A Secure Socket Layer also known as SSL security is used as protection for all the important information found in your site. Your website can be susceptible to harmful elements whenever the internet is accessed and this SSL electronic certificate is the best shield there is to utilize.
Important information pertains to personal details, names, addresses, organization facts or details, and so on.
As such, information like these is not meant to be shared with the general public unless otherwise permission is given by the user.
SSL Security on iPage Hosting
A live date and time stamp will be evident and usually located in the bottom section of your website whenever your premium SSL certificate is displayed. By simply clicking on the same direct link supplied for the necessary scripting language you can already make a FrontPage install of this.
There are two (2) types of SSL certificates available for your use, (1) QuickSSL Premium Certificate and (2) Shared SSL as discussed below.
QuickSSL Premium Certificate – A QuickSSL Premium Certificate is considered an add-on feature to your basic iPage package which means activating it will incur a separate fee from what you’re already paying for.
But with it comes many benefits such as extended Warranty, up to 256-bit Encryption, mobile Device Compatible and GeoSure Protection Plan, unlimited Free Reissues, $100,000 Protection Level and secure access on “https.” This is also issued by an SSL provider that is highly trusted to date — GeoTrust.
Shared SSL – Another option from QuickSSL premium certificate is via the Shared SSL. This is basically integrated in your iPage hosting package which means you don’t need to pay extra for it.
It’s not as half bad as compared to the premium SSL but it will reflect your site URL differently: https://yourusername.ipage.com as opposed to SSL:https:// www.yourdomain.com with QuickSSL premium certificate. So if you’re saving on cost shared SSL with your iPage plan is your practical choice for your site.
To reach an informed decision on whether or not to get the QuickSSL Premium Certificate for your website or stick with the iPage integrated shared SSL it’s best to know pricing for comparison.
The QuickSSL Premium Certificate costs $59.95 to get it added as an extra feature for your site and it’s for a 12-month term while your Shared SSL costs $0.00 because it’s free.Ultimately, you make the decision on what your site requires and with whatever option you choose it’s still gives unheard of value.
Another add-on you may want to consider is Domain Privacy which you can also activate via your Domain Central.
This costs $9.99 per year that supports TLDs like: .info, .com, .net, .org, .name, .biz, .tv and .cc.
How to Install your Premium SSL Certificate
Get your site the QuickSSL Premium Certificate via a quick install and you don’t need a webmaster to do it. Just follow these steps:
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You can check for the green https:// with a green padlock icon showing on the left side of your domain name as indication that it’s SSL-protected.