SSL

is 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 browser remain private.

SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates Describe   Price  
RAPID SSL Ready in less than one minute, it is the ideal certificate to quickly get started.

$59.00/Year

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QUICK SSL The main inexpensive solution offering 128-bit SSL encryption with identity authentication and 98% compatibility with browsers, available in only 24 hours!

$159.00/Year

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QUICK SSL PREMIUM A QuickSSL certificate plus a True Site&trade security seal;offers a quick solution, with advanced identification technology.

$199.00/Year

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TRUE BUSINESSID A better quality certificate than the SSL, plus a True Site&trade seal;designed to offer optimal authentication at a reasonable price.

$219.00/Year

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TRUE BUSINESSID WILDCARD website.Secure several sites (sub-domains) with an SSL certificate.

$699.00/Year

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TRUE BUSINESSID WITH EV Allows obtaining the famous green stripe at the top of your site, indicating to your visitors that your site is well protected.

$299.00/Year

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*Prices are in Canadian dollars

Frequently Asked Questions

New to SSL? No problem! As a leading certificate authority, we have been helping webmasters secure their sites for years. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Do I Need An SSL Certificate For My Website?

Most online shoppers are very careful and want to know that their information is safe. Using an SSL certificate provides two important things:

  • Encryption of sensitive data like credit card numbers and personal information (name, address, username, password, etc.)
  • Some assurance to your customers that you are trustworthy (the process of getting an SSL certificate can't guarantee this, but it can make it more likely which is part of the reason why visitors have this perception)
These are very important benefits and, these days, nearly every website should have an SSL Certificate .

SSL vs. TLS

SSL and TLS generally mean the same thing. TLS 1.0 was created by RFC 2246 in January 1999 as the next version of SSL 3.0. Most people are familiar with the term SSL so that is usually the term that is used when the system is using the newer TLS protocol..

What is a certificate authority (CA)?

A certificate authority is an entity which issues digital certificates to organizations or people after validating them. Certification authorities have to keep detailed records of what has been issued and the information used to issue it, and are audited regularly to make sure that they are following defined procedures. Every certification authority provides a Certification Practice Statement (CPS) that defines the procedures that will be used to verify applications. There are many commercial CAs that charge for their services. Institutions and governments may have their own CAs, and there are also free Certificate Authorities. Every certificate authority has different products, prices, SSL certificate features, and levels of customer satisfaction. Learn more about choosing a certificate provider or read our SSL Certificate reviews to find the best provider to purchase from.

What is browser compatibility?

The certificate that you purchase to secure your web site must be digitally signed by another certificate that is already in the trusted store of your user's web browser. By doing this, the web browser will automatically trust your certificate because it is issued by someone that it already trusts. If it isn't signed by a trusted root certificate, or if links in the certificate chain are missing, then the web browser will give a warning message that the web site may not be trusted. So browser compatibility means that the certificate you buy is signed by a root certificate that is already trusted by most web browsers that your customers may be using. Unless otherwise noted, the certificates from all major certificate providers listed on SSL Shopper are compatible with 99% of all browsers.

How many domain names can I secure?

Most 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. 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... There are also special certificates such as Unified Communications (UC) certificates that can secure several different domain names in one certificate.

What is a trust seal?

A trust seal is a logo that you can display on your web site that verifies that you have been validated by a particular certificate provider and are using their SSL certificate to secure your site. It can be displayed on secure and non-secure pages and is most appropriate on pages where customers are about to enter their personal information such as a shopping cart page but they can be displayed on every page to help build trust. Every certificate authority's trust seal is different and some look more professional so you should consider what the seal looks like in order to maximize customer trust.

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