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A SSL is important for all websites, here's why...

Consumers are constantly being told to look out for the "Padlock" or HTTPS at the start of the URL of a "Safe" website. Google has reassured its users concerned about online security by flagging all unencrypted sites as Not Secure and now penalises sites without a SSL in their search positions.

So having an SSL certificate - giving your website URLs beginning with ‘https’ - is no longer a luxury. It’s a necessity!

Protect yourself from attacks and data breaches with SSL

Nothing, in business, is more important than your reputation. A huge part of that is establishing trust. But it extends beyond just having the trust of your customers, you need to protect your brand or else you'll lose that trust just as quickly as you gained it. You've likely seen other companies suffer the kinds of attacks that damage reputations. Whether it's a high-profile data breach or some other kind of cyber-attack that brings them to their knees, these kinds of incidents have a major impact on their brands long-term.

You simply cannot afford to risk it. Fortunately, SSL can help to protect your brand and even to build it.

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SSL certificates How do they work?

  • A browser or server attempts to connect to a website (i.e. a web server) secured with SSL.
  • The browser first contacts a DNS server to find where the site is hosted, then contacts that web server.
  • If the the website is secured by SSL, the web server sends the browser/server a copy of its SSL certificate direct to the browser.
  • The browser/server checks to see whether or not it trusts the SSL certificate. If so, it sends a message to the web server.
  • The web server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session, after exchanging the necessary encryption information: a key and hashing cypher - basically a code!
  • Encrypted data is shared between the browser/server and the web server.

How InstaHost SSL's work

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Our SSL certificates

We provide free SSL certificates through Let’s Encrypt. These require you to use our free nameservers, which are based on the Google UK infrastructure.

Our free SSL certificates are Wildcard SSLs which cover all subdomains of a website - like ‘subdomain.yoursite.com’ - so you only need one certificate.

If you’d prefer to use different nameservers, you can purchase and use our Simple SSL certificates. We source both our Simple and Extended SSLs through Geotrust - one the leading certificate authorities.

We can also purchase an Extended SSL from InstaHost, an Extended SSL is the highest class of SSL available today. Extended SSLs include ‘extended validation’. This is where checks are made on the company by the certificate authority. These help prove that the website’s owner is a genuine and legal company.

Our certificates use the TLS security protocol (v. 1.2), not the the older SSL protocol. We use the term 'SSL Certificate' simply because it's the phrase most people are familiar with.


Free SSL


  • https://your-domain.com
  • Padlock icon for your site visitors
  • Simple, one-click activation
  • ISRG Root X1
  • Trusted by 115 Million Websites
  • 24/7 support

Simple SSL


  • https://your-domain.com
  • Improve Google Ranking
  • Simple, one-click activation
  • Domain Validation (DV) Certificate
  • $10,000 Warranty
  • 24/7 support

Extended SSL


  • Improve Google Ranking
  • Padlock & Business Name in Address Bar
  • $1.5 million Warranty
  • Extended Validation (EV) Certificate
  • Green Address Bar Title
  • 24/7 support

FaqFrequently asked questions

What is SSL? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, an encryption technology that was originally created by Netscape in the 1990s. SSL creates an encrypted connection between your web server and your visitors' web browser allowing for private information to be transmitted without the problems of eavesdropping, data tampering, and message forgery.

To enable SSL on a website, you will need to get an SSL Certificate that identifies you and install it on your web server. When a web browser is using an SSL certificate it usually displays a padlock icon but it may also display a green address bar. Once you have installed an SSL Certificate, you can access a site securely by changing the URL from http:// to https://. If SSL is properly deployed, the information transmitted between the web browser and the web server (whether it is contact or credit card information), is encrypted and only seen by the organization that owns the website.

Our Wildcard SSL Certificates provide SSL protection for unlimited first-level sub-domains of the domain name you specify. For example, you get a SSL Wildcard Certificate for *.your_domain.com. With this certificate, you can secure unlimited first-level subdomains, such as:

www.your_domain.com, mail.your_domain.com, admin.your_domain.com, anything.your_domain.com

The asterisk (*) in the common name serves as the wildcard character that allows the certificate to take on any first-level subdomain name. The value assumed by the asterisk (*) must not have a period or 'dot' in it (i.e., your *.your_domain.com does not secure anything.anything.your_domain.com as it is a second-level subdomain of your_domain.com). This is why we say that the Wildcard certificate covers unlimited first-level subdomains.

No way! The SSL certificates we provide will accelerate your website load speed. When a user visits your website, their browser asks for proof of the validity of your certificate. It’s an automated process and ensures your website loads faster and visitors aren’t left hanging.

It’s because the audit and validation process for the EV SSL certificate isn’t automated and the background checks are meticulous. It’s the price you pay for super-protection, but it’s worth it.

In reality, there may be several reasons behind this sort of error message, some may be related to the certificate or some may be not. So, it will be better to get solution of the error message; just click on detail to get more specific information about the message. Then, tell us; we'll help you to remove this error message.

Simple - Message us here Or click the livehelp link below and we will advise you on the best certificate for your requirements and install it on your behalf For Free!