SSL: What type of Certificate do I need ?

This article provides you with information to assist you purchasing the SSL best suited for you needs.


We have two SSL providers who offer SSL coverage for our clients’ websites, Comodo and ThawteBelow we will cover the specifications for both providers.

 

Comodo SSL Cerificates




The Domain SSL would be suitable for one domain name.

  • If you are using our .Net (Windows) hosting server, you need to purchase a dedicated IP address. 

 

The Wildcard Domain SSL secures one primary domain and multiple subdomains. 

  • this will secure “yourmaindomain.co.za” and all subdomains like “shop.yourmaindomain.co.za”, “login.yourmaindomain.co.za”. 

 

TheMulti-Domain OV SSL certificate would be ideal for securing four websites.  

  • If you have more than four websites that you wish to secure on the same Linux Hosting package, any additional SSL coverage for this certificate would be R400.00. 
  • This would mean that your 5th, 6th , 7th , 8th SSL certificate coverage you need would be R400.00 each. 

 

The Extended Validation SSL Certificates follow the same Business verification process as the Multi-Domain OV certificates. 

  • Please ensure that your company is registered and details are listed correctly on either Infobel.com or Dun & Bradstreet, as SSL Authorities have strict instructions to ensure that your contact details are identical to the information provided on these business directory websites. 
  • These websites are like Yellow Pages for potential clients to locate your contact information. Infobel.com and Dun & Bradstreet are external websites and not affiliate with 1-grid which means you would need to contact them directly if you require information.  
  • This Certificate will display your Business name in the search bar like ours do: 

 

 


INFO: You will notice that each SSL certificate carry its own warranty provided by Comodo in the event that the SSL certificate is breached. 




 

Thawte SSL Certificates 



 

The Domain SSL would be suitable for one domain name.

  • If you are using our .Net (Windows) hosting server, you need to purchase a dedicated IP address. 


The Extended Validation SSL Certificates follow the same Business verification process as the Multi-Domain OV certificates. 

  • Please ensure that your company is registered and details are listed correctly on either Infobel.com or Dun & Bradstreet, as SSL Authorities have strict instructions to ensure that your contact details are identical to the information provided on these business directory websites. 
  • These websites are like Yellow Pages for potential clients to locate your contact information. Infobel.com and Dun & Bradstreet are external websites and not affiliate with 1-grid which means you would need to contact them directly if you require information.  


The Wildcard Domain SSL secures one primary domain and multiple subdomains. 

  • this will secure “yourmaindomain.co.za” and all subdomains like “shop.yourmaindomain.co.za”, “login.yourmaindomain.co.za”. 

TIP:For more information regarding SSL encryption and website security please see our category here. Alternatively please click here to contact our Support Center.

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