How to order SSL certificate

It is possible to order an SSL certificate directly from us - Please contact support for more information and prices regarding SSL certificates.

What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is an encryption protocol used to encrypt data sent to and from your virtual server (VPS). An SSL certificate is a certificate that identifies the affiliation of encryption, and the domain used. You can open the certificate and see the domain information, etc., and the authorized entity that generated and verified the SSL certificate.

It is possible to make your own certificate (called "self-signed certificate"), however your browser will issue a warning if you use a self-created SSL certificate. To avoid this, the SSL certificate must be issued by a authorized entity.

An SSL certificate is based on a particular domain name. SSL certificates can use 1024 or 2048 bit encryption, and both are supported by IIS. An SSL certificate is issued to last for 1, 2, 3 or more years.

Types of SSL certificates

There are a number of different types of SSL certificates, the two most commonly used ones are:

  • Standard SSL - 1 domain
  • Wildcard SSL - 1 domain and all sub-domains