- SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption – the strongest on the market
- Unlimited 24/7 security support
- Compatible with all major browsers
- Protects unlimited servers
- Boost Google search ranking
- Displays a Security Seal on your site
- Unlimited free reissues
- Up to USD $1M liability protection
- 30-day money back guarantee
How do I install my SSL Certificate?
When your SSL certificate is issued, we send an email to let you know. What happens next depends on where your site is hosted and the options you chose when you bought the certificate.
If you chose web hosting, Website Builder or Online Store when you ordered your cert, we take care of everything for you. If you host your website with another company or use our VPS or Dedicated Servers, please contact our support here.
To install an SSL certificate on cPanel, please look here.
What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It might sound complex, but it’s really not. SSL Certificates validate your website’s identity, and encrypt the information visitors send to, or receive from, your site. This keeps thieves from spying on any exchange between you and your shoppers.
When you have an SSL Certificate protecting your website, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is private and can’t be viewed by cyber crooks. Exabytes makes it easy to install your certificate and secure your server
For more information, see Defining SSL Certificates.
What are the benefits of having an SSL Certificate on my website?
Exabytes SSL Certificates inspire trust and show visitors that you value their privacy. An SSL Cert protects your customers’ sensitive information such as their name, address, password, or credit card number by encrypting the data during transmission from their computer to your web server. SSL is the standard for web security, and a Server Certificate is required by most merchant account services – you’ll need one if you plan to accept credit cards on your website.
How will people know my website is safe?
How you build your website is entirely up to you. In fact, most basic secure websites can be hand-coded using HTML.
When a visitor enters an SSL-protected page on your website, their browser bar displays a padlock icon and the https:// prefix in the URL address. While most Internet users know to look for those SSL indicators, you can also add a site seal to your website to show visitors your site is verified and secured. Visitors can click the seal to view your certificate’s status and details, seeing for themselves that it’s safe to send sensitive information to your website. Websites protected by EV SSL display a green browser bar as well, giving users the green light.
What is the difference between DV, OV and EV Certificates?
- DV Certificates
Domain validated or DV certificates are the most common type of SSL certificate. They are verified using only the domain name and certificates assure the user meaning that one can be issued almost immediately which can create distrust with users especially when it comes to shopping carts. Nevertheless, DV certificates have a positive impact on user trust and conversion rates compared to websites that without certificate at all.
- OV Certificates
A step up from Domain Validation, Organizational Validation allows a business’s information to be checked through the secure site seal. The validation procedure carried out by the issuing Certificate Authority is fairly strict, checking both that the applicant has the right to their domain name and that they are a legitimate business. Visually, OV certificates in the browser bar are identical to DV certificates However, the site seal provided with the certificate typically includes additional information like organization’s name is also listed in the certificate, giving added trust that both the website and the company are reputable.
- EV Certificates
(EV Certificate, Extended validation) provide the maximum amount of trust to visitors, and also require the most effort by the certificate authority to conduct an intense investigation of a business before issuance. EV certificate will also show the name of the company or organization in the address bar itself, and a green bar is added to the user’s browser to signify that the certificate holder is a trusted authority.If you run your online business on a eCommerce or corporate website, do consider changing your certificate to EV Certificate.
Which SSL do I need?
Do you have a business or personal website?
Unless you sell things on your personal website, a Standard SSL (DV) is fine. This is also true for informational business sites. eCommerce websites should use a single-domain Standard SSL (DV) or Premium SSL (EV).
How long will I have to wait for my SSL certificate?
(DV) usually take 5 minutes or less. (OV) take 3-5 business days, as we’re validating not just domain ownership but also the existence of the organization or business on the SSL application. In both cases, you can shorten your wait by making sure the domain contact information listed in the WhoIs is up-to-date.
For (EV) certificates, there is an extensive vetting process that starts with an in-depth application. Before you start, pull together details about your business, such as registration number, incorporation or registration agent and any relevant jurisdiction information.