SSL Certificates

Nobody provides credit card details unless they feel completely safe. That's why you need to prove your site is 100% secure - and SSL Certificates do just that within Australia and Globally.

Have a hosted account with us? PANTHUR members can enjoy free SSL certificates (domain validated). Whether you already have an account with us or signing up for a new account. The free Auto SSL is set to protect every domain in every account.

    • Rapid SSL
    • $30.00 /year Buy Now
    • Domain Validation
    • Secures Single Domain
    • 10 Minute Activation
    • Quick SSL Premium
    • $100.00 /year Buy Now
    • Organisation Validation
    • Secures Single Domain
    • 10 Minute Activation
    • True Business ID
    • $150.00 /year Buy Now
    • Organisation Validation
    • Secures Single Domain
    • 1-3 Day Activation
    • True Business ID (EV)
    • $300.00 /year Buy Now
    • Phone Validation
    • DUNS or Other Documentation
    • Secures Single Domain
    • Green Bar
    • 3-10 Day Activation

All our certificates include...

Up to 256-bit security, free setup and reissuance, browser security lock, site seal

Rapid
SSL

$30.00 /year
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Quick
SSL Premium

$100.00 /year
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True
Business ID

$150.00 /year
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True
Business ID (EV)

$300.00 /year
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Domains Single Domain Single Domain Single Domain Single Domain
Validation Method Domain Validation Domain Validation Phone Validation Phone Validation
Documentation None None None DUNS or Other
Green Bar
Site Seal Static RapidSSL Site Seal? A trust mark such as the RapidSSL site seal may be added to web pages on a secure site

Dynamic QuickSSL Premium Site Seal? The QuickSSL Premium Site Seal includes a verification link & the date/time

Dynamic True Business ID Site Seal? The True Business ID Site Seal includes a verification link, the date/time & your company name

Dynamic True Business ID EV Site Seal? The True Business ID EV Site Seal includes a verification link, the date/time & your company name

Browser Security Lock
Mobile Compatible
Reissuance Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Activation 10 Minutes 10 Minutes 1-2 Days 1-10 Days
Setup Fee Free Free Free Free
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SSL Certificates validation types explained:

Domain Validation

Certificate Authority (CA) checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name. No company identity information is vetted and no information is displayed other than encryption information within the RapidSSL Site Seal.

Domain vetted certificates are fully supported and share the same browser recognition with OrganizationSSL, but come with the advantage of being issued almost immediately and without the need to submit company paperwork. This makes DomainSSL ideal for businesses needing a low cost SSL quickly and without the effort of submitting company documents.

Organisation Validation

CA checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name PLUS it conducts some vetting of the organisation. Additional vetted company information is displayed to customers when clicking on the Secure Site Seal, giving enhanced visibility in who is behind the site and associated enhanced trust.

Phone Validation

Phone Validation (Extended Validation) is where the CA checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name PLUS it conducts a THOROUGH vetting of the organisation. The issuance process of EV SSL Certificates is strictly defined in the EV Guidelines, as formally ratified by the CA/Browser forum in 2007, that specify all the steps required for a CA before issuing a certificate, and includes:

  • Verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity
  • Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
  • Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV SSL Certificate
  • Verifying that the entity has properly authorised the issuance of the EV SSL Certificate

EV SSL Certificates are available for all types of businesses, including government entities and both incorporated and unincorporated businesses. A second set of guidelines, the EV Audit Guidelines, specify the criteria under which a CA needs to be successfully audited before issuing EV SSL Certificates. The audits are repeated yearly to ensure the integrity of the issuance process.

EV SSL Certificates are the latest, and possibly most significant, advancement in SSL technology since its initial inception follows the standardised Extended Validation guidelines. New high security browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7+, Opera 9.5+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome, Apple Safari 3.2+ and iPhone Safari 3.0+ identify ExtendedSSL Certificates as EV Certificates and activate the browser interface security enhancements, such as the Green Bar. For customers who wish to assert the highest levels of authenticity, ExtendedSSL is the ideal solution.

Domain Validation (DV)

Certificate Authority (CA) checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name. No company identity information is vetted and no information is displayed other than encryption information within the Secure Site Seal.

Domain validated certificates are fully supported and share the same browser recognition as the Phone validated certificates, but come with the advantage of being issued almost immediately and without the need to submit company paperwork. This makes RapidSSL certificates ideal for individuals needing a low cost SSL quickly and without the effort of submitting company documents.

Organisation Validation (OV)

Organization Validated (OV): In the case of an OV certificate, the certificate authority performs a much more substantial validation process. This includes checking the applicant’s business credentials and even making sure that the company’s physical address matches the application.

For individuals, the RapidSSL (DV) certificate is the most affordable and logical choice to provide simple encryption for things like logins. But for business, a domain validated certificate simply isn’t the appropriate choice. If you have small and mid-sized business customers, at the bare minimum, they should be using the QuickSSL Premium certificate (OV) to ensure that visitors to their website see that additional information about the organization in the certificate.

