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Be secure with an SSL certificate

Avoid a not secure warning in your browser bar and gain visitors' trust with an SSL-encrypted website.View packages

Increase trust with SSL

What SSL does

An SSL certificate encrypts all information transmitted to and from your website, ensuring it is protected from third parties attempting to access it.

Why you need SSL

Browsers, like Google Chrome, mark pages without SSL encryption as not secure. This can have a negative effect on the trustworthiness of your website. If you have an SSL certificate, your site's URL will start with the prefix "https" and a green padlock icon will be displayed in the browser bar, showing your visitors your site is secure and their data is safe. Pages that are protected with SSL receive better search engine rankings, and are more likely to be trusted by visitors.

Package overview

Choose between Standard SSL (protect a domain, without subdomains) and Wildcard SSL (protect a domain, incl. all subdomains)

SSL Starter


$30/year
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GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium

Protection for one domain name

Domain Validation Instant activation; quickest way to start protecting your website.Close

Up to 256-bit encryption

$500,000 loss excess amount

Green padlock display

Easy to activate on your website

SSL Business


$70/year
Continue

GeoTrust True BusinessID

Protection for one domain name

Organization Validation Ensures the authenticity of the company issuing the certificate.Close

Up to 256-bit encryption

$1,250,000 loss excess amount

Green padlock display

Protection against phishing

Display the trustworthiness of your business

SSL Premium


$200/year
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GeoTrust True BusinessID EV

Protection for one domain name

Extended Validation Ensures the authenticity of the organization and contact person issuing the certificate via manual checks .Close

Up to 256-bit encryption

$1,500,000 loss excess amount

Green bar display

Protection against phishing

Display the trustworthiness of your business

As secure as an online bank!

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SSL Starter Wildcard


$70/year
Continue

GeoTrust Quick SSL Premium Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Domain Validation Instant activation; quickest way to start protecting your website.Close

Up to 256-bit encryption

$500,000 loss excess amount

Green padlock display

Easy to activate on your website

SSL Business Wildcard


$300/year
Continue

GeoTrust True BusinessID Wildcard

Protect a domain, including all of its subdomains

Organization Validation Ensures the authenticity of the company issuing the certificate.Close

Up to 256-bit encryption

$1,250,000 loss excess amount

Green padlock display

Protection against phishing

Display the trustworthiness of your business

Click here for our general terms and conditions.
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Types of SSL certificates

Domain Validated (DV)

If you are just starting out, or want to use the SSL certificate in order to secure your personal website or blog, then usually the domain validated SSL (DV) will suffice.
This way, all traffic is encrypted but no further validation is conducted.
DV Certificates are the right solution for simple websites like blogs, personal websites, and simple one-page websites.
Do not use a DV SSL Certificate for eCommerce or other applications which require a higher level of trust.

Organization Validated (OV)

If you are doing any business online you should at least use an OV SSL. When you're handling any kind of customer data, organization validation (OV) will make sure that the certificate is really from your organization, and that the domain belongs to you, not a third party.
This helps you to protect your business and customers from phishing websites.
Organization validation is a great way to secure a company website, a forum, or any other website with a login page that does not transfer payment data. Customers' usernames and passwords will be transferred with end-to-end encryption.

Extended Validation (EV)

If you are an entity with an increased level of trustworthiness, the extended validation certificate can transfer this assurance onto your website. The symbol of this trust is the green address bar in the browser, which comes with the EV SSL.
This is why not only banks and big eCommerce organizations rely on extended validation certificates, but government agencies also use them for secured transactions.
eCommerce websites should rely on the level of trust only an EV Certificate can provide. Only extended verification can guarantee the real origin of a website and the safety of data such as customer information, credit card numbers, and other payment details.

What do you need from your SSL Certificate?

Ensure Google Chrome does not display a warning message for my site Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation
SSL Starter
For a website that does not transmit any user data or payment information, a Domain Validation SSL Certificate is the right choice.
  • Green padlock in the address bar
  • Quick and easy activation
  • $500,000 loss excess amount
$30/year
Get it
Protect my domain and all of my subdomains Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation
SSL Starter Wildcard
For a website with multiple subdomains, a Wildcard SSL Certificate is the right choice.
  • Secure your domain and all of its subdomains
  • Green padlock in the address bar
  • Quick and easy activation
  • $500,000 loss excess amount
$70/year
Get it
Secure transactions on my website Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation
SSL Premium
For online retailers, an Extended Validation SSL Certificate is the right choice.
  • The highest level of authentication and security
  • Green padlock in the address bar
  • Green display of your company name
  • $1,500,000 loss excess amount
$200/year
Get it
A verified SSL Certificate for my business Our experts recommend...
Our recommendation
SSL Business
For businesses that do not process payments online, an Organization Validation SSL Certificate is the right choice.
  • Green padlock in the address bar
  • Verification of your business by our partner DigiCert
  • Listing of your organization's name on the certificate
  • $1,250,000 loss excess amount
$70/year
Get it

Benefits of an SSL certificate

Protect your data transactions

SSL secures the browser connection between visitors and your website with up to 256-bit encryption. This means all transmitted data is protected from third parties attempting to access it.

