MENU

SSL Certificates

It’s not just customers who favour secure websites, Google does too

“We need customers seeing we take security seriously. Otherwise they’ll just give us a miss.”

Johanna Hooper, Owner of Little Miss Festival
From £29.99 per year
SSL header image
little miss fest photo
little miss fest site

It’s hard to do online business without an SSL certificate, 123 Reg makes getting one easy

Smart consumers won’t share their information with a website unless they can see the closed padlock sign that says it’s protected by SSL. They certainly won’t attempt to buy anything.

So if you’re serious about doing business, you need to get one quick. Luckily, with 123 Reg, certificates are easy to set up, issued quickly, and cheap to maintain.

You’ll get the SSL encryption trusted by businesses and consumers worldwide, your potential customers will know their data is safe and Google will give you a boost in their rankings because they prefer secured sites.

All in all, by securing your site with 123 Reg, people will know yours is a business they can depend on.

CLICK FOR MORE

123-SSL

Right for new sites which need essential security

From £29.99 per year
Protection
Domain checks
Extra domain checks
Business checks
Extended checks
Warranty
SHOW FEATURES HIDE FEATURES
Activates browser padlock
Activates browser green bar
Validity period
1-3 yrs
Typical issuance speed
10 mins
Simple set up with Auto CSR
Secure unlimited subdomains (wildcard SSL)
Optional
Server licenses
3
Browsers supported
99%
Mobile device support
Use with intranet
'Secured by' site seal
123-ssl logo

Domain SSL

Right for start-up businesses looking for branded protection

From £49.99 per year
Protection
Domain checks
Extra domain checks
Business checks
Extended checks
Warranty
up to £10,000
SHOW FEATURES HIDE FEATURES
Activates browser padlock
Activates browser green bar
Validity period
1-3 yrs
Typical issuance speed
10 mins
Simple set up with Auto CSR
Secure unlimited subdomains (wildcard SSL)
Optional
Server licenses
Unlimited
Browsers supported
99%
Mobile device support
Use with intranet
'Secured by' site seal
GlobalSign seal

Org SSL

Right for growing businesses wanting to give visitors extra confidence

From £69.99 per year
Protection
Domain checks
Extra domain checks
Business checks
Extended checks
Warranty
up to £75,000
SHOW FEATURES HIDE FEATURES
Activates browser padlock
Activates browser green bar
Validity period
1-3 yrs
Typical issuance speed
2 - 3 days
Simple set up with Auto CSR
Secure unlimited subdomains (wildcard SSL)
Optional
Server licenses
Unlimited
Browsers supported
99%
Mobile device support
Use with intranet
'Secured by' site seal
GlobalSign seal

Extended SSL

Right for providing maximum website security

Only £249.99 per year
Protection
Domain checks
Extra domain checks
Business checks
Extended checks
Warranty
up to £150,000
SHOW FEATURES HIDE FEATURES
Activates browser padlock
Activates browser green bar
Validity period
1-2 yr
Typical issuance speed
3 - 4 days
Simple set up with Auto CSR
Secure unlimited subdomains (wildcard SSL)
Server licenses
Unlimited
Browsers supported
99%
Mobile device support
Use with intranet
'Secured by' site seal
GlobalSign seal

Which is best for your business, Standard or Wildcard SSL?

You can choose to protect just your website domain or multiple subdomains of your site to ensure the complete encryption of all your data transfers for one fixed price.
SSL icon

Standard SSL

A Standard Certificate will give a single domain of your choosing full protection to keep your website secure while remaining cost-effective.

For example, a Standard SSL would cover your website address:

yourname.com and www.yourname.com

multiple windows icon

Wildcard SSL

A single Wildcard Certificate can be shared among any number of subdomains on your site. Meaning you can offer maximum security across all your subdomains without needing to pay out for additional SSLs.

For example, a Wildcard SSL would cover not just yourname.com but also:

blog.yourname.com
subdomain.yourname.com
anything.yourname.com

Everything you need to keep your visitors secure and protected

Our SSL Certificates include everything your business needs to protect your visitors’ data and keep it secure. Plus, with total browser or device compatibility and easy installation you’ll be up and running in no-time.

SSL icon

Secure encryption

Keep data safe. All plans come with high (128 - 256 bit) encryption that ensures transactions and sensitive information are secure.

watch icon

Fast issuance

Get secured quickly. An SSL Certificate is typically approved in 4 days or less, with some plans approved in just 10 minutes!

tick paper icon

Easy installation

Be up and running in no time. 123 Reg hosted accounts get one-click installation, and sites hosted elsewhere can have our friendly support walk you through the process.

webpage icon

Padlock and site seal

Show customers they're protected. A site seal proves your SSL is in place and the padlock in the browser bar tells customers their information is safe.

padlock icon

Secure all versions of your site

Our SSL Certificates secure both www. and non-www. versions of your site; no need to buy a separate one for each.

cog icon

Total browser compatibility

Everyone is covered. Certificates are compatible with all major browsers, including those on mobile devices.

rosette icon

Up to £150,000 warranty protection

Do business confidently. Liability insurance protects you and your customers if your certificate is issued or used incorrectly.

