Your site safe for visitors
An SSL secure sockets layer) certificate provides encrypted connections between computers. To guarantee a secure connection between two computers, you need an SSL certificate. An SSL certificate can be recognized by the "https" for the website address, and the lock in the address bar.
With the well known lock and the https your WordPress website exudes confidence, and your site is also easier to find in Google. With an Extended Validation your company name will be added and the address bar will turn green. With an SSL certificate you not only offer your visitors a secure site, you also comply with the AVG. If no certificate is installed, Chrome will notify you that your site is unsafe.
There are different types of SSL certificates, but in practice there are three types that are most commonly used: single domain SSL (standard and most commonly used), a wildcard SSL (for unlimited subdomains) or an extended validation SSL (for web shops, banks and commercial websites).
Let's Encrypt (DV) - For all (sub)domains
Let's Encrypt certificates come standard and completely free of charge with every WordPress hosting and Managed WordPress package and offer your visitors a secure site.
Domain Validation (DV) - Single Domain
Do you have a website with one or more subdomains? With Wildcard SSL you secure all websites under 1 domain. Ownership of the domain is verified and no paperwork is required. The certificate is issued almost immediately and offers basic level encryption.
Wildcard SSL - For subdomains of 1 domain name
An organisation level validation SSL is similar to domain validation, but it also contains an authentication of the company or organisation behind the domain. It provides a higher level of security and lets your customers know with confidence that they can trust the server with their personal data.
Extended Validation (EV) - For webshops and companies
Extended validation is the most extensive validation. It not only validates the domain and authentication of the company or organization, but also conducts an extensive investigation before a certificate is issued. It provides the highest level of security and trust.
Have the certificate installed on your website, including verification.
You can install the SSL certificate yourself on your website with the help of our extensive manual, but you can also choose to let Surver take care of the entire installation process for a one-time fee of 79,-. This includes a validation check and website test to make sure all content is loaded securely. You can easily add the installation service to your order.
Frequently asked questions
Which SSL certificate do you recommend?
For smaller companies, a Domain Validation (DV) is sufficient. For larger companies, webshops and government institutions an Extended Validation (EV) SSL is most suitable. In most browsers you will see a green address bar and lock, which immediately gives your visitors the most confidence.
Can you set this up for me?
Of course it is! We can take care of the order and installation of an SSL certificate on your WordPress website. We also check immediately if all pages are loaded securely and no errors are displayed. Feel free to send an email to our support department with the desired SSL certificate and domain on which we may complete the installation. Of course you can also check the installation service during the ordering process.
Do I really need an SSL certificate?
Briefly, yes! There are several reasons why an SSL certificate is a good idea for your website. For example, the data is sent encrypted over the internet so your customers can safely send contact details or payment details. Google also attaches importance to this, and places your site higher in the search results. Most browsers also alert visitors if the website in question is not secure. You are also required to install an SSL certificate according to the AVG.
Can I order and install the SSL certificate myself?
Of course it is! We have prepared two manuals to help you place an order, as well as install the certificate.