DS4A - Website SSL Certificates

  • Positive
  • £ 12
  • 1 Domain
  • Comodo Positive
  • Domain Validated
  • Issuance: Minutes
  • Servers: Unlimited
  • Validity: 1-3 Years
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  • Essential
  • £ 24
  • 1 Domain
  • Comodo Essential
  • Domain Validated
  • Issuance: Minutes
  • Servers: Unlimited
  • Validity: 1-3 Years
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  • Multi-Domain
  • £ 30
  • 3 Domains (£18 per extra)
  • Comodo Positive
  • Domain Validated
  • Issuance: Minutes
  • Servers: Unlimited
  • Validity: 1-3 Years
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  • Wilcard
  • £ 142
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Comodo Positive
  • Domain Validated
  • Issuance: Minutes
  • Servers: Unlimited
  • Validity: 1-3 Years
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  • EV
  • £ 145 ¹
  • 1 Domain
  • Comodo Positive
  • Extended Validation
  • Issuance: 1-5 Days
  • Servers: Unlimited
  • Validity: 1-2 Years
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Website SSL Certificates

DS4A - Website SSL Certificates - Data Privacy and SecurityThe Time is Now: Every Website Needs SSL/TLS
Internet-wide encryption is happening – make sure you don’t get left behind.
The titans of the web industry have spoken and their message is loud and clear: every website needs basic encryption as a minimum standard. There was a time when SSL/TLS was thought to only be necessary for ecommerce websites and other sites that collect sensitive user information – but no longer! The 100% encryption movement has begun and is now the way of the future.
This is an industry-lead initiative to get all websites to utilize basic SSL/TLS encryption as the minimum standard. Simply put: if you have a website, it needs an SSL certificate. But don’t take our word for it, just listen to what the leaders of the internet have been saying and the recent initiatives they’ve been pushing...

Google Gives an SEO Ranking Boost to Sites with SSL/TLS
Back in 2014, Google announced they were going to begin factoring SSL into their ranking algorithm. Since then, it’s now known that websites using SSL/TLS see as much as a 5% increase in visibility versus their unencrypted counterparts. The importance of SSL/TLS on search engine ranking is only expected to increase as Search Engines further push for an HTTPS Everywhere environment.

Browsers Starting to Warn Users When Accessing Sites w/o SSL/TLS
Perhaps you have already run into these warnings... But if you haven’t yet, it’s surely only a matter of time. Browsers like Chrome have slowly been increasing the visibility of non-SSL warnings, and in the very near future – browsers will begin actively warning users when they access a site that does not have SSL/TLS installed on it. Mozilla also announced plans in 2015 to phase out non-secure HTTP. No matter what kind of site you’re running, you certainly don’t want a visitor being greeted with an alarming warning that your site is unencrypted or potentially unsafe.

Browsers Only Supporting HTTP/2 with Encrypted Sites HTTP/2
The second major version of the HTTP network protocol – has been ratified by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and now is used in 18% of global traffic and rapidly climbing. The benefits of HTTP/2 are 20-30% decrease in page load times and an improved connection model, among many others. It will soon be supported in all major browsers and if you want your customers to access your web site over HTTP/2, you’ll absolutely need to have HTTPS URLs because it’s mandated by the IETF.

Gmail Now Warning Users When an Email is NOT Delivered Securely
As recent as a few months ago, Gmail added a new icon that displays if an email is NOT delivered securely with SSL/TLS. This goes beyond encrypting all domains and means that getting SSL for your mail server(s) as well is extremely important. We’re certain that other email providers will be following suit.

In Summary
All sites need SSL encryption. As a responsible UK web host, we would be remiss if we didn’t alert you about this important industry initiative and ensure that your site is well equipped to adapt to the changing internet landscape. To make this process as simple as possible for you and to ensure you get a certificate that’s right for your domain, please refer to our quick buy guide above. Or, feel free to contact us directly and we’ll happily guide you through the process!

 

Key Features & Benefits

 

Green SSL Padlock

Encrypt Web Traffic

User Validated

Generates Trust

Highly Secure

Unlimited Servers

Site Seals

Unlimited Re-Issuance

128 & 256 bit Encryption

Firefox

Opera

Safari

Internet Explorer

Mobile Compatible

Tablet Compatible

Desktop Compatible

¹ Subject to you or your organisation meeting the security and validation checks performed by the certificate issuer. DS4A will assist you in this process but cannot guarantee acceptance by the certificate issuer of you or your organisation. Should you fail validation and cancel your order within 30 days of the original order date, you will receive a full refund of the SSL certificate cost.

 

 

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