption?

At the point when a website visitor and a web server communicate, normally that data is out in the open and capable of being manipulated or intercepted by an outsider. For clear reasons, this isn't secure. An SSL/TLS Certificate creates a connection thats is encrypted, where all communication between the visitor and server is encoded such that only an authorized party can read it. This secures sensitive information and personal data being shared between the two.

What is
Authentication?

As we have specified, a SSL/TLS Certificate serves two purpose. Firstly to encrypt communication between a site and its visitors. The second, authentication, offers verified data about the organization or company that owns the website to its visitors. Trust is significant on the web, and authentication provides your webpage's visitors with the certainty they have to do business with you.

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The most important component of any business is trust, especially for online business. If the credibility of your business & website, and the security of your customer is paramount, then you’ll need an SSL.

It only takes a few seconds for an online customer to establish trust with your company. That is why having a certificate is important, especially an EV SSL or Extended Validation SSL, which plays an important role for a successful website - EV certificates are the most recognised symbols of security and trust on the internet.

Our certificates price are so cheap because they are purchased in extremely huge quantities, we pass the deep discounts to our customers. Yes! You get the same exact certificates as if you were buying them directly from leading Certificate Authorities like – Symantec, Comodo, RapidSSL, DigiCert, Thawte, Certum and GeoTrust – at a much lower price.

Singapore SSL Certificate Price Comparison

Singapore Hosting Company Brand & Type Price + Setup Fee (SGD)
Exabytes Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) Essential SSL $119.00/year
Vodien Unknown Brand SSL $60.00/year
WebHostSG Comodo Essential SSL (DV) $22.00/year
Our Cheapest DV SSL Comodo PositiveSSL (DV) $15.00/year
Singapore Hosting Company SSL Brand & Type Price + Setup Fee (SGD)
Exabytes COMODO EV SSL (EV) $329.00/year
Vodien Unknown Brand EV SSL $260.00/year
WebHostSG COMODO EV SSL (EV) $220.00/year
Our Cheapest EV SSL Comodo PositiveSSL (EV) $200.00/year
Singapore Hosting Company SSL Brand & Type Price + Setup Fee (SGD)
Exabytes Comodo Essential Wildcard SSL (DV) $249.00/year
Vodien Unknown Brand Wildcard SSL $624.00/year
WebHostSG Comodo Essential Wildcard SSL (DV) $135.00/year
Our Cheapest Wildcard SSL Certum Commercial SSL Wildcard $109.00/year
All prices indicated are valid at time of publishing 15 November 2019

WHICH SSL CERT IS BEST FOR YOUR WEBSITE?

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If you simply need to secure just one website, we have an extensive range of affordably priced options. Domain Validated or DV SSL are fundamental SSL products which are typically the least expensive in cost. These quick and simple certificates can be issued in just several minutes, as the Certificate Authority (CA) just needs to confirm that the individual getting the certification owns the domain they need to cover.

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Multi-Domain SSL
Secure
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Rather than obtaining and managing multiple certificates for multiple websites, you can easily secure each one of your domains with just one Multi-Domain SSL cert (SAN/UCC). Multi-Domain certificates can cover a number of domains with only a single certificate. Different multi-domain certificates can cover a different number of total domains, therefore it varies by product. Our range of Multi-Domain SSL covers anywhere from 1-100 added domain names.

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Secure One Website &
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Let's say you have a number of sub-domains associated with your site. Maybe a mail server (mail.domain.com) and a store area (store.domain.com), for example. You'll love Wildcard SSL. You no longer need to purchase a certificate for each and every sub-domain, one wildcard SSL cert is enough to cover them all. Save cost and make it easier to manage.

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Organization Validated SSL
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Organization Validated or OV SSL offers up to 256-bit encryption to sites of registered organisation and businesses. The contrast between OV certificates and domain validated (DV) certificates is that some additional reviewing (vetting) is required to affirm that you own your domain as well as that your organisation is legitimate. Be that as it may, don't worry! As long as your business is registered, the approval procedure isn't an issue. In most cases, it just takes two or three days and you'll be good to go.

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Extended Validation SSL
Increase Visitors' Confidence &
Boost Conversions

Look at some of the websites you trust and use regularly (PayPal, DBS, Facebook)... see that green address bar with the company's name displayed in it, that's an Extended Validation SSL cert. Not only does it encrypts your website, but EV certificates have also been proven to INCREASE TRUST, reduce phishing attacks and even BOOST SALES. For any businesses where the website is an essential part of success, an EV SSL is a MUST!

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Frequently Asked Questions

SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer, is a cyber-security protocol that digitally encrypts information sent from a browser to a server. SSL are used to protect sensitive information like credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, email addresses, and more. A website with an SSL cert is identified using a number of trust indicators, like "https" and the padlock icon in the browser bar, a site seal from a reputable Certificate Authority (CA), and a green bar that wraps around the URL on more premium certificates.

Yes, as long as you have a website, you need an SSL. Google announced, in a blog post, that from July 2018, any website without an SSL will be marked as "Not Secure" on their Google Chrome browser. More than 70% of internet users use Chrome as their browser, so you'll be missing a huge number of visitors if your website is not secured.