Why choose SSL from 123 Reg?

  • Protect your customers personal data with 128 – 256 bit encryption
  • Display the secure padlock on your site and build trust with your visitors
  • Increase your rankings in Google simply by securing your website
  • Get more transactions as people are more likely to buy from secure sites
  • Display the Secure badge or logo on your website so your visitors know your site is secure
  • Compatible with all browsers and easily installed

Which Certificate do I need?

Every site is a little bit different - but our experts have some recommendations based on our experience in assisting businesses of all types and sizes find their ideal safety solution.

  • I have a website

    Even if you’re not running a business, selling online or collecting customer data, our basic package, 123-SSL, is a great place to start. This essential security and encryption will be enough to satisfy Google’s requirements for SSL-encrypted sites, and you may see a rankings boost as a result. In addition, 9 out of 10 users are more likely to trust a website with visible security indicators like the padlock in the search bar and “Secured by” seal.

    Recommended: 123-SSL or Domain SSL

  • I'm using a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla

    If you’re running your website with a content management system, you should secure your login & administrative areas, protect customer data transfer and ensure that feedback received from your comment sections and forms remains confidential. We’d recommend either Domain SSL or Organisational SSL in this situation, depending on the level of customer confidence you’d like to display.

    Recommended: Domain SSL or Organisational SSL

  • I have a website with a customer or user login area

    If you have a customer login, any protected content or collect any form of confidential data, you need our Organisational or Extended SSL for our maximum security and the highest level of customer confidence. Both offer high security, but Extended SSL Certificates are ideal if you want to offer extra reassurance to your visitors and make every transaction a confident one.

    Recommended: Organisational SSL or Extended SSL

  • I have an online shop

    For any online retailer, we recommend Extended SSL. This ensures your payments, customer logins and members-only areas of your site remain secure from online threats. In addition, it adds the green bar to your site that makes your credentials immediately obvious, empowering you to give your customers even greater confidence in your site’s security. In fact, displaying these trust indicators has been proven to improve conversions and sales. In a 2014 study by GlobalSign, 90% of users are more likely to trust a website that displays security indicators and are more likely to leave their details or make a purchase when they know that their data is sent over a secure connection. 29% of customers looked for the green address bar, while an additional 35% looked for the name of the company in the address bar.

    Recommended: Extended SSL

  • I need to protect lots of subdomains

    Make sure you choose a Certificate offering Wildcard SSL such as Domain or Organisational as an option – and remember to select that option when you buy. This will enable you to secure as many subdomains as you need instead of having to buy a separate one for each.

    Recommended: Domain SSL or Organisational SSL

  • I run my own MS Exchange Server

    To protect the emails, contacts and data being sent across your server, we recommend a Domain SSL. This Certificate strikes the right balance between price and features, with high encryption and the industry standard padlock in the search bar.

    Recommended: Domain SSL

  • I want to secure my Intranet and/or VPN

    Securing an Intranet Server or Virtual Private Network is critical to protect the sensitive personal and financial information being transmitted and ensure secure site-to-site connectivity and remote access. Our Domain SSL Certificate offers an essential layer of security from both internal and outside threats while remaining a cost-effective solution.

    Recommended: Domain SSL

little miss fest photo

I used to get my festival clothes online from America. People used to ask me where I got them and that’s how I came to start the business.

My customers are young and computer savvy. If we didn’t have an SSL certificate I know we wouldn’t get nearly so many sales. And advertising through Google Shopping, well, you can’t do that without an SSL certificate. I got SSL from 123 Reg. It’s wasn’t expensive and while I have to admit my IT-man husband did help; It was really easy to install.

Johanna Hooper, Owner of Little Miss Festival

Frequently asked questions

  • What is an SSL Certificate, and how does it work?

    SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and it is the predecessor of TLS – Transport Layer Security. It’s most commonly used when websites request sensitive information from a visitor, like a password or credit card number. It encrypts information sent between your website and a visitor’s web browser so that it cannot be read by a third party as it is sent across the internet.

    When you buy SSL, you’re actually buying a certificate – a small data file that digitally binds a cryptographic key to your business’ online details. When installed, it secures the connections from a web server to a browser.

    This is issued by a trusted authority who will go through the necessary vetting to identify you, your site or your business and ensure you are who you claim. When you’re approved, you can install this certificate onto your domain name and encrypt the pages on your website.

    If you have a website package with us, we’ll automatically install your SSL for you – and if you don’t, our support will help walk you through the process.

  • Who needs SSL?

    Anyone who does business online should be using an SSL Certificate. They are most commonly used with ecommerce websites, but can be used on any website where sensitive information is exchanged, for example:

    • Entering credit card details
    • Logging in with a username and password
    • Viewing or sending emails
    • Downloading a customer database
    • Conducting online banking or sharing financial details
    • Chatting in a private room
  • How do you know if a site is secured?

