You need to make it your mission to provide your customer with a positive experience and you want them to be confident that they can order from you safely and securely. With this in mind you want to secure your visitors, prospects, and customers online payment area so that their valuable data, such as credit card details, are protected from prying eyes. This is why you need an SSL certificate!
Secure Sockets Layer, SSL, is the standard security technology for creating an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between our web server and your browser remains private and secure. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. In order to be able to generate an SSL link (signified by the gold padlock in the information tool bar and for URL with https:// instead of http://), a web server requires an SSL Certificate.
How does an SSL certificate work?
An SSL certificate ensures safe, easy, and convenient
Internet shopping. Once an Internet user enters a secure
area by entering credit card information, e-mail address,
or other personal data, for example the shopping site's
SSL certificate enables the browser and Web server to
build a secure, encrypted connection. The SSL "handshake"
process, which establishes the secure session, takes place
discreetly behind the scene without interrupting the consumer's
shopping experience. A "padlock" icon in the
browser's status bar and the "https://" prefix
in the URL are the only visible indications of a secure
session in progress.
Why does a WebIntellects Certificate cost considerably
less than other providers?
WebIntellects has direct access to the IdAuthority, the
largest commercial directory on the web. WebIntellects
can therefore expediate the validation of an application.
This efficient and highly effective validation method
ensures we can issue a Certificate at a greatly reduced
cost as reflected through our guaranteed lowest price
in the industry as well as maintain a level of validation
far superior to the methods employed by other SSL providers.
Will WebIntellects Certificates work correctly with
my customer's browsers?
In order for your customer's browser to seamlessly use
a WebIntellects Certificate, they must trust our 'Root
Certificate'. Our Root (provided by CyberTrust) is trusted
by over 99.3% of all current browsers, comprising all
Internet Explorer 5.00 and above, Netscape 4x and above
and AOL 5 and above and comes pre-installed with all Windows
98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating
systems. This browser compatibility makes WebhostGIANT
as trusted as Verisign and Thawte.
I am not a company, can I apply for a Certificate?
No. There are two options for processing credit cards.
You can choose to have the server automatically send you
the credit card information for you to process yourself
on your credit card machine. This is known as "Simple
credit card validation". The other option is to use
VeriSign or Link Point so you can process the charge online,
automatically, in a much more secure and quick manner.
Can I apply for a certificate for a domain and use it
for other domains on my server?
Yes, anyone wishing to provide a confidential and secure
link between server and customer's browser can apply for
Do you offer Wildcard Certificates?
Yes. We offer two versions of wildcard certificates.
We offer the Domain Secure Wildcard Certificate for $199
per year and we have the Business Secure wildcard Certificate
for $349 per year. The differences between Domain Secure
and Business Secure are the same as the standard SSL certificates
What is a Wildcard Certificate?
This product is an SSL certificate that conveniently
allows you to secure multiple subdomains on one domain
using *.domain.com pattern for the common name. The *
is a special symbol that stands for one or more characters.
This means that you can secure many different sub domains
with one Wildcard Certificate, such as www.domain.com,
customer.domain.com, supplier.domain.com or anything.domain.com