In 2008 sales over the internet in the UK totalled over £222bn, up from £65bn in 2004 (source: With no signs of this growth slowing down, the need for businesses to be online trading securely has never been greater.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the globally recognised standard for securely encrypting information being passed between a server and web browser.

The SSL Certificates we offer are exactly the same as those being used by the leading online businesses and banks. Providing your users with essential peace of mind, SSL certificates signify you offer world-class data protection, increasing both trust and revenue. Websites with SSL certificates guarantee stringent security checks are in place to protect user’s private information, such as their bank details.

As a website owner, you can trade online safely in the knowledge that the SSL secure connection will make sure all important information is kept out of reach from prying eyes. Having an SSL certificate will keep your visitors coming back time and time again, safe in the knowledge you provide a secure service.

Our SSL Options
  • Simple SSL

  • £69.99

    per year

  • Great for small websites & businesses starting out looking for value
  • Browsing via https://
  • No Warranty
  • Browser Padlock
  • 128-bit to 256-bit SSL encyption
  • Based on the AlphaSSL product from GlobalSign
  • Available for Web Hosting, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated Servers
  • Standard SSL

  • £179.99

    per year

  • Perfect for growing businesses looking to publicly display their security credentials.
  • Browsing via https://
  • $10,000 Warranty
  • Browser Padlock
  • 128-bit to 256-bit SSL encyption
  • Clickable Secure Site Seal
  • Available for Web Hosting, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated Servers
  • Extended SSL

  • £279.99

    per year

  • Comprehensive security & warranties. Also displays the green bar in the browser
  • Browsing via https://
  • $250,000 Warranty
  • Browser Padlock
  • 128-bit to 256-bit SSL encyption
  • Extended business validation with company name and date/time stamp
  • Available for Web Hosting, VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated Servers
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate is a bit of code on your web server that provides security for online communications. When a web browser contacts your secured web site, the SSL certificate enables an encrypted connection. It’s kind of like sealing a letter in an envelope before sending it through the mail.

SSL certificates also inspire trust because each SSL certificate contains identification information. When you request an SSL certificate, a third party (such as Thawte) verifies your organization’s information and issues a unique certificate to you with that information. This is known as the authentication process.

Why do I need SSL?

SSL certificates keep online interactions private even though they travel across the public Internet, and they help customers gain the confidence to transact with your web site. If you ask users of your web site to sign in, if they enter personal data such as credit card numbers online, or if they view confidential information such as health benefits or financial accounts, you need to keep the data private. You also need to help them confirm that your web site is authentic.

Does having an SSL certificate help with search engine optimisation (SEO)?

Yes, Google has confirmed that it will use encryption as a ranking signal, a clear sign that it is taking privacy and user security very seriously.

What Is Encryption And Why Are There Different Levels?

Encryption is a mathematical process of coding and decoding information. The number of bits (40-bit, 56-bit, 128-bit, 256-bit) tells you the size of the key. Like a longer password, a larger key has more possible combinations. In fact, 128-bit encryption is one trillion times stronger than 40-bit encryption. When an encrypted session is established, the strength is determined by the capability of the web browser, SSL certificate, web server, and client computer operating system.

How Does SSL Make My Web Site More Trustworthy?

An SSL certificate contains verified information about the web site it secures to help users confirm that they are communicating with your web site. Extended Validation is the industry’s highest standard of verification and provides the most visible assurance to users: the address bar turns green in high-security browsers.

Users can click the closed padlock icon to view details.

Does Authentication Really Matter?

Authentication means that a trusted third party has verified the identification information contained in your SSL certificate, assuring customers that your site is actually your site. Concerns about fraud and identity theft have made users more hesitant to share personal information with unfamiliar web sites. However, 86% of online shoppers feel more confident about entering personal information on sites using security indicators.