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Tips for Choosing an SSL Certificate

Your SSL certificate secures your web site, making it safe for visitors to share confidential information with you. Choosing the right SSL certificate for your business is a balance of cost, convenience, and confidence.

Considering Cost

Siteserver offers a low price SSL solution and includes a 7-day money back guarantee plus multi-year and renewal discounts. Using a competitor? Switch to Siteserver for free.

Could I lose money by paying less for SSL?

Siteserver uses a fully automated validation process to verify control of your domain name. Higher priced SSL certificates verify the business requesting the SSL certificate with more hands-on methods than domain validation. To calculate the cost/benefit of higher priced SSL, consider how many transactions you can afford to lose due to a lack of confidence in your web site.


Siteserver issues approved SSL certificates within minutes of enrollment, helping you develop and launch a secure site quickly. Our root certificate has 99+% browser recognition.

Should I buy my SSL from my web host or registrar instead?

Many hosting providers and registrars offer SSL certificates as a bundled service or an add-on. This is a convenient, easy way to secure your site. Certificate authorities such as Siteserver, GeoTrust, and VeriSign specialize in SSL and secure technologies. When you add SSL to your package, make sure you choose a brand known as a security provider.


Web site visitors know your site is secured by SSL when they see indicators in their browser window:

  • https in the URL
  • a closed padlock
  • a trust mark
  • a green address bar (available with Extended Validation SSL certificates)

When do you need a higher level of assurance?

SSL certificates, which are only domain control validated, cannot assure visitors that a web site is operated by a legitimate, verified business. The basic security indicators of SSL have been faked by fraudsters. If you are concerned about fraud and loss of customer confidence, you need an SSL certificate with verifiable trust marks such as a dynamic site seal that shows the web site owner's information or an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate recognized by high security browsers.

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Strongest SSL

GlobalSign has issued 2048 bit SSL encryption since 1998, years ahead of other SSL providers. The strongest SSL security means peace of mind for you and your customers

Malware & Phishing Detection

Malware and Phishing detection is included with all SSL Certificates. HackAlert, monitors your website daily for malware and alerts you immediately when malware is found.

Device Compatibility

Compatible with all browsers, Operating Systems, applications and devices. This means that all visitors, no matter what browser or device they are using, will automatically trust your SSL security

Feature Rich

We save you cost and hassles by including features that other providers charge you extra for. You can install the same Certificate on as many servers as needed

Industry Leading Support

Our Siteserver team is here for you not just when you have a problem, but also to advise which SSL is best for your business