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SSL Certificates

Customers prefer secure websites. Google does too - and without SSL, Chrome will highlight your website as ‘Not Secure’.

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Boost conversions and rankings in one simple step

84% of online shoppers say they abandon a purchase when they realise the website is insecure.

SSL gives your website a padlock that is displayed in your browser bar, reassuring visitors they’re safe on your site. What’s more, Google favours secure sites, so it helps to increase your search engine ranking too.

SSL certificates from 123 Reg can be set up in a couple of clicks. They work on any website no matter where your domain is set up. And if you get stuck, our phone support can do it all for you.

So what are you waiting for? Secure your site today.


Best for blogs…
Domain SSL

Ideal for bloggers and small sites - gives you all the basics at an affordable price.

As low as
£47.99 /yr

On sale -  SAVE 20% 
Renews at £59.99/yr after 2 years

Excluding VAT at 20%
Browser padlock Visual proof that shows your site is protected by SSL. This reassures visitors that they can input information safely on your site.
Server licenses Save time and money by securing your site with one certificate, even if your website is hosted on multiple servers. Before, you would have needed a certificate for each server, now 1 certificate can protect your entire website.
Site seal A site seal lets your customers know that any details they enter will be safe on your site.
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Secure unlimited subdomains Choosing the ‘Wildcard’ option below means the certificate is issued to *.yourdomain.com. The certificate can then be used on an unlimited number of subdomains. Any new sub domains you add to your site will be covered. Please note, wildcard option not available with Extended SSL.
Warranty Rest assured that if your certificate is used incorrectly, you and your customers will be covered by our liability insurance.
Display business name in address bar In some web browsers, your business name will be highlighted in the address bar as visual proof that your site is secure and protected by SSL.

Best for websites…

Designed to meet the needs of growing businesses and provide complete peace of mind with a higher warranty.

As low as
£63.99 /yr

On sale -  SAVE 20% 
Renews at £79.99/yr after 2 years

Excluding VAT at 20%
Most popular for businesses
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Server licenses
Site seal
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Secure unlimited subdomains
Up to £75,000
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Best for online stores…
Extended SSL

Gain trust and reassure visitors with your business name displayed in the browser bar - perfect for your online shop.

As low as
£199.99 /yr

On sale -  SAVE 20% 
Renews at £249.99/yr after 2 years

Excluding VAT at 20%
Browser padlock
Server licenses
Site seal
StarfieldTech logo
Secure unlimited subdomains
Display business name in address bar
£199.99 1st yr (+20% VAT)

Standard or Wildcard SSL?

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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

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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:


Everything to keep visitors secure and protected

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Secure encryption

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

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Fast issuance

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Total browser compatibility

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

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Up to £150,000 warranty protection

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

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Choose Extended SSL for ultimate protection

Give your customers total confidence that their data is safe from online threats with our maximum-security SSL.

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Why choose SSL from 123 Reg?

  • Our SSL certificates are compatible with all browsers and can work on any website
  • Our large team of security experts are on hand to support you with your SSL installation 24/7
  • We are the UK’s #1 provider, trusted by millions of businesses who depend on our service
  • Cancel within 30 days of purchase with a full money back guarantee

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 to 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. According to a recent study, 90% of users are more likely to leave their details or make a purchase when they know that their data is sent over a secure connection.

    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

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Trusted by over a million sites

With a 99.9% uptime promise, around the clock support and a 30 day money back guarantee, you’ll be in safe hands with 123 Reg.

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. Additionally, the addresses of secured pages 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 a free 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.


    *.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 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 a site seal with our Domain, Organisational and Extended SSL certificates.

  • Why do you use Starfield Technologies for your certificate authority?

    Starfield Technologies has been a Certificate Authority since 2004 and have over 1 million active SSLs in use around the world which receive over 1 billion security checks every day. Starfield certificates are trusted by every major browser in the world.

    Starfield are committed to ensuring high performance standards and maintaining their high levels of security. They successfully complete 3 annual WebTrust audits of their SSL Certificates and are members of Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, Google and Oracle’s root programs, among others.

    Alongside this, they are also a founding member of the CA/Browser Forum and participated in the development of the EV SSL standard.

  • 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.

“The whole process from start to finish was easy, fast, and hassle free.”

Steven T, from TRUSTPILOT

Questions? Call us on 0330 221 1007

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