Thawte SSL Certificates
Avoid “Not Secure” warnings with encrypted connections that protect customer data while you boost trust and conversions.
Don’t let Google’s 1st of July encryption deadline sneak up on you. Get your SSL certificate today.
Choose An SSL Package
Get An SSL Certificate On Your Website In Just 4 Steps
Simply sign up for an SSL certificate which meets your needs – you will need a dedicated IP which you can order when checking out.
Various pieces of information need to be provided to the registering authority (either Comodo or Thawte). We’ll hold your hand through this process.
Info Is Verified
The verification process can take up to 10 days depending on the SSL selected. The most common type of SSL certificate, domain validation, generally takes a maximum of 1 day to be verified.
SSL Certificate Is Generated
Once verified, it is a simple case of adding the SSL certificate to your website. We’ll assist with the entire process.
Why Choose Our SSL Certificates?
Keep your data safe. All plans come with high (128 – 256 bit) encryption that ensures transactions and sensitive information are secure.
Get secured quickly. SSL certificates are typically approved in 4 days or less, with some plans approved in just 10 minutes!
Total Browser Compatibility
Everyone is covered. Certificates are compatible with all major browsers, including those on mobile devices.
Padlock And Site Seal
Show customers they’re protected – a site seal proves your SSL is in place and the padlock in the browser bar tells customers their information is safe.
Secure All Versions Of Your Site
Our SSL certificates secure both www. and non-www. versions of your site – no need to buy a separate certificate.
Do business confidently. Liability insurance protects you and your customers should your SSL certificate be issued or used incorrectly – for an amount of up to $1,750,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an SSL certificate & how does it work?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It’s the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private.
Who needs an SSL?
SSL is a simple but essential way to keep sensitive information safe while giving your visitors the confidence they need to interact on your website. Whether it is submitting a contact form or completing a transaction online. Recently, Google announced that they prefer secured sites, giving anyone who protects their website a boost in search engine rankings.
How do you know if a site is secured?
Addresses of secured pages start with https:// as opposed to http://. Most web browsers will also display a padlock when you’re viewing a site over a secure connection. In the case of an Extended Validation certificate, the browser bar will also turn green and display the site’s credentials.
What is a Wildcard Certificate?
This is a certificate that is applied to a domain and all of its subdomains, for example “love.gridhost.co.za” would be considered a subdomain of “gridhost.co.za”. A conventional SSL certificate works on a single domain.
What information is needed for a DV certificate?
You do not need to provide any documentation in order to purchase a Domain Validated (DV) certificate. All you will need to do is confirm that you own the domain you wish to cover, either through a simple email or file-based authentication.
What information is needed for an OV certificate?
Organization Validated (OV) verification requires checking your business’ registration. If the Certificate Authority (CA) can verify this information using online government databases, no additional documents will be required. However, if the online filings are not available, inaccurate or not up to date, the CA may request additional official government registration documents, which vary on a case-by-case basis. A Dun & Bradstreet listing can usually satisfy most of the requirements for an OV certificate.
What information is needed for an EV certificate?
EV certificates require a more stringent verification process than OV certificates. To understand the basis of this procedure, please refer to the above question about OV certificate verification. Please note that EV certificates require you to complete a few extra steps, including proving both physical and operational existence, as well as completing a simple telephone call with the Certificate Authority (CA) directly.
Does SSL work with all browsers?
Our certificate authority, i.e. Comodo/Thawte, has ensured that our certificates work on 99.3% of all browsers. In essence, this is every major web browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer and Safari.
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