SSL Certificates

Secure your website, boost search rankings & build trust

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL is the best way to protect private information - credit card numbers, passwords and more - entered into your website. When your website displays an SSL site seal, an "https" address and the trusted padlock, your customers can shop confidently, knowing their information is safe.

SSL certificates also have the added bonus of helping to boost your Google search rankings.

If you're serious about doing business online, then you need SSL certificate. Thankfully, we make SSL easy.

Choose Your SSL Certificate

Positive SSL

Fast & affordable protection

  • Secure 1 Domain
  • Domain Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • $10,000 Warranty
  • Issued in Minutes
  • Browser Padlock
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Wildcard SSL

Protection for an entire domain

  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Domain Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • $10,000 Warranty
  • Issued in Minutes
  • Browser Padlock
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Multi-Domain/UCC

Perfect for Microsoft Exchange Servers

  • Secure Up to 100 Domains
  • Domain Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • 3 Domains Included
  • Issued in Minutes
  • MS Exchange Compatible
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EV SSL

green address bar
  • Secure 1 Domain
  • Extended Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • $1,750,000 Warranty
  • Issued in 1-10 Days
  • Green Address Bar
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SSL123

Strong affordable security

  • Secure 1 Domain
  • Domain Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • $500,000 Warranty
  • Issued in Minutes
  • Browser Padlock
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Web Server SSL

Improved customer confidence

  • Secure 1 Domain
  • Organization Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • $1,250,000 Warranty
  • Issued in 1-2 Days
  • Browser Padlock
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Wildcard SSL

Protection for an entire domain

  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Organization Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • $1,250,000 Warranty
  • Issued in 1-2 Days
  • Browser Padlock
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EV SSL

green address bar
  • Secure 1 Domain
  • Extended Validation
  • 2048-bit Digital Signature
  • 128/256-bit Encryption
  • $1,500,000 Warranty
  • Issued in 1-10 Days
  • Green Address Bar
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SSL Conversions

Proven To Increase Conversions

Shopping online is all about trust. Adding an SSL certificate to your website is one of the simplest and most affordable ways of achieving this. Your customers will instantly know that their safety is assured when they see your website is "https" secured with a trusted SSL site seal. No matter what you may be offering, your customers are far more likely to do business with you if they trust you.

Money back guarantee

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Feeling a bit unsure? Not to worry. We're so confident that our SSL certificates will exceed your expectations, that we've included a risk-free 30 day money back guarantee. If for whatever reason, you're not 100% satisfied, we'll refund you your money, no questions asked.

Why Choose Our SSL Certificates?

Strongest Encryption

All SSL certificates provide up to 256-bit encryption for maximum protection of your visitors' information, and are signed with a 2048-bit root.

Boosts Your Google Ranking

Google has announced that websites with a secure SSL (HTTPS) encryption will experience a positive effect on their search ranking position.

Maximum Compatibility

Our SSL certificates are compatible with over 99% of web browsers and are supported by all major email clients and server operating systems.

Unlimited Server Licenses

Our SSL certificates do not limit you to a single server. All of our certificates can be used on as many servers as you want, for absolutely flexibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I need an SSL certificate?

    SSL certificates are the best solution for securing websites or web servers that transmit information, whether it be credit card details or personal details. Without an SSL certificate you risk having this valuable information intercepted and stolen. When customers can see that your website has been well secured and you value their security, they're more likely to do business with you.

    Recently, Google also announced that all websites using site-wide SSL will receive preference in search rankings. Something which will be given even greater weighting in the future.

  • Can I use your SSL certificates with my own web host?

    Yes, absolutely! Our SSL certificates are compatible with all web servers and will work just fine with your existing web hosting company or server setup.

  • How are your prices so cheap?

    As a result of the solid relationships we've forged over the years, and our ability to purchase in bulk, we are able to offer our customers SSL certificates at prices which are considerably cheaper than if you were to purchase the exact same product directly from the certificate authority. In fact, you can expect to save up to 75% on many of our products.

  • What are the requirements for using an SSL?

    All you need is a domain name and website hosting.

    If you host your website with Smartweb, you will not be required to purchase a dedicated IP address. Some web hosting companies might require this. Please make sure to check this beforehand with your host.

    For Organization & Extended Validation SSL Certificates, you will be required to validate the authenticity of your company with the CA.

  • How does the warranty work?

    The SSL warranty covers any losses your customers may incur as a direct result of the SSL encryption failing and their data being lost/stolen. Because of the incredibly high encryption strength of our SSL certificates, the likelihood of this occuring is slim to none.

  • Which SSL do I need?

    Firstly, there are different types of SSL certificates depending on the number of addresses, or subject alternative names (SAN), you need to secure:

    • Standard: 1 domain (i.e. yourdomain.com & www.yourdomain.com)
    • Wildcard: Unlimited subdomains (i.e. subdomain1.yourdomain.com & subdomain2.yourdomain.com)
    • Multi-Domain: Multiple domains (i.e. www.yourdomain.com & www.otherdomain.com)

    Secondly, is the SSL for personal or business use?

    If for personal use, take a look at the affordable Domain Validated options. These do not require you to have a registered business and can be issued in as little as several minutes

    If for business use, it's better to opt for an Organization Validated or Extended Validated (EV) certificate. Both types include your business' name in the certificate details, increasing visible authenticity of your business to potential customers. EV certificates exclusively trigger the famous 'green address bar'. This highly visible mark of trust is the ultimate way to generate consumer confidence and boost conversions.

  • What happens after I order?

    You will be sent an email asking you to complete the SSL's enrollment. You will then be required to complete domain validation. You may choose to validate your domain either by email verification or file-based verification. Email verification requires you to approve an email that will be sent to an email address specified during enrollment. File-based verification requires uploading a provided file to the root directory of your domain.

    Following completion of domain validation, you will either be issued your SSL (domain validation), or be required to submit your business documentation to the certificate authority (organization & extended validation).

Please note: SSL certificates must be installed on your web server. Therefore, we are able to provide end-to-end SSL installation support only in cases where the domain is hosted with Smartweb. If the domain is hosted with another provider, please contact their support team for assistance with CSR generation and SSL installation.

Some Of Our Customers

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"Anyone requiring an SSL certificate? Checkout @SmartwebSA - super professional, helpful, have great prices and great customer service." - @ContingencyC - via Twitter

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