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Choosing GoDaddy means you will benefit from the highest levels of security the industry offers, all backed by our friendly and dedicated security team.
GoDaddy's award-winning SSL Certificates work with all major browsers and devices, and they protect an unlimited number of servers. Get peace of mind with up to $1,000,000 in liability protection included with each certificate. We’re here to help you, 24/7/365.
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SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It might sound complex, but it's really not. SSL Certificates validate your website's identity, and encrypt the information visitors send to, or receive from, your site. This keeps thieves from spying on any exchange between you and your shoppers.
When you have an SSL Certificate protecting your website, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is private and can't be viewed by cyber crooks. GoDaddy makes it easy to install your certificate and secure your server.
For more information, see Defining SSL Certificates.
GoDaddy SSL Certificates inspire trust and show visitors that you value their privacy. An SSL Cert protects your customers' sensitive information such as their name, address, password, or credit card number by encrypting the data during transmission from their computer to your web server. SSL is the standard for web security, and a Server Certificate is required by most merchant account services – you'll need one if you plan to accept credit cards on your website.
For more information, see How does an SSL certificate work?
How you build your website is entirely up to you. In fact, most basic secure websites can be hand-coded using HTML.
When a visitor enters an SSL-protected page on your website, their browser bar displays a padlock icon and the https:// prefix in the URL address. While most Internet users know to look for those SSL indicators, you can also add a site seal to your website to show visitors your site is verified and secured. Visitors can click the seal to view your certificate's status and details, seeing for themselves that it's safe to send sensitive information to your website. Websites protected by GoDaddy's Premium EV SSL display a green browser bar as well, giving users the green light.
For more information, see Verifying a Certificate's Validity on Your Computer.
All SSL-protected sites display the https:// prefix in the URL address bar. Sites protected with a Premium EV SSL Certificate display a green browser bar to quickly assure visitors that the organization's legal and physical existence was verified according to strict industry standards.
GoDaddy’s Premium EV SSL Certificate involves the most extensive vetting process. We verify the control of the domain and legitimacy of your company by validating the legal name, address, phone number and other business information. The process takes about 30 days, but we've got you covered during that time. EV SSL Certs come with a free Standard SSL to use during the vetting process, so you can keep your transactions secure while you wait.
For more information, see What are the advantages of a Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate for your business?
For one thing, our SSL certs cover unlimited secure servers. They support up to 256-bit encryption and they're recognized by all of the major desktop and mobile browsers on the market. Plus, they're backed by the industry's best 24/7 phone service and support. There's absolutely no technical difference between GoDaddy SSL Certificates and those offered by other companies – they simply cost less. Is it any wonder we're the largest provider of net new SSL Certificates in the world?
For more information, see What is the encryption strength of your SSL certificates?
Some configurations require a specific type of SSL Cert. Do you need to cover multiple domains with a UCC (Unified Communications Certificate), or unlimited subdomains with a Wildcard SSL? Use these questions as a guideline to help find the SSL you need to cover multiple secure sites:
For more information, see Finding the SSL You Need.
After you purchase the SSL, take about 10-15 minutes to activate the credit and submit a request for the certificate to use on your website. We'll verify your request and keep in touch with you through the process. When the SSL Certificate is issued, we'll send you an email with details for completing installation, making your server a secure server.
For more information, see Requesting a Standard SSL Certificate.