Why do I need one?

If you are collecting sensitive information or providing customer accounts via your website then you will need an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate. Have you ever wondered why some websites begin with http and others with https? The 's' stands for 'secure' and it indicates that the site you’re browsing is using a protected, encrypted connection.

Choose your plan

Rapid SSL
SSL Plans Rapid SSL
Entry level SSL, perfect for low volume personal and small company websites.
Specifications
  • *Powered by GeoTrust
  • Issued within 2 hours
  • Cost-effective solution
  • 256-bit SSL encryption
  • Static Site Seal
  • $10K USD warranty
From /year +GST
$55.00
True Biz ID
SSL Plans True Biz ID
True Business SSL delivers very strong protection plus extended warranty.
Specifications
  • *Powered by GeoTrust
  • Issued within 1 week.
  • Organisation authentication
  • 256-bit SSL encryption
  • GeoTrust Secured Seal
  • $250K USD warranty
From /year +GST
$250.00
True Biz ID EV
SSL Plans True Biz ID EV
True Biz ID EV SSL delivers the strongest protection plus extended warranty.
Specifications
  • *Powered by GeoTrust
  • Issued within 1 week
  • Green address bar
  • 256-bit SSL encryption
  • GeoTrust Secured Seal
  • SAN Version available
  • $500K USD warranty
From /year +GST
$395.00

Why secure your website with Openhost?

Free Installation

Once ordered our technicians will install your SSL on your Openhost hosting account.

Speedy SSL deployment

In most cases we will have your SSL certificate will be installed within 24 hours of it being issued.

Guaranteed Secure

All Openhost SSL Certificates are issued by a globally trusted and recognised SSL provider - GeoTrust.

SSL's support SEO

An SSL certificate can support your websites keyword and Google search rankings.

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Helping you deploy

Digital Certificates are a level of web security that isn't just a "nice to have" anymore — SSL encryption is essential for bolstering security for your network and visitors alike.

SSL Certificate FAQs

Why do I need an SSL Certificate?

If you are collecting sensitive information or providing customer accounts via your website then you will need an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate. These digital certificates give your customers peace of mind and serve as the backbone of internet security. They authenticate the identity of your website linking your domain name, company name and location with a unique cryptographic key.

What do I need to have before I purchase an SSL Certificate?

To order your SSL Certificate, you must be able to provide a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for your website or web server. This means that your website must already be set up on your server. If your website or server is hosted elsewhere, please contact your host to obtain a CSR, or you may be able to generate a CSR from your website or server control panel.

Your website must have a dedicated IP Address. It can still be hosted on a shared server with other websites, but it must have its own unique IP address.

Extended Validation Certificates issues to individuals require identification from that individual in the form of a valid government issue photo ID (Driver's Licence or Passport) and a utility bill or bank statement.

Extended Validation Certificates issued to a business or corporate body require the Certificate of Incorporation for the company or corporate body. This will be verified with the Companies Office.

What is a CSR?

A CSR is a “Certificate Signing Request” and is used to create an SSL certificate. It contains a block of encrypted text that is generated on the server that the SSL Certificate will be used on. This contains information that will be included in your certificate such as your company name, common name, city and country. It also contains the public key matching the private key on the hosting server which needs to be part of the issued SSL certificate.

Who is your SSL Certificate provider?

All our SSL Certificates are issued by GeoTrust. You can read more about GeoTrust here

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