Step 3 Securing Your Site: Congratulations: By now you have purchased your Domain Name and Your Web Hosting Service. You made it to the third and final step to getting your site on the World Wide Web.

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You made it to Step 3: Time to secure your site. You can purchase SSL for your site by clicking here, or learn more below.

Now that your site is built, you will want to secure it with an SSL certificate. Learn more about SSL and why you need it.


WHAT IS AN SSL CERTIFICATE?

An SSL certificate is a security certificate that once installed on a web server activates a secure connection between the browser the surfer is viewing the content on and the web server that the content is derived from initially. The SSL Certificate ensures that data between your web server and browser remains private and secure. When an SSL certificate is installed on a web server, it operates as a padlock and acts as a secure connection between the web server and browser. An SSL certificate binds together your domain name (or server or hostname), company name and location. While how an SSL certificate works goes into more details–involving a public key and a private key–what you need to know here is this: Even if a hacker manages to intercept your data, he won’t have the private key to decrypt it.

The website’s URL protocol will change from HTTP to HTTPS. Currently, a security padlock will also be present in the URL as a way to further signal the status of the website’s Google SSL certificate. SSL certificates help the web cut down on instances of cybercrime that are often performed through security loopholes in web browsers.

If the connection between the surfer’s web browser and web server are not secure through an SSL connection, a moderately skilled hacker could seize information, such as credit card numbers, as it is being typed into a form on an unsecured website.

Why are Google SSL Requirements Important?

  • Establishes Trust and Builds Brand Power
  • Provides Encryption of Sensitive Information
  • Provides Authentication
  • Helps ensure that your site will be found in search engines

Google uses SSL Certificates to catalog websites in search engines, so without the SSL certificate your site may be difficult to find in the search engine. Once installed, the certificate results in an HTTPS secure URL string, which shows a padlock in the browser to show users that their sensitive information can be trusted on your site.

Secure your site now.

SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (1-Site)

$67.99 / per year

Protect 1 site.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (5-Site)

$99.99 / per year

Protect 5 sites.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Premium SSL (1-Site)

$149.99 / per year

Protect 1 site.

  • Extended validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Green address bar
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $1,000,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Premium SSL (5-Site)

$349.99 / per year

Protect 5 sites.

  • Extended validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Green address bar
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $1,000,000 USD warranty
SSL Certificate

Standard SSL (Wildcard)

$349.99 / per year

Protect unlimited sub-domains.

  • Domain validation
  • SHA-2 & 2048-bit encryption.
  • Boost SEO rankings
  • Fast issuance in 5min
  • Display HTTPS & padlock
  • Security trust seal
  • Support unlimited servers
  • Free unlimited reissues
  • $100,000 USD warranty
Website Security

Website Security Express

$299.99 / per year

Fix my hacked site now.
Expedited malware removal + ongoing protection.

  • Protect one site
  • 30-minute response time
  • Unlimited malware removal
  • Blacklist monitoring & removal*
  • WAF malware prevention**
  • CDN performance accelerator***

*Google will blacklist sites that could be considered dangerous to visitors, which makes it nearly impossible for people to find you. We identify and resolve any blacklisting issues, so there’s no interruption to your business.
**As opposed to simply scanning for malware that may have already infected your site, our Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides around-the-clock, proactive protection to block malware from ever reaching your website.
***Our Content Delivery Network (CDN) stores your content on multiple servers around the world, which means visitors connect to servers that are physically closer to them. This speeds up your website’s performance by at least 50%.