Website Security (FAQ)

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We offer the full range of SSL certificates for your website providing the highest levels of security by encrypting data to and from your site. Our SSLs use SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption to stop hackers in their tracks. That’s the strongest encryption on the market today. It’s virtually uncrackable.

FAQ

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. GoDaddy makes it easy to install your certificate and secure your server

What are the benefits of having an SSL Certificate on my website?

SSL Certificates inspire trust and show visitors that you value their privacy. An SSL Certificate 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 an SSL works

First, the SSL “handshake”
When a website visitor enters an SSL-protected area of your website, your SSL certificate automatically creates an encrypted connection with the visitor’s browser.

The padlock icon appears
Once the connection is complete, a padlock icon and HTTPS prefix appear in the visitor’s browser bar to show them they’re safe to share personal details. If you have a high-assurance EV Certificate, your visitor’s status bar will also turn green.

You’re good to go
All information passing to and from your website is now scrambled by 2048-bit encryption that’s virtually unbreakable by hackers.

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 our Premium EV SSL display a green browser bar as well, giving users the green light.

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 our Premium EV SSL display a green browser bar as well, giving users the green light.

Compare our SSL certificates

SSL Certificate comparason

Domain Verification SSL

Extended Validation SSL

Orginisation Validation SSL

SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption – the strongest on the market

SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption – the strongest on the market

SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption – the strongest on the market

SHA-2 and 2048-bit encryption – the strongest on the market

Compatible with all major browsers

Compatible with all major browsers

Compatible with all major browsers

Compatible with all major browsers

Displays a Security Seal on your site

Displays a Security Seal on your site

Displays a Security Seal on your site

Displays a Security Seal on your site

Boost Google search ranking

Boost Google search ranking

Boost Google search ranking

Boost Google search ranking

Proves domain ownership

Proves domain ownership

Proves domain ownership

Proves domain ownership

Validates organization

Validates organization

Validates organization

Validates organization

Green address bar

Green address bar

Green address bar

Green address bar

Shows business is legitimate

Shows business is legitimate

Shows business is legitimate

Shows business is legitimate