You need to have a hosted website and a domain name, although a dedicated IP is recommended, it is not necessary. Since many newer web hosting company use SNI (Sever Name Indication) technology, which allows multiple SSL certificates to be installed on one shared IP address. A VPS server works hard when it is needed, with burstable memory that kicks in when site traffic picks up. You can also reap the benefits of dedicated bandwidth, CPU, disk space and RAM. VPS servers remove any limitations, allowing you complete flexibility. However, we still offer excellent technical support should you need it.

HTTP has been the accepted standard since 1997 and was the traditional way to serve up a website, even though it didn’t provide a secure connection. When you install an SSL certificate, your website will be served up using HTTPS (HTTP + SSL) instead of HTTP, indicating an encrypted connection.

SSL Certificates aren’t just for e-commerce anymore. Starting in 2016, industry titans such as Chrome and other key browsers have made significant changes that turned encryption into a website security standard. Encryption and trust are both critical to your online success. SSL Certificates provide encryption to secure data in transit and, more importantly, validate who’s on the other end of online communications, giving users confidence to share their information—and their money. In addition to protecting data and validating identifty, SSL Certificates have many other benefits that boost your bottom line.

SSL Certificates enable an encrypted connection through an interaction known as the SSL Handshake. This process uses both a public key (on the sending end) and a private key (on the receiving end) and all happens within milliseconds. Each SSL Certificate has a “Subject” which identifies who owns the certificate. This is always a domain name, and, if applicable, the company operating the website. To ensure SSL certificates are used properly, the subject listed in the certificate is always validated, but some validation processes are more stringent than others. There are three levels of validation—Domain Validation (DV), Organization Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV).

Trust is essential online and authentication of your identity, also known as validation, provides your site’s visitors with the confidence they need to do business with you. The validation process is handled by globally recognized and trusted entities known as Certificate Authorities (CAs). All SSL Certificates provide basic encryption and domain level validation, meaning the domain is owned by the party requesting the certificate. The more premium an SSL Certificate, the more extensive the validation process

The importance of securing data is obvious when you consider the sensitivity of information sent across the Internet. That’s why all browsers have now require all webpages—not just e-commerce—to be served over an encrypted, or HTTPS, connection. Webpages still being served via HTTP now display a “Not Secure” warning to visitors so across-the-board encryption is critical. But SSL Certificates provide more than just encryption—they validate identity and communicate trust, the foundation of the online economy, using visual trust indicators. Premium SSL Certificates offer more in-depth validation and display globally recognized trust symbols that have been proven to increase conversion among other benefits.

When your connection to a website is secured with SSL, various visual cues are displayed. We call these “Trust Indicators.” The most common ones are “HTTPS” and the Green Padlock—both are enabled by all SSL Certificates regardless of validation level and make it easy for visitors to know at a glance your site is served over an encrypted connection. Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates have the most extensive validation process and are the only ones that activate the Green Address Bar. This is such a globally recognized symbol that one Tec-ED survey found 77% of participants reported they’d be hesitant to shop on a website without an EV SSL Certificate.

Site Seals are highly identifiable visual images—static or dynamic—that appear on webpages to assure visitors their connection is encrypted and they’re safe on your site. Think of the Better Business Bureau trust mark, only related to website security. They help you differentiate your site from competitors and give visitors an extra level of assurance that boosts trust and conversions. Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificates have a static Site Seal. Organizational Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates have a dynamic clickable Site Seal.

All SSL Certificates allow the visitor to click and see the validated owner of the domain. Organizational Validation (OV) SSL Certificates also display the verified company name. Extended Validation (EV SSL Certificates are the only ones that also display the verified company location and activate the globally recognized Green Address Bar.

    For the encryption or security function, all SSL Certificates pretty much offer the same features.
    • 256-bit encryption, which is the industry standard
    • Activate HTTPS in the browser bar
    • Activate the padlock in the browser bar
    • 99.9% browser ubiquity, which means they’re compatible with all browsers
    • Mobile compatible
    • Can be issued with the now-standard SHA-2 hashing algorithm
    • Can be signed with a 2048-bit root, which is the industry standard

All SSL Certificates offer basic encryption. But trust is everything when you’re communicating or doing business online. And that’s where the differences between SSL certificates are significant. Thw more premium an SSL Certificate, the more comprehensive the validation requirements, the more extensive the visible certificate details and the more visual trust symbols displayed—the more trust it conveys. Your visitors need to be confident about engaging with you and your SSL Certificate is what they use to decide if you’re trustworthy. It’s important to choose your SSL Certificate wisely. Learn more about the differences between Domain Validation (DV), Organizational Validation (OV) and Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates.

The number of domains and sub-domains you need to protect, validation level (that, in turn, communicates the level of visitor trust) and warranty are just a few of the factors you should consider when choosing an SSL Certificate. It’s important to know what your options are, what each includes and make sure it aligns with your goals. Depending on how important your brand, reputation and results are, you might want to consider Extended Validation (EV) since it provides the most benefits.

SSL Certificates are designed to protect your customers’ data in motion. Warranties are designed to protect your reputation and your bottom line. While we only sell SSL Certificates issued by globally trusted Certificate Authorities (CA), stuff happens. That’s why SSL Certificates typically come with a warranty so, in the event of a data breach or hack that results from a flaw in the certificate—you're covered. Warranties range in value, with higher value certificates providing more coverage.

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