Phone Validation (PV)

Phone Validation (Extended Validation) is where the CA checks the right of the applicant to use a specific domain name PLUS it conducts a THOROUGH vetting of the organisation. The issuance process of EV SSL Certificates is strictly defined in the EV Guidelines, as formally ratified by the CA/Browser forum in 2007, that specify all the steps required for a CA before issuing a certificate, and includes:

  • Verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity
  • Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
  • Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV SSL Certificate
  • Verifying that the entity has properly authorised the issuance of the EV SSL Certificate

EV SSL Certificates are available for all types of businesses, including government entities and both incorporated and unincorporated businesses. A second set of guidelines, the EV Audit Guidelines, specify the criteria under which a CA needs to be successfully audited before issuing EV SSL Certificates. The audits are repeated yearly to ensure the integrity of the issuance process.

EV SSL Certificates are the latest, and possibly most significant, advancement in SSL technology since its initial inception follows the standardised Extended Validation guidelines. New high security browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7+, Opera 9.5+, Firefox 3+, Google Chrome, Apple Safari 3.2+ and iPhone Safari 3.0+ identify ExtendedSSL Certificates as EV Certificates and activate the browser interface security enhancements, such as the Green Bar. For customers who wish to assert the highest levels of authenticity, ExtendedSSL is the ideal solution.

What is SSL?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is the industry standard technology for security on the internet and establishes an encrypted link between a browser and a web server. The link then guarantees that all the data sent between them remains integral and private.

In other words, it securely sends your data without anyone being able to access it or hack it.

SSL is typically used to secure credit card transactions, logins, and data transfer. It has also started to become used to provide secure browsing for social media sites.

What is an SSL certificate?

An SSL Certificate contains small data files which assigns a business with a digital cryptographic key. When the certificate has been installed on a web server, like Nginx, HTTPS and a padlock will appear. They allow secure connections between a browser and web server.

They bind together the following:

  • A domain name, hostname, or server name
  • A company name (organisational identity) and a location

It also will contain the Certificate expiration date, and the Certificate Authority details with who isresponsible for issuing the Certificate.

After a browser connects to a site which is secure, it then retrieves the SSL Certificate and checks:

  • it is not expired
  • A Certification Authority which the browser trusts has issued it
  • That the right website it was issued for is using it

If any of the above checks fail, then the browser will show the user a warning that the site does not have SSL and is not secure.

Anytime you visit a site which is unprotected, the information you provide will be sent in an easy to read plain text format. Information is usually sent between multiple servers before it arrives at its destination. This means there are lots of chances for it to be potentially hacked and stolen.

Types of SSL Certificates

There are a few other types also. They include:

Apache

Apache is used for an Apache server. It is open-source and maintained by a community of developers.

Wildcard

Wildcard can save time and money. It’s possible to use a single certificate to secure your domain and unlimited sub-domains.

Do I need an SSL certificate?

If you are asking for any personal information on your website, then yes you need an SSL certificate. A company will need to install oneonto its web server. This will then initiate a secure connection with browsers, which ensures that all web traffic is safe and can’t be read or hacked.

As well as keeping information secure, there is also another aspect to it. Sites without a certificate will display HTTP in a user’s browser. Sites with encryption will display HTTPS instead

Most search engines have begun to display warnings that any non-HTTPS site is insecure, and not to enter personal information

An SSL certificate has two purposes:

  • To encrypt data which is being transmitted
  • To authenticate the website’s identity

For users visiting a website, it is crucial that they know they are visiting a trustworthy website and not a dodgy site. If there is no certificate, it is highly likely that most users will not enter theirpersonal information on the site, and will instead leave to a competitor site which is secure.

Does my site have SSL?

SSL provides the encryption between your internet browser and a website which is protected. If a site has SSL, it is guaranteed that the data is safe, and cannot be read. Even if the data gets intercepted, it is encrypted. This means that whoever tries to read it, won’t be able to understand anything.

How do you check if your site has SSL?

The process is easy:

  • Open your browser, and enter your website address.
  • Next, check the address bar and look at the beginning of your website’s address. Does it beginwith “HTTPS://“?

For an unencrypted website, the URL will start with “HTTP://:”, or in some browsers, it may only begin with “www.”

But, websites which have SSL will always show HTTP, with an “S” at the end (HTTPS).

Another way to determine whether a site has SSL is by looking for an icon which is a closed padlock. It will appear either in the address bar or on the status bar at the bottom of the browser.

Warning: You should never send login details or credit card information to any website which doesn’t use encryption. Any info is easy to intercept and can be misused.

Does SSL improve SEO?

People still are worried about online security, providing their details, and making online payments. To help protect privacy, Google has taken a rigorous approach to make it a high priority.

It has done this by providing SEO benefits by implementing an SSL Certificate on a website. Less than 1% of sites on the internet are secure with SSL. However, 40% of the page 1 search results have SSL, with this number expected to continue to increase.

There is a slight effect between search rankings and HTTPS SSL, and it offers a small SEO advantage.

It’s recommended to move to an SSL website now, to stay ahead of the competition. Not only will it help SEO, it most importantly gives customers a sense of security and trust with using your website.