    If you’ve ever bought anything online, you’ve probably used SSL without even realising it – but there are some sure-fire ways to tell and these are the things your customers will look for on your site when they buy online.

    Most web browsers display a padlock when you’re viewing a site over a secure connection. When the SSL Certificate offers maximum security, the browser bar will also turn green and display the site’s credentials. Additionally, the addresses of secured pages normally start with https:// instead of the http:// protocol.

  • What domains can I use SSL with?

    Any domain name at all! There’s one-click installation with our web hosting, or you can purchase a standalone security certificate and we’ll help you install it elsewhere. Please note that these SSL plans are not currently compatible with our Website Builder and Ecommerce packages. Ecommerce already comes with an SSL included so you don’t need two.

  • What is a Wildcard SSL?

    This type of certificate secures your domain name as well as an unlimited number of subdomains.

    For example, www.yourbusinessname.com, shop.yourbusinessname.com, and secure.yourbusinessname.com can all be protected with a single Wildcard SSL Certificate.

    It works the same way as a regular SSL, undergoes the same validation processes, and is available either as 123-SSL, Domain SSL or Organisational SSL.

    When generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for a Wildcard certificate, add an asterisk (*) to the left of the Common Name where you want to specify the wildcard.

    Examples:

    *.yourbusinessname.com secures www.yourbusinessname.com, secure.yourbusinessname.com, etc.

    www*.yourbusinessname.com secures www1.yourbusinessname.com,
    www2.yourbusinessname.com, etc.

    *.mail.yourbusinessname.com secures secure.mail.yourbusinessname.com,
    www.mail.yourbusinessname.com, etc.

    It might sound complicated – but it’s really not! Our friendly support team is always ready to help make the process fast and easy.

  • Does SSL work with all browsers?

    All our certificates work with every major web browser, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.

    As you can imagine, the proportion of people using browsers that aren’t compatible with our SSLs is tiny – around 1% – and because our Certificates are industry standard, every other provider will have the same compatibility rate.

  • What is the "green browser bar" I keep hearing about?

    Every secured website gets a small padlock image in the browser bar – but for those sites who have the maximum security level available (Extended SSL), the browser bar will also turn green and display their websites credentials.

    • It’s only available to businesses which have completed extra vetting steps. In order to use the green browser bar, businesses have to pass a more stringent vetting process. It’s added trust for the consumer and looks better on your brand.
    • It displays your business name and location. This gives visitors to your site immediate reassurance of who you are and makes it very difficult for any other sites to pass themselves off as your business.
    • It’s very visible and obvious. The green bar is positioned right at the top of a browser window, not down at the bottom – and (as you might expect) it’s bright green. Customers can instantly tell they’re on a secured site.

    In order to get the green browser bar for your site, you need to purchase our Extended SSL.

  • What is the site seal for?

    When you buy a 123 Reg SSL Certificate, you can use one of the site seals on your website. These instantly-recognisable badges confirm to visitors that you’re protected.

    When a customer clicks on the site seal, they’ll be able to view more information about your site’s identity and confirm that you really are who you say you are.

    123-SSL comes with a basic 123 Reg site seal. For extra brand awareness, you can use the GlobalSign site seal with our Domain, Organisational and Extended SSL certificates. GlobalSign is a leading SSL provider, and their site seal will give your visitors the assurance they need to shop confidently.

  • Are SSL Certificates easy to buy? Can I do it myself?

    Absolutely. Just choose the option you think fits best. We’ll walk you through the process and explain every step, so you’ll always know what’s coming next and how to get it done right.
    The process differs a bit depending on how you plan to use your certificate:

    • I’m buying an SSL and domain name at the same time: We’ll take you through the normal ordering process so you can find the domain you want to add the SSL certificate to it.
    • I want to buy a standalone SSL: Standalone certificates must be purchased through your 123 Reg control panel. You must sign up to get a 123 Reg account (if you don’t already have one), then log in to our site and place an order through the control panel. If you have web hosting with us, the install will come with a single click. If you host your site elsewhere, we’ll help make sure you get set up properly.
  • What are Manual CSR and AutoCSR?

    Traditionally, in order to purchase an SSL you’d have had to supply a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). This is a file containing important information about your certificate.

    If your website is hosted with us, we will create this CSR (AutoCSR) and install it for you.

    If your site is hosted elsewhere, you will need to create the CSR (Manual CSR) and install it yourself. Don’t worry – we have support articles to help make this easy.

  • What is the vetting procedure?

    When you buy an SSL, the issuing authority will perform some checks on you or your business to verify your identity.

    This step is important as it’s only by ensuring SSL Certificates are issued correctly that the security of the system can be guaranteed.

trustpilot stars
123 Reg SSL Certificates
4.6/5 stars based on 938 reviews
trustpilot logo
“The whole process from start to finish was easy, fast, and hassle free.”

Steven T, from TRUSTPILOT

Questions?

Call us on 0330 221 1007
from 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday