SSL Certificate

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Show visitors you're trustworthy and authentic

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. SSl certificate validate your website's identity, and encrypt the information visitors send to, or receive from, your site. This keeps thieves from spying on any exchange between you and your shoppers. When you have an SSL certificate protecting your website, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is private and can't be viewed by cyber crooks.

SSL certificate inspire trust and show visitors that you value their privacy. An SSL certificate protects your customer's sensitive information such as their name, address, password, or credit card number by encrypting the data during transmission from their computer to your web server. SSL is the standard for web security, and a server certificate is required by most merchant account services - you'll need one if you plan to accept credit cards on your website.

When a visitor enters an SSL-protected page on your website, their browser bar displays a padlock icon and the https:// prefix in the URL address. While most internet users know to look for those SSL indicators, you can also add a site seal is verified and secured. Visitors can click the seal to view your certificate's status and details, seeing for themselves that it's safe to send sensitive information to your website.

Organizational Validation (OV) SSL Certificate

Domain Validation (DV) SSL Certificate

Managed DV SSL Service

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate

Our Benefits

  • Industry standard for end-to-end encryption protocol.
  • Helps your website search ranking with https.
  • An SSL certificate eliminates the “Not Secure” browser warning.

SSL Certificates are SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates that authenticate websites and allow them to switch from HTTP to HTTPS encryption, protecting the exchange of valuable information visitors send to or receive from a website.
An SSL certificate on your site instills trust in your visitors and keeps user data secure, verifies ownership of your website, and helps prevent attackers from creating a false version of your site. When you have an SSL certificate protecting your site, your customers can rest assured that the information they enter on any secured page is encrypted. GoDaddy makes it easy to install your certificate and protect sensitive customer data on your site.

SSL certificates verify clients’ ownership of the domain and help prevent domain attacks and spoofs.

SSL/TLS encryption is possible via the public/private key pairing that facilitates SSL certificates. Clients get the public key to open a TLS connection from the server's SSL certificate.

SSL certificates are required for the HTTPS web address. HTTPS (the secure version of HTTP) appear on websites that have traffic encrypted by SSL/TLS. Plus, in addition to securing user data, HTTPS conveys credibility and trust to the site visitor. 

Depending on how your website is configured, you might want to use something other than a single-domain SSL certificate.

  • Wildcard SSL certificates cover all of a domain name’s subdomains. For example, you can secure *, which would cover, and any other subdomains.
  • UCC SSL certificates can cover multiple subdomains, unique domain names and websites. For example, you can secure, and

There are three types of SSL certificates, GoDaddy offers them all, each with varying levels of security. Understanding what kind of SSL certificate is important when doing anything involving personal user data.

  • Domain validated (DV) SSL certificate. DV certificates verify the owner of the site. The Certificate Authority sends an email to the website’s registered email address to verify its identity. No detailed information about the company is required, and the DV Certificate is the easiest to obtain. 
  • Organizationally validated (OV) SSL certificate. The Certificate Authority is required to validate the organization, physical location address and the website’s domain name. The process takes about 2-3 days. OV certificates have a moderate level of trust and are fine for public-facing websites with lower-level transactions.
  • Extended validation (EV) SSL certificate. This is the SSL certificate with the highest level of security and is ideal for sites that deal with sensitive information. Before issuing an EV SSL certificate, the Certificate Authority thoroughly reviews the applicant; The review process entails examination of corporate documents, confirmation of identity, and verifies relevant information through a third-party database.