Anti-phishing

You can protect your site against phishing (attempting to gain sensitive data from usernames) with SSL Business/Premium. Not only will our partner DigiCert check that your company owns and has the right to use the domain, but also that your company is registered and in good standing.

Increases trust with your website visitors

You want your visitors to feel confident that you are taking measures to protect the information they submit on your website. DigiCert is a global leader in internet security, meaning you have leading SSL security standards at your fingertips.

Better ranking with Google

Google ranks websites with SSL higher compared to sites without security certification. Professionally validated sites can receive up to 6% higher rankings in search results!

Site Seal

Users trust websites with a Site Seal to handle their data. The Site Seal is proven to be the most well-recognized symbol for online security, and will increase your customer satisfaction.

Browse the internet safely

Our SSL certificates are compatible with all major browsers and mobile devices so your visitors and customers know their data is protected and encrypted.

DigiCert – your SSL security

Together with our partner DigiCert, we offer reliable protection for your website with highly secure 256-bit SSL encryption.

DigiCert SSL Certificate

  • World's largest and most well-known SSL provider
  • Unique additional services such as a daily malware scan
  • Global leader with vast experience in internet security
Customers choose 1&1 IONOS because we not only provide everything you need to be successful online, but also best-in-class service through a free personal consultant.

SSL Certificate FAQ

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is a security protocol that conveys your communications over the Internet in an encrypted form. SSL encoding is commonly employed by eCommerce websites to protect sensitive information such as credit card numbers or personal data. SSL certificates ensure that information is delivered to the server for which it was intended, without falling into the hands of third parties who could tamper with the data. You'll recognize sites that have a SSL certificate by the URL https, rather than the unsecured http, plus the padlock icon that appears in your browser's address bar. 1&1 IONOS offers QuickSSL certificates for your domain, read on to find out why ordering a SSL certificate is the right choice for you.
Ordering a SSL certificate is a great way to bolster your website's reputation with customers and search engines alike. Getting SSL validation from 1&1 IONOS is quick and offers complete security for your online transactions – meaning you won't have to worry about third parties getting a hold of your data. You may find a SSL certificate particularly useful if you run a web shop or eCommerce site, since you can protect your customer's credit card and other financial information from fraudsters. As a rule, however, any website can benefit from the enhanced security and stellar reputation associated with the SSL protocol.

Moreover, you'll find that having a SSL certificate is the foundation for building a trusted online brand - recognized by customers and the Google search algorithm as a reputable website. When completing transactions over the Internet, online shoppers trust the https URL and padlock symbol over the unsecured http URL. With an SSL certificate from 1&1 IONOS you can inspire the highest level of trust in your customers. That means you can confidently sell products or services in an online shop knowing that each of your transactions is secure.

Since websites with SSL certificates only transmit sensitive information to your domain's server – in an accurate and unchanged form – you'll feel as reassured as your customers. SSL certificates can prevent unnecessary security breaches from occurring on your site that could cost you time and money to fix. At 1&1 IONOS, we believe investing in the security of your domain is always a good idea. Luckily, with 1&1 IONOS, securing an effective and cheap SSL certificate for your website is quick and as easy as pie.
The best thing about ordering an SSL certificate from 1&1 IONOS is that it will make your website more popular with customers and search engines. The SSL certificate is recognized by Google's algorithm as a seal-of-quality and assurance, meaning your website will appear higher up in the search engine's results compared to unsecured websites. This means that you will enjoy increased traffic to your website from customer's searching for your services on Google – all you need to do is show them that the security of their sensitive data is your priority.

It's easy and quick to get a cheap SSL certificate for your website with 1&1 IONOS that will get noticed for the right reasons online. So if you are concerned about the reputation of your website or online business, and want to increase the visibility of your site on search engines, then SSL certificates are the right choice for you.
The SSL certificates at 1&1 IONOS are either domain based or organization validated, which means they are quick to validate and secure. In just a few clicks, you can enjoy the peace of mind of having ironclad certification for your online transactions. To ensure your continued security, 1&1 IONOS offers DV (domain validated) SSL in our entry-level package, DV Wildcard within our mid-level package and OV (organization validated) within our top-tier package. This means that you can tailor your choice depending upon your specific requirements.

Whichever SSL solution you choose, your certificate is enhanced with powerful 256-bit SSL encryption, providing your domain with the highest level of security available. Thanks to our world-class SSL certificates, you can conduct your online business with ease and confidence knowing that sensitive information entered into your website is secure. Here at 1&1 IONOS, we take your security as seriously as you do—discover more by exploring our three packages today.
Depending on the hosting package you purchased with 1&1 IONOS, you may already have an SSL certificate. If not, you'll find that alongside 1&1 IONOS's affordable hosting packages, you can always boost your website's reputation by ordering a surprisingly cheap SSL certificate with us.

You can obtain the perfect domain-based SSL certificate for your website from the 1&1 IONOS Control Center today. Simply log into your control center and pick the domain you wish to get certified; from here you can choose to add a variety of extra features to your hosting package.

Choose 'get SSL certificate' and you'll be taken to our online shop. Once you've ordered your certificate, our team will start the validation process. You'll be informed about how to activate your new SSL certificate in an email sent to the address associated with your domain.
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