What is an SSL Certificate?
An SSL Certificate is a bit of code on your Customer's Web Server that Secures online communications. SSL Certificates inspire trust, keep online interactions private and help Customers gain the confidence to conduct transactions on a Web Site.
There is a wide variety of SSL Certificates. In order to help you in your choice, at HostPlay we have classified SSL Certificates by type, this way you can quickly find the Certificate that meets your needs.
To enable SSL on a website, you will need to get an SSL Certificate that identifies you and install it on the server. The use of an SSL certificate on a website is usually indicated by a Padlock Icon in web browsers but it can
also be indicated by a Green Address Bar. Once you have done the SSL install, you can access a Site Securely by changing the URL from http:// to https://. When an SSL certificate is installed on a website, you can be sure that the information you enter (Contact or Credit Card information), is secured and only seen by the organization that owns the Website.
Millions of online businesses use SSL Certificates to Secure their websites and allow their customers to place trust in them.
Why do I need SSL?
If you are transmitting sensitive information on a Web Site, such as Credit Card Numbers or Personal Information, you need to Secure it with SSL Encryption. It is possible for every piece of data to be seen by others unless it is Secured by an SSL Certificate.
How Many Domain Names can I Secure?
SSL Server Certificates will only secure a single domain name or sub-domain. For example, a Certificate could secure www.yourdomain.com or mail.yourdomain.com but not both. The certificate will still work on a different domain name but the web browser will give an error anytime it sees that the address in the address bar doesn't match the domain name (called a common name) in the certificate. SSL Multi-Domain offers affordable access to multi-domain encryption.
Within minutes you can encrypt your entire web portfolio, up to 250 Domains! If you need to secure multiple sub-domains on a single domain name, you can buy a Wildcard Certificate. For a wildcard certificate, a common name of *.yourdomain.com would secure www.yourdomain.com, mail.yourdomain.com, secure.yourdomain.com, etc...