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What is SSL?

The SSL (and TLS) protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications between users and SSL (secure sockets layer), ensuring shopping carts and e-commerce sites clients data is secure during the payment process. Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data across servers.

SSL provides businesses and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site, such as credit card numbers are kept confidential. Web server certificates (also known as secure server certificates or SSL certificates) are required to initialize an SSL session.

How you can tell if has SSL

You can tell if the website in question is using an SSL certificate by noticing the lock icon on the browser, either located in the URL / Address Bar or the bottom of the browsers status bar. Another notification is the difference in the URL starting with HTTPS:// instead of HTTP://

SSL Secured

SSL Secured Website

SSL Certificates

A dedicated (private) SSL certificate allow visitors to securely access your site via a URL in the form of:


Customers know when they have an SSL session with a website when their browser displays the little gold padlock and the address bar begins with a https rather than http. SSL certificates can be used on webservers for Internet security and mailservers such as imap, pop3 and smtp for mail collection / sending security.


This gives visitors the confidence they need to go forward with e-commerce transactions and other online activities that warrant encryption and privacy to protect their credit card number and any other personal data.

"Bring your own" Certificate

If you have a 3rd party SSL certificate that you'd like us to install for you, there is a one time installation fee of just $25.00. Keep in mind you will also need a private IP address to use in conjunction with your SSL cert. If you don't already have a private IP address, one can be added for a one time fee of $30.00. Unlike our competition that prefers to charge anywhere from $3/month to $10/month we're as we beleive in keeping the money in your pocket and not the other guys.

If you need an SSL cert added to an account that has already been set up, please open a ticket with our support department. Also please note that private SSL certificates require a private IP address which we offer for a one time fee of $30.00.

Why would I need one?

Installing an SSL certificate for your domain provides your visitors with a means to exchange sensitive data such as credit card numbers or other personal information securely with your site. SSL is essential if you operate an ecommerce site.

We offer 128 bit SSL Certificates