SSL certificates comparison

essential security

only £9.99 a year

Domain SSL
from a trusted brand

only £49.99 a year

Extended SSL
total security

only £199.99 a year

  • Activates browser padlock

    Activates browser padlock

    Visitors to your website will see the familiar padlock in their web browser, reassuring them your site is safe.

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  • Activates browser
    green bar

    Activates green browser bar

    Visitors to your website will see a green bar displaying your business name before the address. This is the type of SSL certificate preferred by banks.

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  • Validity period

    Validity period

    You can purchase most of our SSL certificates for three years, and our Extended SSL certificate for up to two years. This means you'll have no worries about renewing your certificate each year, your website will stay protected ... and you can even take advantage of the extra savings available when you buy for longer.

  • 1 - 3 years 1 - 3 years 1 - 3 years 1 - 2 years
  • Multi-year savings

    Buy for longer, save more

    We think commitment should be rewarded. So when you buy an SSL certificate for more than a year, we'll offer an extra discount. The longer you buy for, the more you'll save.

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  • Encryption level

    Encryption level

    Encryption scrambles the information that's sent between your website and a visitor's web browser.

    The encryption level indicates how secure that information is.

  • High (128 - 256 bit) High (128 - 256 bit) High (128 - 256 bit) High (128 - 256 bit)
  • Secures www and
    non-www sites

    Secures both www and non-www sites

    Our SSL certificates secure both versions of your domain name (http://www.
    and http://
    ) in a single SSL certificate. There's no need to pay extra. And because you only have to buy one certificate (not two), it could cut your SSL costs in half.

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  • Warranty


    Our SSL supplier, GlobalSign, offers a liability programme which is underwritten by an insurance company. This protects you and your customers if the certificate is issued or used incorrectly.

  • N/A £10,000 £75,000 £150,000
  • Typical issuance speed

    Typical issuance

    SSL certificates are always issued as quickly as possible. However, because some of them require quite detailed checks, it can take a few days to get the certificate created for you.

  • 10 minutes 10 minutes 2 - 3 days 3 - 4 days
  • Vetting


    The vetting process is simply to ensure you are who you claim to be. It's nothing personal - everyone who buys an SSL certificate gets checked.

  • Domain checks Extra domain checks Domain checks
    Business checks
    Domain checks
    Business checks
    Extended checks
  • Simple set up with

    Simple set up with AutoCSR

    A CSR is a certificate signing request, and you need one to order a SSL certificate. If your website is hosted with us, we will create the CSR for you (AutoCSR) and install it for you. If you don't have hosting with us, we will walk you through how to set this up yourself manually.

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  • Secure unlimited
    (wildcard SSL)

    Use with any subdomain

    Wildcard SSL costs extra, because it allows you to use your SSL certificate with any subdomains you want to.

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  • Server licenses

    Server licences

    Many SSL certificates only let you install them on a single server. This means if you have more than one server (for backup, or because you run a very busy site), you have to purchase several certificates.

    Many of our SSL certificates come with unlimited licenses. This allows you to install them onto unlimited servers, saving you money.

  • 3 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
  • Browsers supported

    Browsers supported

    All our SSL certificates support over 99% of web browsers in use. This includes all the major browsers - and most minor ones too!

  • 99% 99% 99% 99%
  • Mobile device support

    Mobile device support

    Our SSL certificates work with a wide variety of mobile devices, allowing visitors who use PDAs and mobile phones to stay secure too.

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  • Use with intranet

    Use with intranet

    Protect your internal website with our SSL certificates too.

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  • 'Secured by' site seal

    'Secured by' site seal

    Put this seal on your site to improve visitor confidence and demonstrate your site is protected by a trusted brand.

  • Secured by 123SSL Secured by GlobalSign Secured by GlobalSign Secured by GlobalSign

    Clients are advised that any SSL certificate purchased, vetted and approved by 123-reg and its SSL partner GlobalSign but not yet formally processed by the Client shall be cancelled if the Client fails to accept the 'approver email' 3 months from the date of purchase.
    Clients are advised to contact 123-reg's Support Team at anytime during or after the expiry of their SSL certificate if they have any issues with their certificate.

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